SPAIN: Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain

Programme outline

Alianza 4 Universidades (A4U) is a consortium of four Spanish public universities. The consortium is
funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union to enable student and staff exchange
between universities members of the A4U and six South African partner universities

Further details on the Programme are available at and

Degree level




Teaching and Administrative staff from the participating universities


Call for applications for Bachelor's, Master's, PhD students and staff will be published in December 2018.

Who can apply?

Applicants from South African partner universities and A4U universities. South African partner universities
include: University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University, University of
Cape Town, University of the Western Cape and University of the Free State.
A4U Universities participating universities are Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma
de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

Fields of Study

All fields availalbe at South African partner universities and A4U universities.

What the Scholarship covers

Travel and living allowance for three to five months for students and seven days for staff.

Application process

Applicants must refer to the relevant call for applications when they are published in December 2018.

Documents and links


Enquiries may be directed to Dr Olga Belova at or +34 935 422 079


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are
responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any
discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details
provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education
and Training.