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Stanford Programme (Cape Town) NPC

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The Stanford Programme (Cape Town) NPC is a non-profit entity in South Africa, established on December 21, 2009 (“SPCT.”) It is responsible for (i) the administrative support for Stanford’s undergraduate study abroad in Cape Town; and (ii) the Digital Medic program in Cape Town, a joint School of Medicine and Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning program.

Relationship to Stanford

A subsidiary of Stanford University

Stanford Programs Supported


SPCT’s Board of Directors consists of 7 directors: one based one locally in South Africa who serves as the Director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program, Cape Town, and six at Stanford University (one from Bing Overseas Studies Program, one from the School of Medicine, one from the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education who serves as the Faculty Director of the Bing Overseas Studies program, one faculty member and two from Financial Management Services).

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Because of this Presence, activities carried out in-country may trigger additional compliance requirements. If any of the following are true, contact GBS to ascertain if the activities could trigger associated obligations for you or Stanford.

  • You are a business traveler in South Africa for over 183 cumulative days in one year.
  • You will rent, lease, or purchase space, whether for residence or work.
  • Your program will generate revenue or income in South Africa.
  • You need to hire local workers in South Africa.

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