Five lucky UCT students headed for Tübingen

19 Dec 2018 - 16:30

Five UCT students – Willie Macharia, Boutros Mbina, Lerato Mokethi, Kudzai Ngwara and Lukhanyo Velele – have been selected to participate in the Tübingen-South Africa Program 2019, coordinated by the University of Stellenbosch. The programme is a cultural and language exchange with the aim of exposing South African students to German culture and language.

These five students join beneficiaries from Tübingen’s other partner universities: Stellenbosch University, the University of Kwazulu-Natal, the University of Johannesburg, the University of Witwatersrand, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the University of Botswana.  

The programme, which takes place from 6 to 31 January 2019, affords these first-time travellers the opportunity to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in a variety of subjects, from language to history to economics. They will also experience site visits to manufacturing plants and excursions that will contribute to a month of diverse and multi-faceted learning. The students, who will be part of a group of 19 participants in total, were nominated and subjected to a rigorous internal selection process, facilitated by UCT IAPO, and successfully selected by Stellenbosch University International.

IAPO is proud that the five UCT representatives will be good ambassadors for both the university and South Africa and wishes them well on this life-changing journey.


Story by Erin Pienaar. Photo by Je'nine May