Why should international students choose to study at the Vaal Triangle Technikon?
The Vaal Triangle Technikon is a leader in education transformation in South Africa. As a historically white institution the technikon has pioneered the racial transformation of higher education institutions. The Technikon has 15000 students, four faculties and about 50 academic departments. There are four qualification levels including; a three year national diploma, a four year B-Tech, a Master of Technology, and a Doctor of Technology.
The Vaal Triangle Technikon is situated on about 103 hectares in the country's economic heartland, some 70km south of Johannesburg and a stone's throw away from the banks of the Vaal River. The campus boasts excellent facilities conducive to study, research, recreation and sport, arts and culture, and community service. The Technikon operates a multiple campus system spread throughout four of the country's provinces. Campuses operate at Secunda (Mpumalanga Province), Kempton Park (Gauteng, five minutes drive from the Johannesburg International airport), Klerksdorp (North-West) and Upington (Northern Cape) where a number of courses are offered both full-time and part-time.
What makes us unique?
The Bureau of Community Services, initiates, or runs and administers a range of projects intended to contribute towards the upliftment of the Vaal region. These include skills training programs for SMME's and unemployed persons, literacy and adult basic education and training, Saturday schools for secondary pupils, (Step Ahead program), Star Schools for matric rewrite and Protec, a Science and Technology Workshop and an inter schools science quiz, several women's development programs and work with street children. Technikon staff and students are also engaged in many of the projects, usually on a voluntary basis. The Bureau works closely with faculties within the Technikon. It collaborates regionally, nationally and internationally with organisations including NGO's. It depends upon the financial support of donor organisations.
The initial contact with the Technikon for all our international and exchange students. With dedicated and professional staff, the office provides all welfare and academic intervention services to international students. With more than 600 international students, the office's "open borders open minds" slogan is a necessary motivation to recruit students from all corners of the world.
The international office is actively engaged in setting up exchange programs and ties with a number of tertiary institutions abroad, this enables students and staffs the opportunity to work or study overseas. At present working agreements exist with institutions in the United Kingdom, Australia the Netherlands, USA, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Singapore.
The Technikon operates an exclusive
International Exchange Scholarship enabling local students to experience
international ed1;lcation. Our international students, most of which come from other
African countries makes the Technikon a place where hard work and sporting meets the
challenge of being a student under the African sun
Private Bag X201
Tel: +27 (016) 950 9000
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PO Box 11130
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Highveld Ridge Campus
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East Rand Campus
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Northern Cape Campus
PO Box 2468
Tel: +27 (054) 332 3304
+27 (054) 332 3634