Incoming Students Exchange Programme


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.

GSB Location

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.

2019 Exchange Term Dates:

The academic year at the GSB starts in January and ends in December.

Term 1
To be confirmed: mid Jan to mid March 2020
Term 2
22 April - 5 July (no exchange programme available)
Term 3
Exchange students: 13 - 27 July 2019
Term 4
Exchange students:  28 Sept - 12 Oct 2019 

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, Nqubeko Hlekwayo: 

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:

Belinda Betela
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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