UJ partners with European Union to offer students opportunities to study abroad

​UJ is extremely proud to be the first to offer the “Study in Europe Fair” – A project funded by the European Commission.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the European Commission launched the Study in Europe Fair – a three year project that will offer support and information to South African students with aspirations to study abroad.

“I am planning to pursue my Master’s degree next year in a foreign country to broaden up my horizons and get an international experience of a lifetime. I believe the study in Europe Fair assisted a lot in helping me decide which host country I would like to go to and I am very grateful for this opportunity,” said Chido Nyaruwata, an Honours student in Politics and International Relations at UJ.

UJ’s, Director: Study Abroad, Division for Internationalisation, Mr Lebethe Malefo says it’s an excellent opportunity for the University to showcase its facilities and expertise to European institutions as an academic destination for their students for study abroad or higher degrees.

More than 50 different European Universities and Embassy’s exhibited their study and research opportunities, as well as provided information on their universities, study programmes on Bachelor, Master’s and PhD level, information on funding and scholarships, and information on living in Europe.

In attendance was UJ’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Ihron Rensburg, who welcomed the students, and UJ’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Internationalisation and the Library, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, and a short address from Dr Arno Schaefer, who leads the European Union delegation to South Africa.

Amongst the attendees was a beneficiary from the project as an exchange student in Germany, Nomfundo Makhubo, a Master’s student in Communications Studies.

“Student exchange is the opportunity to do and see things you could have never dreamed of. Gain a second family, new friends and become a local in another culture. A journey of self-discovery and personal growth filled with unforgettable memories. I have gained more experience, confidence and self-dependence within three months of my stay and never regretted anything,” said Makhubo.

Other study in Europe Fairs will be organised in North and South America, Asia and other African countries in 2016 and 2017.

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