As 2015 slowly starts to wind down, don’t forget, the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) Applications for 2016 will open on our website on

14 January 2016

and close at midnight on 18 February 2016.

SAWIP candidates:

  • May be from any academic discipline,
  • Must be South African citizens or permanent residents,
  • Must be in their second year (or beyond) of university,
  • Must be prepared for a high demand programme,
  • Must be between the age of 19 – 25 years,
  • Must be currently studying at the University of Cape Town, the University of Stellenbosch, the University of the Western Cape or the University of Pretoria,
  • Must have a record of community engagement and leadership,
  • Should envisage themselves as future leaders in South Africa.


To learn more about SAWIP from your peers’ perspective, log onto the Class of 2015’s blogs, read more of the SAWIP Program page and watch the video below:



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