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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​Video made by ES honours students
Where are they 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)"