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UCT student attends the International Sustainable Campus Network Conference
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 15:45

As part of the IARU ongoing student education initiatives and exchanges, 4 students from member universities, including Whitney Pailman from UCT, had the opportunity to attend the International Sustainable Campus Network conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

Student and staff exchange opportunities in Spain
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 14:00

Bachelor, master’s and PhD students as well as teaching and administrative staff can apply from December 2018.

Students tackle red tape around work permits
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 14:30

Strategies to stay on in South Africa following graduation from the University of Cape Town (UCT) was the subject of an address by immigration lawyer Gary Eisenberg.

UCT welcomes international students arriving in second semester
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:45

IAPO hosted a week-long orientation programme from 17 to 22 July 2018 to welcome over 250 international students who arrived during the second semester.

Going overseas: preparing students for studying abroad
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 16:15

This semester, more than 50 students from across UCT will be on various exchange programmes with our partner universities, including short-term and semester abroad programmes in China, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.

“The drought in my community is much more hectic than the Cape Town drought”: Lessons learnt from Mastercard Foundation scholars.
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:15

UCT Mastercard Foundation Scholars come from a range of backgrounds yet they consistently choose research topics in areas that directly impact society.

UCT Yale-Fox Fellow 2018/19 Elkanah Babatunde
Opportunity knocks for UCT student’s scholarship to Yale
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:00

Despite having a busy schedule and going through a rigourous selection process, Babatunde’s never ending determination resulted in him being chosen as UCT’s Fox Fellow for 2018/19.

You are black excellence, vice-chancellor-elect Mamokgethi Phakeng tells Mastercard Foundation Scholars
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 15:30

UCT’s deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation, who succeeds Dr Max Price as vice chancellor in July 2018, spoke to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars at their welcome reception. 

Emeritus Professor Evance Kalula
Outgoing IAPO Director, Professor Kalula: “I leave with a heightened sense of humanity”
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:30

Professor Evance Kalula recalls the challenges he has faced during his time as director of UCT’s International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) and his hopes for future research-based internationalisation at UCT.

Image of  UCT IAPO, GSAP staff and students welcomed IARU and other partner institutions students to UCT.
IARU Global Summer Program: Sustainable Water Management in Africa Course 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), Global Summer Programme in Sustainable Water Management in Africa took place between 17 – 28 July 2017. The event, hosted by the Global Short Academic Programmes (GSAP) - UCT International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO), included 9 UCT students and 6 international students (from the University of Copenhagen, University of Cambridge and University College of London), from various fields of study who participated in the programme.

UCT hosts public health course for international students
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 08:30

For six weeks in June and July, UCT hosted a short course on ‘Public health in South Africa’ for students from Johns Hopkins University in the US. The students who attended the course were all public health majors in the second, third and fourth year of their studies. The aim of the programme was to strengthen the participants’ perspectives on global health.

Mastercard entrepreneurial learning journey
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:15

As part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a week of activities aimed at developing the entrepreneurial skills of the scholars on the programme did just that and more for scholars who joined the township tour.