If you’re thinking about visiting UCT, learn more here.

If you want information on international students, including exchanges, study abroad and other programmes, visit the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO).

If you want to find out more about formal partnership agreements, email partnerships@uct.ac.za or follow the steps below. 


The Global Strategy & Visibility team is based in the Research Office at UCT. It brokers and drives strategic research partnerships, including formal networks. The team includes:

  • Carolyn Newton: Director, Global Engagement
  • Wilna Venter: Specialist, Research Collaboration
  • Nobhongo Gxolo: Manager, Communication and Marketing for Research
  • Ayanda Mthethwa: Communication and Marketing Specialist, Global Engagement 
  • Berenice Hendricks: Administration Officer

For more information about global research partnerships, please contact us at globalengagement@uct.ac.za.

Forming a new partnership agreement

UCT generally enters into new partnership agreements where there are existing on-the-ground collaborations and a strategic interest in building on them. A formal agreement is needed to form a new partnership agreement.

If you are interested in a formal partnership with UCT, please follow the steps below.

Step 1

Visit this link.

Step 2

If you are a returning visitor, select the option to ‘sign in’. If you are a new visitor, select the option to ‘register’.

Step 3

If you are a returning visitor, fill in your username and password to access your account. If you are a new visitor, complete the form to register a new account.

Step 4

The partnerships team will receive your request and acknowledge receipt.
All requests for formal partnerships are put before the Partnerships and Visits Executive Committee, chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, which generally meets fortnightly, after which a member of the committee will be in touch with you.