Medicine and Health Sciences
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Vision, Mission & Values


Advancing health and equality in South Africa and beyond.



  • Creating and sustaining a culture of transformative learning;
  • Contributing to the discovery, sharing and translation of knowledge that will promote health and development; and
  • Benefiting the broader community by means of active citizenship



The FMHS values are:

  • excellence 
  • integrity
  • compassion​
  • inclusivity 
  • innovation​
  • accountability 


Institutional culture

​We recognise that high performance in all aspects of our business depends on our ability to attract and retain the most talented, passionate and committed people. 

The FMHS therefore strives to build an institutional culture that welcomes, develops and supports a diversity of students and staff.  It also fosters an inclusive environment characterised by mutual respect, where everyone can learn and work free of discrimination.  Furthermore, the Faculty encourages a mind-set that favours adaptiveness and innovation as we believe these qualities are critical for addressing the complex healthcare challenges in South Africa and the rest of the world and for ensuring institutional and global sustainability. ​