Tubingen-South Africa Program 2018

The Tübingen - South Africa Program is a cultural and language exchange program for South African students aiming to expose them to German culture and language. It also aims to bring about closer ties and understanding between the two countries. Students spend a month in Tübingen in a program designed to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, from language to history to economics; as well as factory visits and sightseeing excursions which makes for an exciting month of multi-faceted learning.
 
Beneficiaries are 19 students from Tübingen’s partner universities:
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Witswatersrand
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • University of Botswana
  • Namibia University of Science and Technology             
 
The ideal candidate is someone who is eager to engage in group discussions and enthusiatic about group activities. He or she must also be able to act as a good ambassador for South Africa.
 
Read more about the 2017 programme: Follow link
 

The applicable dates are as follows:

  • Application Deadline for Stellenbosch University students: 31 August 2017
  • Application Deadline for students from other South African partner universities: 15 September 2017 (Please note that you must be nominated by your home university to be considered.)
  • Departure from South Africa: 7 January 2018 (provisional)
  • Return to South Africa: 28/29/30 January 2018 (provisional)

Who are eligible to apply?

  • Students registered for a full degree in 2017 & 2018
  • Students who are in their second year or later*
  • Must have an overall aggregate of 60%* 
  • Have not yet traveled abroad
  • Must be able to travel to Germany for the month of January 2018
  • Must be a South African citizen OR hold a valid South African study visa for 2017 & 2018 (Not applicable to students from the University of Botswana and Namibia University of Science and Technology.)
  • See also the terms and conditions on the electronic application*

*Additional requirements specifically applicable to students from Stellenbosch University.

The programme covers the following expenses for successful applicants:

  • Successful Stellenbosch University students qualify for a travel bursary to cover their flight expenses.
  • Accommodation in a German host family (including small breakfast)
  • Lunch and dinner during the week at the local student canteen (Mensa)
  • Bus pass for the month of January valid within Tübingen and suburbs
  • Internet access
  • Study material (note pad, pens, etc.)
  • All seminars and classes
  • All expenses related to other accompanying events and activities
  • All expenses related to official excursions & factory tours which includes transport, entrance fees, meals, etc.
  • Extra warm winter wear (if needed)

Expenses to be covered by successful applicants:

  • Registration / Administration fees
  • Courier fees for visa application (where applicable)
  • Transport to and from the nearest national airport in South Africa
  • Meals over weekends
  • Pocket Money (Suggested amount € 350 - 400)
  • Students registered at other tertiary institutions are also responsible for flight tickets.

Application Process 

Stellenbosch University students must complete the following application form:

Students from other South African partner universities must complete the following application form:

 

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