Stu­dent ex­change between Uni­ver­sity of Pader­born and Wit­water­srand Uni­ver­sity in Jo­han­nes­burg, South Africa

Student exchange between University of Paderborn and Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa

In the summer semester 2017 there will be the opportunity for the second time to spend a semester at Witwatersrand University (Wits University for short) in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of an exchange programme. This exchange is supervised by the Department of Power Electronics and Electrical Drive Technology (LEA, Prof. Böcker) and the Department of Future Electrical Energy Technology of Wits (Prof. Cronje) and is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The exchange students can participate in the English language lectures in South Africa or work on a project or their final thesis.

The DAAD covers the flight costs to South Africa and pays a monthly scholarship of 800 € to cover the subsistence costs. There are no tuition fees. The exchange is open to all students of Electrical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering/ET.

If you are interested in this program: Come to the information session in the first week of lectures on Thursday 20.10. at 13:00 in room IW 0.632. The fellow students who have been to South Africa this summer semester will also be there and report on their experiences. However, you can already submit your application via the International Office.

Wits University is a very renowned university in South Africa, its origins date back to 1896, but it is only known by its present name after it was granted university status in 1922. As of 2015 more than 30 000 students are enrolled in 5 different faculties. The campus offers, among other things, a wide range of cultural attractions with a total of 14 museums and two art galleries open to the public. Nelson Mandela can be named as the most internationally known student.