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Degree programmes in the Mathematical Sciences


BSc Math​ematical Sciences
BSc Computer Science

BSc in Mathematical Sciences

This programme has eight streams and allo​​​​ws students to choose from a range of fields in the mathematical sciences, including Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Abstract Mathematics and Operations Research.
Focal areas:
  • Depending on the stream you choose, it will be at least one of: Financial Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research or Computer Science, in combination with subjects from the mathematical sciences; or subjects from other disciplines such as Geographical Information Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Music Technology, Biodiversity and Ecology, Economics, Advanced Linguistics, Geography and Environmental Studies, Biochemistry, Genetics.
Specific admission requirements:
  • Mathematics 6 AND Physical Sciences 4 (if you take Physics or Chemistry)

BSc in Computer Science

The BSc in Computer Science will equip you with extensive knowledge of Computer Science, including programming, computer systems, databases, networks, operating systems and concurrent programming.
Focal areas:
  • General Computer Science (with choice of majors in Applied Mathematics, Economics, General Linguistics, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research or Statistics)
  • Computer Systems
  • Data Science (with choice of majors in Computer Science, Data Engineering, Mathematical Statistics and Statistics)
  • Computer Science with Genetics
  • Computer Science with Geographical Information Technology
Specific admission requirements:
  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 and Mathematics 6
  • Any other school subject from the designated subject list for university admission 4


  • If you wish to take Chemistry of Physics as a university subject: Physical Sciences 4​


Talk to us

  • Our recruitment officer, Ms Maambele Khosa, is an alumni of our Faculty and available to talk to learners and teachers about study and career opportunities in the natural sciences, as well as student life at Stellenbosch University.

    Contact her to arrange a visit to your school, or click here to consult online.
  • (021) 808-2681​ ​

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