A major goal of the project is to encourage students to study and extend their working experience beyond South African borders to promote the exchange of ideas and empower our citizens to become more competitive in the global economy. The opportunity to study internationally offers an excellent opportunity for students to grow academically, professionally and personally. 

Prof Sihawukele Ngubane (Chairperson of the African Renaissance Trust) 

 The African Renaissance Trust is delighted to have entered into an agreement with the KZN Office of the Premier, the KZN Department of Education, Mr Andrzej Kiepiela, the Dean Consular Corps of the European Member States and the eThekwini Municipality to promote the awareness of the opportunities available to our youth to further their studies internationally.

 As the Academic Head for Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, access to funding through the promotion of international bursary funds is close to my heart. Our youth need to be encouraged and enabled to up skill themselves for the benefit of not only their lives but also the communities that they serve now and in the future.

  When you finish your course or study programme and return home, you will do so with new perspectives on culture, language skills, and people. You would also have acquired a great education and have had new experiences. Needless to say, all of these attributes are very attractive to future employers.