The South Africa Program has been suspended for a year.

To read the press release on the suspension of the program, click here.

South Africa Financial Information

Program fees and estimated additional costs for the South Africa program are outlined below, as is information about scholarships that can be applied towards the program costs.


SCT Study Away Scholarship
A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified Temple students. The amount of the scholarships varies and is based on need and merit. The awards will range from $500-2,000 and the amount of the award is determined by SCT Study Away in consultation with Temple’s financial aid office. Awards will be given depending upon the amount of funds available. Please apply using the program application form.

Additional scholarships:

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for full-time students (6 credits):
PA state residents: $3,012 (tentative)
Out-of-state residents: $4,878 (tentative)

Graduate Tuition
PA state residents: $687 per credit, plus university fee of up to $295
Out-of-state residents: $961 per credit, plus university fee of up to $295

Fees (for all students):
Program fee: $2,300*
University Services Fee: $213 (tentative)
International Insurance Fee: $51

* Program fees include breakfast; kitchen facilities are available for other meals.  The International Insurance Fee is a new, mandatory university fee for all student participating in an international program beginning with Spring 2013.

Included in the tuition and program fee:

  • One six-credit SCT Journalism course with a focus on news and documentary production or a focus on media research
  • Group field trips in and around Johannesburg
  • Shared student housing in a bed and breakfast in Johannesburg
  • Access to a university library
  • Ground transportation to and from ORT International airport
  • Ground transportation in and around the city and to and from outlying townships
  • An orientation session and a tour of the city

Other estimated costs:

  • Passport (for a new one, fees can total $110)
  • Meals: $440. This will vary depending on style of living.
  • Mobile phone rental: $200
  • Daily expenses: $600. This will vary depending on style of living.
  • International Student Identity Card: $25
  • Round-trip airfare from Philadelphia: $1,500-$2,000
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