thinking beyond

We all know that part of the reason that students and employees engage in mobility is to explore the host country, language and culture.

The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), Center for Global Engagement (CGE) offers precisely that; whether you are an inbound applicant who wants to spend a semester or more at CUT, or you are a CUT student who wants to study at one of our partner universities, the CGE is here to help you.

Travelling to CUT

Inbound Mobility Students refers to students from another university (the home university) coming to study or do Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for a one or two semesters at CUT (the host university) under a collaboration agreement between the home university and CUT.

My exchange student experience at CUT

Lotta Ahag, Uppsala University, Sweden: "My exchange studies at CUT gave me, apart from interesting studies, memories I will bring with me for the rest of my life. I met so many new friends and got new perspectives by learning about other´s cultures and South African history. I wish for everyone interested in exchange studies to go to CUT to experience the same things that I did."

Paul Heber, Aalen University of Applied Science, Germany: “My semester abroad at CUT was definitely the best part of my studies. I had the opportunity to travel the country and get to know the South African way of life. Therefore, I can recommend spending a semester in Bloemfontein. It was just amazing”.

Start your journey as an exchange student at CUT

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Be a registered student at a home university which has an agreement with CUT.
  • Should have completed at least two semesters or more successfully at the home university.

What can you study?

  • Courses that are in line with your current year of study or as agreed with your home university.
  • Various courses offered for Exchange students are available here (link forthcoming).

How do you apply?

  • Contact your International Office regarding nomination if you are currently studying a partner university.
  • CGE’s Study Abroad Unit will contact you upon receiving your nomination with application requirements and deadlines for submission of your application.
  • Identify the courses most suitable for the programme or as discussed with your home university.
  • Send the application form (docx) and all supporting documents to the Host University’s Study Abroad Unit.
  • If your application is successful, an acceptance letter will be issued.

What does it cost?

  • Your tuition and registration fees will be waived, based on the collaboration agreement between your home University and CUT.
  • Please note: The student is liable for his / her accommodation and living expenses.

For more inquiries, please send us an e-mail at Inbound Exchange Students: inboundstudentmobility@cut.ac.za

Travelling from CUT

Outbound Mobility student refers to CUT students (the home university) going to another university (the host university) under a collaboration agreement between CUT and the host university.  

CUT students taking on the world share their experience

Maraka Lefera, Central University of Technology, South Africa: “In 2017, I was selected to go for International Student exchange programme at Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurttemberg in Ravensburg Germany and awarded Baden-Wurttemberg Scholarship. My time in Germany has been one of the best years of my life. While in Germany I took a trip to Belgium and it was one of the amazing experiences, touring Brugges and Brussels. I have also visited the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart. My whole experience at Duale Hochschule went very smoothly and the entire International staff from DHBW were helpful and friendly. Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurttemberg has met my expectations even though one experienced culture shock sometimes”.

CUT students, start your journey as an exchange student

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Be a registered student at CUT for a full Diploma / Bachelor / Master/ PhD programme.
  • Have an overall minimum pass rate average of 65% and above by the time you apply.
  • Have completed at least one academic year successfully.
  • Know and live the CUT graduate attributes.

 What can you study?

  • Courses that are in line with your current year of study at CUT.
  • The academic exchange programme is open to students in all disciplines at CUT.
  • Various courses are available on the relevant host university’s website, visit the international partnership webpage and use the interactive map to explore your options.

 How do you apply?

  • Attend the study abroad information session at the Center for Global Engagement (International Office) on Monday/Friday at 14:00.
  • Visit host university’s website you are interested in for course information.
  • Match the suitable courses offered by the host university to your CUT courses for the semester you wish to apply for.
  • Consult the CUT’s HOD / Course coordinator regarding the modules you wish to undertake at the host university to confirms your course selection and curriculum.
  • Submit the application form (docx) together with all supporting documents listed on the form at the CGE. 
  • The Study Abroad Unit and Faculty will review the applications and conduct the selection process, the suitable candidates will be nominated to study at the partner university.
  • The partner university will contact you to apply directly with the university after the nomination.
  • The partner university will decide on whether you can be offered a place as an exchange student and avail an acceptance letter upon successful reviewing of your application.

For more inquiries, please send us an e-mail: Outbound Exchange students: outboundstudentmobility@cut.ac.za

Free Movers Exchange Students

Free Movers are students who make their arrangements to study at CUT outside any interuniversity or interfaculty agreement with CUT.

How do you apply?

Contact CUT’s CGE for more information and submission of your application.

For more inquiries, please send us an e-mail at Inbound Exchange Students: inboundstudentmobility@cut.ac.za

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