Cape universities give warm welcome to international students

International students have expressed their joy at being part of the intake at Cape Town universities, three years since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2019, writes Sisonke Mlamla for the Cape Argus.

Stellenbosch University (SU) said it had seen the largest intake of international students, hailing from France, Germany, Sweden, the United States, Netherlands and Austria. SU Senior Director Robert Kotze recently welcomed more than 420 international students for the official start of their face-to-face on campus. “International students are our connection to the world. As we remain open to learning from [them], we hope [they] too will remain open to learn from this experience,” Kotze said.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) spokesperson Lauren Kansley said CPUT had 600 enrolled international students, while University of the Western Cape (UWC) spokesperson Nashira Davids said UWC’s international intake has been steady for the last three years, based primarily on the fact that students were able to study online. University of Cape Town (UCT) spokesperson Nombuso Shabalala said UCT does not do explicit international activity to attract students from abroad.
Full report on the IOL site