Coming to Cape Town
Cape Town is a major international tourist destination.
Visit the official Cape Town Tourism website at http://www.capetown.travel/ for more information on accommodation, public transport, weather, health & safety guidelines and local customs.
Airfares fluctuate widely, but the following is a rough indication of return airfares to Cape Town:
|Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris ||€ 850|
|New York||$ 1 200|
|Toronto||$ 1 500|
|Sao Paulo||R$ 2 600|
|Sydney||$ 1 700|
The Cape Town MyCiTi Bus service is a safe, reliable and affordable public transport option. Visit http://www.capetown.travel/content/page/getting-from-the-airport for more transport options from the airport.
Accommodation ranges from backpackers and budget B&B's to elegant guest houses and luxury hotels.
Several reputable international booking agencies operate in Cape Town and most establishments accept bookings by credit card.
Expect to pay about € 100 per night for a 4-star hotel in the City Bowl, with budget options from about € 50 per night.
There is NO malaria or Ebola in Cape Town, but there are, as in most major tourist destinations, some individuals looking for gullible, rich tourists to rob, so be sensible and careful and you'll be as safe as when visiting a city in Europe or the USA.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, NMR will sponsor the joint Doctoral Consortium (DC), KR, DL and NMR registration and accommodation of at least 30 students.
Preference will be given to DC participants who also volunteer to help with local organization during the conference.
The accommodation will be within walking distance of the conference venue, and will be shared (two persons per room).
Depending on the availability of funds, KR may also be able to provide travel support for some students.
In addition to the above, there is dedicated NSF funding available to students from US universities.
The funding will be allocated as grants of up to $ 2,000.
Preference will be given to DC participants from US universities.
Application for student sponsorship can be made when applying for admittance to the DC program, or on the online registration site.
Young Researcher Sponsorship
A limited number of student sponsorships will be available to young researchers who completed their Doctoral studies in 2012 or later.
The sponsorships are subject to funding availability.