Partner Summer and Winter Schools

Summer and winter schools are short term academic courses hosted by various universities during the summer or winter of the northern or southern hemisphere.  These courses can range from 1 to 6 weeks and offer a great opportunity to experience tertiary education outside South Africa.
 
Stellenbosch University in cooperation with its partner institutions offers summer and winter school opportunities for Stellenbosch University students; these opportunities are listed here. Students are welcome to identify other opportunities relevant to their fields of study and apply for a travel bursary to attend an independent summer school at a non-partner university. For more information regarding independent summer or winter schools refer to the following page.

Application deadlines:

  • The application process for summer and winter schools is closed. It will reopen at beginning for 2018.

Application feedback:

See the following link for general feedback about the outcome of the June / July summer school application process in 2016.

Resources:

   Frequently Asked Questions

   Blog Postings of Students that have been Abroad

Getting Started and Applying:

The following students must follow the application process below:

  • Students applying to attend a summer or winter school at a partner university

Step 1: View the List of Summer Schools on Offer

Step 1: View the List of Summer Schools on Offer

  1. List of Summer Schools on Offer. (Remember: You must apply directly on the SU International website.)
  2. Make sure that you comply with the conditions and requirements of a summer school nomination and placement.
  3. Read the financial arrangements regarding the awarding of winter / summer travel bursaries.

Step 2: Apply - The Application Form and Reference Letter

Step 2: Apply - The Application Form and Reference Letter

For a complete application you will need to complete and submit the following documents:

  • Complete the Online Application Form
  • An Academic Reference Letter from an Academic Supervisor (Promoter, Lecturer etc.); the reference letter must be sent by the supervisor directly to the following email address: sims@sun.ac.za. The reference letter can be addressed to Mr. Robert Kotze, Senior Director: Stellenbosch University International.
  • Here is an example of an academic reference letter:

Step 3: Apply - Video Clip (Only applicable to Partner Winter and Summer Schools)

Step 3: Apply - Video Clip (Only applicable to Partner Winter and Summer Schools)

The submission of a video clip is the final component of the application process and replaces the interview process. For the brief of the video clip see the following document: Brief for Video Clip

Step 4: Review of Application

Step 4: Review of Application

Applications will be reviewed by a panel and nominations will be made to the Senior Director of Stellenbosch University International. After approval by the Senior Director applicants are informed of the outcome and nominations are sent to the host institution.

Please note that the host institution accepts or rejects the nominations and therefore determines if an application is successful.

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