Earth Sciences
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our undergraduate Earth Science programme combines observational and field skills with the necessary scientific background. All courses aim to develop critical thinking and improve your problem-solving toolkit. You will be taught essential skills to understand the earth as a system and its related processes. We also strive to develop team work and provide you with sound communication skills.

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You are interested in doing your honours year in Earth Sciences?

Would you like to persue a MSc, Phd or Post Doc in the department? 

Our MSc and PhD programmes are by research. 

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Prospective international students

​You are an international student and want to study Earth Sciences ?

Please contact the Postgraduate & International office if you plan undergraduates studies.

Are you interested to conduct your postgraduate studies with us?​

Additionally you will need to contact the Postgraduate & International office. ​

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Where are our honours now? 
Check where some of our recent graduates work now. Read more..

Feedback from one of our honours student now at TIAS Utrecht Netherlands:
„My four years at SU had shaped my mind and way of thinking [...] I feel that the standard, quality and method of teaching that the Earth Sciences department offers to its student is quite phenomenal”Alp Sean Househam- small.jpg
"I've been fortunate to do some traveling to the Austrian & Swiss Alps recently between my studies and was absolutely blown away by the beauty of them - it was amazing to see all the teachings materialise into real life! (Jaw dropping stuff - see the photo)"