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​​​​​South Africa constantly needs well-trained experts who can make meaningful contributions to supplying a fast-growing population with food and fibre, experts who can ensure that food and natural resources remain unpolluted and safe for the consumer, and experts who manages the environment in a sustainable way in order to ensure its preservation for posterity.

The Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University is probably one of the most important environments where these challenges are addressed and solved in the various study and research fields. ​

The programmes train students to become leading experts in one of six industry sectors, namely Plant and Soil Sciences, Animal Production Systems, Food and Wine Production Systems, Agricultural Economics and Management, Conservation Ecology, and Forestry and Natural Resource Sciences.

Selection guidelines and admission policy for undergraduate programmes for the​2023 intake

​This document provides the guidelines used in the application, selection, and admission procedures for undergraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of AgriSciences. The selection and admission procedures are followed in accordance with the Admission Policy of Stellenbosch University (SU).

APPLICATION DUE DATE  :  Applications close 31 July 2022 for the 2023 academic year.

Semester 1 of 2022: AgriSciences Teaching and Learning offering

The Faculty of AgriSciences will use the Augmented Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment (ARTLA) approach for their Undergraduate offering.  This means that a combination of face-to-face (f-t-f) and online learning opportunities (synchronous (real-time) and/or asynchronous (non-real-time) will be provided.  The Excel sheet per Department on the AgriSciences website provides the detail for each undergraduate module, click on the links below to access the relevant information. The University is inviting all students back to campus and therefore more in-person on campus lectures and practicals have been selected for this semester and students should attend all learning opportunities provided as the provision of recordings is not a given and the module frameworks should be consulted. Students should not take previous learning material or recordings as what will be the final content of modules for 2022.

Definitions from the Excel:

Fully online:  There are no scheduled f-2-f interactions with the students. The interactions are facilitated via digital technology by utilising either synchronous (real-time) or asynchronous modalities, e.g. upload of podcasts / lectures. The asynchronous (non-real time) modality allows for students to engage with learning material at different times and locations.

Fully Face to Face (f2f):  The module is offered in a physical classroom or facility with lecturers/facilitators and students are present in person.  Most of the summative assessments happen in brick-and-mortar facilities. F2F learning allows for different teaching and learning methodologies to be used and can contain a blend of traditional classroom methods and online interaction. However, most of the teaching, learning and assessment is still facilitated on campus or in the classroom.

Augmented:  The module is offered in one or a combination of three ways:   1) Synchronous (real-time) streaming and recording of f2f learning opportunities with limited number of students in venue. 2) Asynchronous provision of material and f2f learning opportunities (with limited number of students in venue) are used to explain pre-recorded material.  3) Asynchronous provision of material and f2f learning opportunities (with limited number of students in venue) are used for question-and-answer sessions.

In summary

  • Most modules will follow an Augmented (options 1 – 3) approach.  If more than one columns are indicated, it means that your teaching and learning offering will include a combination of the various formats as indicated in the definitions.
  • Assessments (and specifically the main assessments) will take place invigilated (sit down face-to-face) on Stellenbosch campus. Quizzes or smaller formative assessments can be online.
  • Most students will have the opportunity for face-to-face contact with the lecturer in class adhering to the current Covid rules of wearing masks and 1.5 m social distancing rule. This rule can be changed on short notice and the situation will be re-evaluated and teaching modes can be reviewed and altered if needed.
  • The class size and venue assigned will influence the nature and frequency of contact time for now.
  • Your campus experience and class attendance might also be impacted by the final vaccination rule that is being finalised currently if not vaccinated.
  • This information may change at short notice due to Covid-19 and new alert level directives from Department of Higher Education – Please consult SUNLearn, emails and other official communications. Further details will be available in the module frameworks on SUNLearn, please visit regularly to stay up to date. We encourage you to keep an eye on the COVID-19 Latest Updates website.


​​​​More Information:
For more information on the programmes and content of modules, please refer to the Faculty Yearbook​​.  ,