The GSB’s exchange programme enables students to spend a semester at an international university to gain a fresh perspective on their development. Students typically go on exchange in January after they have completed their course work. Although they do not obtain credits for courses they take, they are given a certificate listing the courses attended.
Students are exempt from educational fees at exchange universities but must take responsibility for their travel, accommodation and other costs.
The Breakwater Campus, once a 19th century prison was transformed into the UCT Graduate School of Business. Located in the heart of the City of Cape Town – one of Africa’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities - the campus offers Library services, student work rooms, a new solution space environment specially designed to foster creativity and collaboration with floor to ceiling chalkboard walls, flexible furniture for multiple set ups, hot desk facilities, lounge areas, a computer lab (e-mail, internet and Wi-Fi), an open learning space including tele and video conferencing facilities for virtual meet-ups and presentations. Dining options include a restaurant, deck, cocktail bar/lounge and a coffee shop, all on the Breakwater Campus.
The Cape Town V&A Waterfront is a major tourist attraction on our doorstep and Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain overlooks the School, the City and the Harbour. Students may make use of the University’s sports facilities on the main campus, or private arrangements may be made with the Virgin Active Gym nearby.
The academic year at the GSB starts in January and ends in December.
||13 January - 17 April 2017
5 - 6 international MBA electives to choose from including MBA core courses
| Term 2
||28 April – 10 July (no exchange programme for incoming students)|
||18 July – 24 September 2017
Exchange programme only for 2 week MBA Elective Block mid- to end-July
||2 October – 9 December 2017
Exchange programme only for 2 week MBA Elective Block beginning to mid-October
Exchange students have a choice of joining us during Terms 1, 3 and/or 4 when the MBA core and elective courses are offered. For more information, contact our Exchange Programme Coordinator, Inge Van der Ross:
Phone: +27 (0) 21 406 1420
The Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, a 3.5 star property has a full- service spa, a fitness centre, wireless and wired high-speed Internet access which is complimentary in public areas, business amenities, a 24-hour business centre and a meeting room. Students who wish to book in at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge for a week while private accommodation is found must contact the Breakwater Lodge directly:
Tel.: +27 21 406 1035
Students wishing to arrange their own housing should plan to arrive in advance. AirBnB is a popular option among short-stay exchange students.
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