EUROSA logoEUROSA+ (Europe & South Africa Partnership for Human Development) is a structured and institutionally embedded mobility project involving 9 European, 10 South African and 6 associated partners, aiming to promote mobility activities for South African and European individuals at master, PhD and staff level.UCT is not a member of this consortium, however, UCT students will be eli


EU-SATURN logoSeven European and nine South African partners along with four other associated partners form the EU-SATURN consortium. The co-coordinating partners for the EU-SATURN programme are the University of Groningen and the University of the Free State. UCT students and staff will be eligible to apply for this scholarship programme as part of the Target Group 1 category.


EMA2SA logoNine European and five South African universities join forces in the ema2sa or 'Erasmus Mundus Action 2 for South Africa' consortium. The Erasmus Mundus Action 2 network is co-coordinated by the University of Leuven and the University of Cape Town. UCT students and staff will be eligible to apply for this scholarship programme as part of the Target Group 1 category.

What to bring?

The climate in South Africa is generally milder than in some parts of the USA and Europe, and the temperatures do not reach the extremes that they do there. Keep in mind, however, that the seasons are reversed and that you will be arriving in the opposite season if you are coming from the northern hemisphere.


UCT is South Africa's oldest university, founded in 1829 as the South African College. Its campus is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the Cape Peninsula, on the slopes of Table Mountain. This vantage point offers panoramic views and easy access to the city of Cape Town itself.

Community Services

The opportunity to offer service to the disadvantaged communities of Cape Town is a highlight of many students' study abroad experience. South Africa has inherited a fractured, complex social and political system, where resources are not adequate to meet the needs of the people. The legacy of apartheid is still with us and, through community service, we can attempt to redress some of the injustices of the past by contributing to the future of communities in need.


Undergraduate courses at the University of Cape Town are usually assessed through a combination of essays, assignments, tests, class participation/presentation, and examinations. Exams usually count for a significant proportion of the final course result.

Please note that our examination system may differ from that used at your home institution. Examination timetables are set centrally by the university and are not flexible.