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

Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship Program 2023

Applications are invited from South African students for the Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship Program 2023; a 4-week seminar that is designed to give young South Africans a taste of German culture and business life. 

About the program

The Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship 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. Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship Program 2023 Beneficiaries are students from Tübingen’s partner university, Stellenbosch University.

Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria 

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.

  • 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


Successful SU students for the Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship Program will 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.


  1. YOTA Youth Innovation Challenge 2022 for Africans (win up to $5,000)
  2. World Bank Group #YouthActOnEDU Spoken Word Competition 2022
  3. Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards 2022 for Grassroot Initiatives & Organisations (€5,000)

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

Application Deadline

August 15, 2022

Application process

To apply, students can send their CV and two-page written motivation to

For more information: Visit Tübingen-South Africa Joint Scholarship Program Webpage

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