European dream team

CPUT’s commitment to internationalization is gaining momentum as the university boasts vibrant international exchange programmes.

The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences will this term send 12 deserving students to CPUT’s partner universities in Europe.

The students are from the departments of Retail Business Management, Sport Management, Real Estate Management, Marketing and Office Management and Technology. They will be placed at the following European universities:

  • IPAG University in Nice, France,
  • Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Austria,
  • Odisee University College in Belgium,
  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Netherlands,
  • Ravensburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and,
  • Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences in Germany

The faculty receives approximately 60 exchange students per year from overseas universities.  The exchange students spend a semester in the various departments of the faculty.

“In return we send between 8-12 students and 4-6 staff members per year to our partner universities,” says Nizaam Peck, the faculty’s coordinator for International Exchanges.

“Our students participate in a three-month academic exchange programme which counts towards their studies and the staff members lecture for two weeks as part of our focus on collaboration with our partner universities.”

Two deserving students are selected by their respective departments for the programme and are notified timeously of their acceptance into the programme by the faculty’s International Exchanges Office. The faculty sponsors their flights, arranges their accommodation and provides a basic subsistence allowance for the exchange duration.

They are also encouraged to raise extra funds and save, for possible sight-seeing during their stay.

“It is amazing to see how the students’ outlook on life changes once they return and that is my rewarding feeling of doing this job,” says Peck.

Students who are interested in the programme should keep their grades up, actively participate in class and enquire at the faculty’s International Exchange’s Office in the Engineering Building (Room E3.60) at the Cape Town Campus.