SNO Exchange at Ubuntu 2024

The Student Network Organization Exchange Program 2024 is in collaboration with The Network: TUFH at the UBUNTU 2024 conference! The conference will be in Cape Town, South Africa. In the leadup to the conference, we are organizing a community-oriented exchange program that will last for about two weeks in duration, before the conference and co-hosted by four institutions: University of the Western Cape; University of Cape Town; Stellenbosch University; Cape Peninsula University of Technology.


ONE international student will be selected to spend their time learning about rural and community health in South African communities, cultural norms and traditions, in addition to their local health systems, beliefs and habits.


Additionally, the selected student will be tutored and mentored to conduct a research study based on his/her preferences and based on the guidance of his/her assigned supervisor and their area of expertise.The exchange is intended specifically for undergraduate students, medical students or any other healthcare disciplines. The winner will be fully sponsored i.e. economic flight tickets, accommodation and stipend for daily expenses, as well as the registration and accommodation for UBUNTU 2024 conference. Past winners can not apply.


*Selection Process*
Launch: 24th of April
Deadline: 24th of May 


SNO Exchange: August 26th – September 9th, 2024 (preliminary dates)
TUFH 2024 Conference: 10th – 13th September
TUFH 2024:   #UBUNTU2024 | People, Place and Policy for Community Wellness
Student Network Organization (SNO):
The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH):

Required documents

  • CV
  • Passport scan
  • Profile picture
  • Student ID/proof of enrollment
  • Letter of recommendation from your dean/faculty member
  • SNO Membership Certificate (request from
  • Letter of interest (max 1 page – Why do you want to attend SNO exchange program? How will you use knowledge gained / how it’ll contribute to your future career? Elaborate on experience in research / community participation)
  • Letter of SNO involvement (max 1 page –  Please mention your active roles, achievements and previous TUFH conferences you have attended )
Prepare the following:
  • Short biography
  • Research proposal
    1. What type of research study you would like to conduct?
    2. What themes or topic you would like to study?
    3. What are the research questions would you like to investigate?
    4. How would you start the research?
    5. What is the name and e-mail of the faculty member at YOUR institution that would guide you on this?