Incoming Exchange Students | Academic Information
Both undergraduate and postgraduate exchange and semester study abroad students may do no more than 12 lectures per week. In other words you may register for between two and six courses, provided the total number of contact lectures does NOT exceed 12 lectures per week. In this regard, please note that we do not use a credit point system per course, so we cannot advise you on how many credits you will receive from your home institution. However, we can say that a full semester load for our students is the equivalent of 12 lectures per week.
One LLM lecture ‘counts’ 6 contact lectures (even though students do not actually meet for 6 lectures per week). Students registered for a full LLM degree are permitted to do no more than two LLM courses per semester, and therefore exchange and semester study abroad students are only permitted to do a maximum of two LLM courses per semester also.
The number of contact lectures for each LLB course is contained in the Law Faculty Handbook. Much of the information regarding courses is available online. Also under the Law Faculty’s website. Information relating specifically to postgraduate students can be found by e-mailing: email@example.com
Undergraduate exchange and semester study abroad students may do no more than one LLM course, and any number of LLB courses, provided the combined contact lectures do not exceed 12.. Naturally, undergraduate exchange and semester study abroad students do not need to do an LLM course, but may limit their course selections to LLB subjects only.
Should an undergraduate student wish to do an LLM course, they must obtain the permission of the individual convenor of that course, and provide the Administrator of the Exchange Programme firstname.lastname@example.org with the convenor’s permission, which must be given in writing. A signature by the convenor on the registration form is sufficient, if such permission can be obtained at the time of registration. If not, written confirmation must be given to the Faculty Office at the earliest possible date.
Postgraduate exchange and semester study abroad students may do up to two LLM courses per semester. No additional LLM or LLB courses may be taken.
Postgraduate students do not need to obtain the permission of the LLM course convenor in order to do any LLM course.
Exchange students who have come to study at UCT in terms of an exchange agreement between their law faculty and the UCT Law Faculty may only do courses offered by the UCT Law Faculty, and may not register for courses offered by other faculties. If they do wish to do courses offered by other faculties, they need to register as occasional students in respect of those additional courses with IAPO, for which they will need to pay the appropriate fees.
Exchange and semester study abroad students who register for a course are expected to complete all the assignments and examinations set for that course. Students do not receive a credit for a course merely for 'attending' lectures or seminars regularly.