Your application cannot be submitted until all compulsory fields (*) are complete. Please review your form and complete the missing information to submit. Don’t forget to check the box to acknowledge that you understand and accept the conditions for exchange.
The applications for a semester exchange open from 2 August 2021 until 31 August 2021. Avoid disappointment by submitting your application well in advance of the deadline.
To be eligible for exchange, the courses you choose at the international partner university must be eligible for credit transfer towards the curriculum requirements of your UCT programme of study, and the exchange must not extend your expected graduation date.
This can affect your eligibility.
Please read the notes and guidelines below. You will be required to acknowledge you understand and accept these notes to submit your application.
You must be registered for a UCT qualification to submit an application for exchange.
You must be registered for a UCT qualification to go on an exchange at an international partner university. Students selected for exchange will forfeit their place if they cancel their registration or complete their studies before the exchange.
Bachelor Commerce and Bachelor Business Science students are restricted in their choice of international partner university placement. Students will only be placed with partners who offer courses with content equivalent to BUS2010 and with academic calendars that allow students to return to UCT in time to enrol in the UCT Summer Term for ECO2004.
Unless otherwise indicated, your exchange will take place next year.
If you are in the final year of study for a Bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for exchange. Undergraduate students can only go on exchange in 2nd year (AYOS 2) as final year exit level courses cannot be completed through credit exemption and transfer; they must be taken at UCT.
If you are in the final year of study for a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or are an Honours student, and intend to progress to Masters, you can apply for a waitlisted place. You will need to include evidence of acceptance to a UCT Masters programme as part of your application. We will review your application and confirm the selection outcome following your registration in the UCT Masters programme.
International partner universities can withdraw exchange placements at short notice. We cannot guarantee that all advertised exchange opportunities will be available. If you are selected for an exchange placements, we will notify you of any changes.
You should not withdraw from your courses or cancel your student housing until you receive a formal letter from the Exchange Selection Committee that your application has been successful and your placement with an international partner university has been finalised.
Students in an exchange must remain registered at UCT for the full duration of the exchange. You will be required to withdraw from the regular courses required for your curriculum and to enrol in an ‘exchange’ course. You must pay the full exchange course fee – there are no tuition fee reductions during an exchange.