Under the terms of a reciprocal agreement signed in 2011, Ph.D. students in the Departments of Comparative Literature and English at NYU will be able to enroll in and/or audit courses at Stellenbosch University as visiting students for one or two semesters. The fall semester at SU is from July-December and the spring semester is February-June. Graduate courses taken at Stellenbosch will count for degree credit at NYU. Whereas the agreement is with the Department of English at Stellenbosch, which boasts South African literature and African literature as major strengths, visiting students will be permitted to enroll in courses in other departments, including African languages. Stellenbosch University, located some thirty miles from Cape Town, offers students in postcolonial studies and allied areas an excellent opportunity to study with some of the best scholars in Africa, and to gain first-hand experience of the contexts for key African literary and cultural debates.
Tuition for courses taken by exchange students will be waived under the current agreement. Exchange students are personally responsible for paying for travel expenses, textbooks and supplies, housing, and health insurance, as well as an Exchange Administration Fee for student services and library access. SU will make housing available to NYU students in SU residence halls, subject to availability, or will offer assistance to students in obtaining off-campus housing. Students are responsible for obtaining visas for their residence with assistance from the host university.
Note: Stellenbosch is a non-affiliated university meaning that student exchanges are available to Comparative Literature students only.