Spending time at another university can be a great opportunity for personal, academic and professional growth. UCT has arrangements for staff and student exchange within a broad network of international partner universities providing opportunities to learn, develop new skills and build international networks.

Student Exchange

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience and is a highly sought-after opportunity for personal and academic development. Experiencing life in another city – and on a different university campus – will enrich your learning and help you build international networks and lifelong friendships. The UCT Student Exchange Programme provides opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students to spend part of your degree studying at one of our international partner universities.


Staff Exchange

Staff exchange provides opportunities for professional development. Participation in international training, teaching and research exchanges allows staff to develop new skills, share best practice and build international networks and communities of practice.

UCT has exchange arrangements with its international partner universities for both academic and PASS staff.


Virtual Study Abroad

UCT has partnered with the University of Alberta, the Federal University of Minas Gerais and the University of Rochester (who will join from 2022), to initiate a WUN Virtual Study Abroad programme.

As a registered UCT student, you will have the opportunity to register for online courses and participate in an innovative virtual programme and earn extra credits that will be counted toward your UCT qualification.