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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
07/06/2019 11/09/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: University of Cape Town

*Due to the popularity of the program, UCT has implemented a cap on the number of Emory students who can participate on the program.
AFS & AAS majors will be given priority. Please submit applications early!*

Academic Focus:
This is a direct enrollment program, and students may choose from the wide array of high level courses in offered at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Prominent departments include Commerce, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law and Science. Participating students have the opportunity to experience their studies within a historical context and while interacting with community that strives to transcend the legacy of apartheid in South Africa and to overcome all forms of gender and other oppressive discrimination.

Approximate Dates:
Fall: mid-July to early December
Spring: early February to mid-June

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum 3.0 GPA. Good academic standing. At least one African or African American studies course is a prerequisite. The African American studies course has to have significant content on Africa (music classes do not meet the requirement).
* The course "AIDS IN AFRICA" does not fulfill the prerequisite.

Students will choose from courses offered at the University of Cape Town. They are expected to take at least one course in their major area. Students are expected to enroll in 15-16 Emory credits per semester. Click
here for the UCT course catalog (handbook).

Credit and Grade Translation - UCT PLEASE READ!

PLEASE NOTE: Students should be aware that this is a direct enrollment program and that there is no guarantee that courses are offered until the study has reached the destination and registers for the courses.

More information on how to select courses can be found by clicking here:
UCT Selecting Courses and Additional Course Information.

** See the information on how to navigate the course catalog, where to find syllabus information, and how South African grades transfer back to Emory in the University of Cape Town Handbook. **

Many courses are blanket approved. Please check the Blanket Approval List. If you would like to seek approval for other courses, please see the Faculty Representative List to contact the appropriate person in the department.

Living Arrangements:
The University of Cape Town provides students with self-catering, apartment-style accommodation. After gaining acceptance from UCT, Emory students are asked to hand in a check equivalent to ZAR 3,000 (Emory College Study Abroad will tell you the exact converted amount) to the Emory College Study Abroad office. This amount will be wired to UCT and serves as the housing deposit to secure the living space. The deposit is either returned to the student at the end of the semester (assuming no damages) OR deducted from the first month's rent.  The housing deposit is NOT an application fee.

Students can automatically stay in their accommodation until June 30 during the first (spring) semester and until December 15 for the second (fall) semester.

For more details see the University of Cape Town Handbook.

A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet (
Spring, Fall).

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: the Gilman Scholarship, Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Fund for Education Abroad, and others. For more information, please see
Study Abroad Scholarships.

Kate Dawson, Emory College Study Abroad Advisor:

This program is currently not accepting applications.