Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship Program 2023 for South African Students

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

About the Award: The Tübingen – South Africa Program is a cultural and language exchange program for South African students aiming to expose them to German culture and language. It also aims to bring about closer ties and understanding between the two countries. Students spend a month in Tübingen in a program designed to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, from language to history to economics; as well as factory visits and sightseeing excursions which makes for an exciting month of multi-faceted learning.Beneficiaries are students of from Tübingen’s partner university: Stellenbosch University.

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Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility: The ideal candidate is someone who is eager to engage in group discussions and enthusiatic about group activities. He or she must also be able to act as a good ambassador for South Africa.RELATED POSTS

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  • Students who are in their second year or later
  • Must have an overall aggregate of 60%
  • Have not yet traveled abroad
  • Must be able to travel to Germany for the month of January 2023
  • Must be a South African citizen OR hold a valid South African study visa
  • See also the terms and conditions on the electronic application

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Successful SU students qualify for a travel bursary to cover their flight expenses. The programme then covers your:

  • accommodation with a German host family (including a small breakfast);
  • lunch and dinner during the week at the local student canteen (Mensa);
  • bus pass for the month of January valid in Tübingen and suburbs;
  • internet access;
  • study material (notepad, pens, etc.);
  • seminars and classes;
  • expenses associated with other, accompanying events and activities;
  • expenses associated with official excursions and factory tours, including transport, entrance fees, meals, etc.; and
  • extra warm winter wear, if needed.
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As your contribution, you will be expected to cover:

  • your registration/administration fees;
  • the courier fees for your visa application, where applicable;
  • your transport to and from the nearest airport in South Africa;
  • your meals over weekends; and
  • your pocket money (we suggest taking about €350–400).

Duration of Program: 4 weeks

How to Apply: To apply students can send their CV and two-page written motivation to 

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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Tübingen is a city in southwest Germany and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. In the old town, Stiftskirche St. Georg is a late-Gothic church with stained-glass windows and city views from its tower. The ornately painted 15th-century City Hall is topped with a functioning astronomical clock. Hilltop Hohentübingen Castle is home to the Museum of Ancient Cultures, with Greek, Roman and Egyptian artifacts. 

Tübingen is primarily known as a student town. Its internationally renowned university, founded in 1477, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Awarded with the title of “Elite University” in 2012, it offers about 30 study programmes and is especially famous for its scientific faculties.

Founded in 1477, the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen is one of Germany’s oldest universities. It is particularly famous for its faculties of medicine, theology, law, philosophy and science.

the University of Tuebingen is a public university

University of Tuebingen International Student Admissions

  1. Completed Application Form.
  2. Original or Certified Transcripts to be uploaded on the application portal. Secondary Education Transcripts for Bachelor’s Degrees. …
  3. Proof of Language Proficiency (German/English)
  4. Copy of Passport.
  5. Proof of Financial Support.
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