How to Apply


Undergraduate students from any and all academic disciplines are welcome to apply for SAFS. To be eligible to take part in the program students must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.3 or higher in the last Fall/Winter semesters
  • Have successfully completed at least *15, or more as required by their home Faculty/Institution, by the start of the SAFS program
  • Have successfully completed BIOL 108
  • Have a valid passport and or visas to study in South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland

Instructions for How to Apply

  • Complete fillable application

  • Upload a single PDF file with a Cover Letter and CV/Resume.

  • Upload a PDF copy of your transcript from Bear Tracks

Cover Letter should address the following questions: 

  • Why do you want to participate in Southern African Field School?

  • Which module(s) you would like to complete?

  • What are your career goals and how do you think this program/module will benefit you?

  • What do you think will be the greatest challenge/benefit of participating in Southern African Field School?

  • What life/work/study experience you have that will benefit you in preparing to study abroad.

1 page maximum, 12 point font


Search the internet for templates, and/or focus on the last 2-3 years using the following subheadings

  • Name/Contact information

  • Education

  • Employment experience

  • Volunteer and extracurricular interests

  • Previous research experience (if any)

  • 1-2 pages, 12 point font