Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​Mathematics Division​​

This division is responsible for teaching and doing research in pure Mathematics. This is firstly a curiosity-driven area, and our researchers are motivated by mathematical intricacy, which can then lead to applications.

This division also hosts a South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) chair in Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences, in conjunction with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).​


Postgraduate students undertake research with academics in the following fields:

  • Algebra
  • Algebraic number theory and arithmetic algebraic geometry
  • Analysis of algorithms
  • Categorical algebra
  • Category theory and duality
  • Combinatorics
  • Enumeration problems
  • Functional analysis
  • Lattice theory
  • Mathematical and theoretical physical biosciences
  • Model theory​​
​Postgraduate Qualificatio​ns​

Application Process