Study Abroad – Exchange Programmes

At present some of UNIZULU’s international collaborations are based on but are not limited to the following:

  • student exchanges and study opportunities
  • undergraduate and postgraduate development programmes
  • experiential learning and internships
  • Curriculum development, materials transfer and strengthening
  • Conferences, workshops and academic exchanges
  • resources mobilization, innovation and curriculum development

All exchange partnerships are designed to benefit both staff and students. UNIZULU staff spends their sabbaticals or parts thereof at partner institutions abroad. The university also hosts visiting international academics and ensure that their visits benefit the wider university community through seminars and open lectures. A number of staff has acquired senior degrees at partner institutions abroad. Through reciprocal staff visits, collaboration results in joint research projects and curriculum development initiatives.

Agreements are also in place to allow undergraduate students semester-long credit-bearing exchanges with partner institutions. A number of UNIZULU students have spent a semester abroad.  Postgraduate students sometimes guided by supervisors from partner institutions. UNIZULU has graduated a number of students who have benefitted from joint supervision. UNIZULU has sent its students to partners for study abroad experience through short structured programmes.

The university hosts study abroad groups of between two weeks to 3-months duration annually. The visits usually have a strong community engagement component that benefits surrounding communities, schools, hospitals and organisations. Programmes such as the Fulbright Specialist Program assists the University find expertise to impact on its core business. The university has close links with the US Consulate in Durban and it is frequently updated on available programmes and opportunities.