University of Pretoria Community-based Project Module - Exchange Scheme 2019

University of Pretoria Community-based Project Module - Exchange Scheme 2019

Published: 16 April 2019

Second-year students enrolled in Engineering / Built Environment / Information Technology are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to work on community engagement projects with University of Pretoria students in and around Johannesburg or Pretoria, South Africa. These projects are part of the Community-based Project Module (JCP) at this university. Projects that can be undertaken include teaching computer skills, helping secondary school learners with Mathematics and Science, and renovating and building projects. All projects include reflection exercises, such as a final presentation, reflective video and report, to cultivate an awareness of social responsibilities as critical citizens, and how life skills, such as communication, interpersonal, technological and leadership skills, can be employed to improve communities.

Students should take note of the following:

  • Students will have to fund their transport to South Africa.
  • Passport and visa requirements to South Africa.
  • A letter will be provided which will be submitted with the visa application.
  • Travel insurance must be purchased. One copy of the policy should be sent to the University of Pretoria and another copy should be kept throughout the project period.
  • Students will have to fund their entrance ticket to Maropeng (ZAR190/USD17).
  • During their stay, students will be hosted by JCP students, and transport to community sites, as well as their food, will be sponsored by the JCP students and the JCP module.



Students can apply by emailing the below documents to Betsy Marks on or before 25 April 2019 at

  • Student application (Please refer to the Attached documents section)
  • Declaration forms (Please refer to the Attached documents section)
  • Letter from lecturer

If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional EnrolmentFor more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

More information

Attached documents