Medicine and Health Sciences
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Postgraduate Support


The vision of the FMHS is to promote health and equality in South Africa and beyond. The Faculty’s mission is to create and maintain a culture of transformative learning; to contribute to the discovery, sharing and translation of knowledge that will promote health and development; and to benefit the broader community by means of active citizenship.


The FMHS offers a number of excellent academic training programmes, underpinned by research of the highest quality, and supported by well-integrated quality assurance and academic administration structures and processes. These programmes provide for the needs of a wide range of healthcare disciplines.

Over decades of dedicated and sustained work, the FMHS has built up an excellent reputation for research. We continue to perform as a leading research-rich environment with extensive international collaborations, in addition to national and local partnerships. A research agenda shaped by strategic research focus areas ensures that our research activities address the major health challenges facing the African continent.


Postgraduate enquiries:

For Honours and Structured Master's degrees please contact:

Ms Vanessa  Joseph
Faculty Officer
Tel: +27 21 938 9235


For full thesis Master's studies please contact:

Ms Nicoline Cockrell
Doctoral Office Administrative Officer
Tel: +27 21 938 9811


For Doctoral studies please contact:

Dr Jyothi Chabilall
Head: Doctoral Office
Tel: +27 21 938 9708