Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is respected within South Africa, Africa and the world arena as a knowledge-partner of note that builds on the scientific, technological and intellectual capacity of Africa and plays an active role in the development of South African society. The faculty is placed in the top 300 within the category Natural Sciences of the QS World University Ranking list.

The Faculty of Science has eight departments, as well as several world-renowned centres with excellent facilities and established research groups. We offer training at the undergraduate level in the physical, biological and mathematical sciences, to our own students and to students registered in the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, AgriSciences, Economics and Management Sciences.

Approximately 30% of our students are postgraduates and we confer a large number of research master’s and doctoral degrees each year. We focus strongly on the publication of our research outputs in international journals of high standing, and make use of National Research Foundation (NRF) ratings as a guide to the recognition of our staff in their respective fields.​​



Biochemistry, Biochemistry Biochemistry 
Botany and Zoology, Botany and Zoology Botany and Zoology 
Chemistry and Polymer Science, Chemistry and Polymer ScienceChemistry and Polymer Science
Earth Sciences, Earth SciencesEarth Sciences
Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical SciencesMathematical Sciences
Microbiology, MicrobiologyMicrobiology
Physics, Physics Physics 
Physiological Sciences, Physiological Sciences Physiological Sciences