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27/06/2022

Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Seven local Nelson Mandela University students have been awarded the opportunity to attend the Technische Universitat Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) International Summer School for German Language and Culture.

The Summer School commences from 4-29 July 2022, in Braunschweig, Germany.

Mandela University students were encouraged to apply for the partially covered scholarship offered by TU Braunschweig, which included accommodation, flights, and a food allowance. The application for both the Summer School and the Scholarship included a motivation letter, academic transcripts, and CV’s of all interested students. Roughly 40 Mandela University students applied directly to TU Braunschweig, where 6 were accepted on a scholarship basis and 1 on a self-funding basis.

The seven students are from the faculties of Humanities, Education and Engineering, the Built Environment and Technology – Sibahle Gunu (BA General), Tsireledzo Musecho (BA Media, Communication & Culture), Ilke van Vuuren (Honours in Civil Engineering), Anisha Mentoor (BA General), Azola Fumba (Honours in Visual Arts), Rochenda Boswell (Foundation Phase Education studies) and Ferlando Mkiva (MEng in Mechatronics).

The programme boasts an exciting theoretical experience, assisting the students in expanding their German language skills, as well as an exhilarating cultural and practical experience as the students meet other students from different parts of the globe.

The seven students depart from Gqeberha on 1 July 2022 and are set to arrive in Braunschweig on 2 July 2022. The Nelson Mandela University International Office is excited to be able to facilitate their first Outbound Mobility Initiative, after being unable to do so for almost 2 years, due to Covid-19. This programme is one of the first in a series of Internationalisation at Home initiatives hosted by the Mandela International Office.

The student’s trip will be documented through the International Office’s social media platforms and that of the students.

Top left: Anisha Mentoor, Ferlando Mkiva, Ilke van Vuuren.
Bottom left: Tsireledzo Musecho, Azola Fumba, Rochenda Boswell.
Absent for the photo: Sibahle Gunu

Contact information
Ms Ashleigh Brown
Coordinator: Short Learning Programmes & Digital Platforms
Tel: +27 41 504 4913
ashleigh.brown@mandela.ac.za