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What is the Tübingen-South Africa programme?
The Tübingen-South Africa Programme is a cultural and language exchange programme that offers South African students the chance to be exposed to the German culture and language. It also aims to bring about closer ties and understanding between South Africa and Germany.
What does the programme consist of?
Students spend a month in Tübingen, where they take part in a programme designed to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge in various subjects, from language to history to economics. Students also go on factory visits and sightseeing excursions, which make for an exciting four weeks of multifaceted learning.
Who qualifies for the Tübingen-South Africa Programme?
Each year, 18 students from Tübingen’s local partner universities get the chance of a lifetime to take part in the programme. Apart from SU, the other partner universities are the universities of Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, Johannesburg, Witwatersrand, Botswana and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
If you enjoy engaging in group discussions and enthusiastically take part in group activities, you are an ideal candidate. You must also be able to serve as a good ambassador for South Africa. More specifically, you must:
*Additional requirements specifically applicable to SU students.
How will my visit be funded?
Successful SU students qualify for a travel bursary to cover their flight expenses. The programme then covers your:
As your contribution, you will be expected to cover:
How do I apply and where can I get more information?
SU students interested in the programme must complete the application form.
Students from other South African partner universities must complete the following application form: