Deans Message

I invite you to take a few minutes of your time to look at our webpage and the programmes we offer in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture at the University of Fort Hare.  Brief descriptions of the programmes are given, as well as the entrance requirements and other important guidelines for student enrolment in the Faculty.

I am sure that many of you would like to have more details regarding specific programmes or disciplines at undergraduate and graduate level.  I personally invite you to visit our webpage.  We in the Faculty are looking forward to working with you to help you obtain your career goals. We also have a number of centres and units which form an integral part of the Faculty, and act as a link between the University and the communities it serves.

Our students come from every province in South Africa as well as from many foreign countries.  This gives us the desirable blend of cultures and ethnic groups that enhances the academic experience at the University of Fort Hare.  At Fort Hare, you will receive outstanding education at a nationally recognised institution, located in an extremely friendly environment.

I know you will enjoy Fort Hare because it offers all the opportunities you expect from a major University while retaining a friendly small campus atmosphere.  Please visit our website and the University so that you can see, first hand, that Fort Hare in general, and the Faculty of Science and Agriculture is the place for you to shape your future.


The Faculty of Science and Agriculture is a vibrant, innovative centre of excellence, relevant to the scientific, technological and agricultural needs of society.


To unlock the potential of our staff, students and communities, in an environment conducive to learning, through teaching and research, and the pursuit of strategic partnerships.


The Faculty of Science and Agriculture commits itself to:

  • Fostering an environment that will encourage independent thinking and freedom of expression
  • Encouraging scientific analysis, technological development, innovation and creativity,
  • Independence and excellence in all its programmes.
  • Consistency, transparency and fairness in all its activities.
  • Support and development of previously disadvantaged learners.
  • The advancement of the purposes and goals of the White Paper on higher education and the Strategic Plan of the University (SP2000).


Prof N Monde
Faculty of Science & Agriculture