Science Winter Week


26 June 2016


9:00 to 07/01/2016


Stellenbosch University

Maties Science Winter Week

The Faculty of Science of Stellenbosch University will once again host its popular Maties Science Winter Week during the first week of the June holidays in Stellenbosch. This Winter Week provides learners who are interested in a career in the Natural Sciences the ideal opportunity to find out more information about the programmes, disciplines and career opportunities available in this field of science.

The Winter Week assists learners very specifically to make correct choices regarding further study and possible career choices. Learners will be exposed to careers where a tertiary qualification in the Natural Sciences is required.

Who presents the Winter Week?
The Winter Week is presented under supervision and support of the Faculty of Science, in association with the Science Student Committee.

Who is invited?
Learners in grade 11 with an interest in a career in the Natural Sciences. Grade 12 learners are also welcome, although it may be too late to assist you with a career choice since university applications close on 30 June already.

What will mainly happen at the Winter Week?
Interactive sessions will be presented by lecturers from the various Science departments.

The various departments of the Faculty of Science are visited during the morning sessions, where interactive sessions will be presented by lecturers from the various disciplines, such as biochemistry, physiological sciences, microbiology, mathematics, computer science and applied mathematics, botany and zoology, geology, physics and chemistry. They receive an overview of the different subjects as well as possible courses and careers where the subject is applied. Afternoons are spent on field trips to companies where scientists are at work. After hours activities with a scientific flavour such as a visit to the Cape Town Planetarium are planned.

When: 26 June – 30 June 2016, at Stellenbosch University

Where will participants stay?
Participants will be housed in university hostels, under supervision of responsible senior students.

R1600 – this includes accommodation and expenses regarding entry fees, meals and visits

Travel arrangements:
Learners must arrange their own transport to and from Stellenbosch. Arrangements can be made for transport to and from the bus stop, airport or train station.

Application form


Mariétta van den Worm
Faculty Manager: Science Faculty

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3760
Fax: +27 (0) 21 808 3680