How to Apply to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

By | February 8, 2018

 How to Apply to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Nelson Mandela University NMU Application Dates

1) Academic Applications

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Applications open: 1 April

Early closing date: 02 August

Late closing date: 30 September

2) On-Campus accommodation

Applications for on-campus accomodation open: 1 April

Closing date: 30 September

3) International Applicants 

International students First Semester (next year) (February): Deadline – 31 October (this year ) (Application fee of R500)

Application Fees:

  • There is no application fee for South African students.
  • The application fee for international students is R500.

NMU Online Application 2020 – 2021 | Nelson Mandela University : Applications For Academic Admission 2020

Prospective undergraduate students who wish to join Nelson Mandela University are invited to apply for a certificate, diploma or degree qualification by using our online application system.

In order to ensure adequate time for application, processing and planning by the university and yourself, applications for early admission next year should be submitted by 01 August.

Applications may be considered after this date, provided that there is still space available in the course you wish to apply for, and on academic merit until 30 September. In addition, places in some qualifications are limited, and it is therefore in your best interest to submit your application form and ALL supporting documentation by 01 August.

Before completing an application form, please take note of the minimum admission requirements for the qualification that you are applying for or refer to the relevant faculty guide.

NMU Online Application 2020 – 2021 | Nelson Mandela University : Advanced Diploma applications

Nelson Mandela University students who are currently completing a three-year Diploma (Dip) qualification and would like to apply to pursue their  Advanced Diploma (AdvDip) in the same field of study here next year, are only required to complete the Advanced Diploma application form (see list below to download a form). Your completed application form must please be submitted to the admissions office on or before 1 August 2019 (no supporting documentation required). Please also review the faculty prospectus for the admission requirements related to your field of study prior to applying.

Prospective new students who have already completed their Diploma (Dip) studies at Nelson Mandela University or at another tertiary institution and opted to enter the work force, or take a gap year before commencing their Advanced Diploma (AdvDip) studies, are required to complete a new online application, and submit a certified copy of their ID, academic record and certificate of conduct, along with any other documentation required in order for their application to be considered. Applications close 1 August 2019 and no application fee is required. Please also review the faculty prospectus for the admission requirements related to your field of study prior to applying.

NMU Online Application 2020 – 2021 | Nelson Mandela University : NMU Postgraduates Application

Postgraduate Master’s and doctoral degrees by research candidates can apply at any time of the year – application is free. Postgraduate M & D applicants must also complete the relevant Postgraduate form (U24) in addition to the manual Postgraduate application form. Space is limited and you should view the list of full programmes before applying. Postgraduate (U24) applications must be submitted to: postgraduateadmission@mandela.ac.za

Nelson Mandela University NMU Application Procedures

You may apply by following one of these routes:

  1. Apply online for either an Undergraduate, Advanced Diploma or Postgraduate studies (PG Diploma, PG Certificate, Honours, Master’s or Doctoral Degrees).
  2. Postgraduate applicants must also complete the relevant Postgraduate form (U24) For information on postgraduate programmes, please consult the General Information and Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes.
  • Make sure you have paid the Application fee (international students only), before submitting your application form.
  • Your application form must be accompanied by:
    1. a certified copy of your final Grade 11 exam results or;
    2. a most recent Grade 12  (June/Sept) exam report (No March results), or if you have already passed Grade 12, a certified copy of your matriculation certificate, or results as well as certified copies of diploma/degree certificates and academic records for postgraduate applications,
    3. a certified copy of your ID/Passport,
    4. a certified copy of the identity document of your parent/legal guardian/surety,
    5. declaration by your parent / legal guardian / surety if you are a dependent, or currently at school, or studying at a tertiary institution, or have recently left school and do/will not have permanent employment when applying or studying at the university.
  • Either an acknowledgement letter or outcome of your admission will be sent to you within 10 working days during April to June. During the period leading up to the closing dates stipulated above the turnaround time will be 14 – 20 working days.
  • If your Applicant Score (AS) and subject specific marks do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme, you will need to consider another qualification as we no longer test applicants for admission, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Some programmes have additional selection requirements; please consult the Undergraduate Guide for your specific faculty which can be downloaded from the links on the right of this page (available from May).
  • You may track the status of your application.
  • The outcome of your application will be conveyed to you via our website and sms. Please ensure that we have your correct cell phone number.
  • If you are provisionally admitted you will receive an Orientation Booklet together with registration information in November/December.
  • Final acceptance is subject to your final NSC/IEB results meeting the minimum admission requirements for your chosen programme.

Applicants who have studied at other tertiary institutions

  • In order to ensure adequate time for processing, assessment testing and planning by the university and yourself, applications for admission in 2020 should be submitted by 1 August – No application fee for South African applicants.
  • Late applications will be considered after this date based on academic merit until 30 September – No application fee for South African applicants.
  • Submit together with your application form, a certified copy of your official academic record and certificate of conduct as well as a certified copy of your school leaving certificate.
  • Should you be applying for module exemptions, download the module exemption form and complete it and note that there is a module exemption fee to be paid before the exemption can be processed. You must attach copies of module outlines/syllabus.
  • The application fees above are applicable for International applicants.

Nelson Mandela University Accommodation

Nelson Mandela University Admission Requirements

Banking Account Details (International Students – Application Fee only)

  • Bank: Standard Bank 
  • Account Name: Nelson Mandela University – Main 
  • Account No.: 080263011
  • Bank Swift Code: SBZA ZAJJ
  • Internet Banking Code: 051001
  • Reference: 5350 4605 & Student Name
  • E-mail copy of deposit: intfees@mandela.ac.za 
  • Bank Address: Rink Street, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Please attach a copy of the proof of payment to your application form.

Credit Card Payments:

Online credit card payments can be made ONLY if you have applied to Nelson Mandela University.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, send your application form to intfees@mandela.ac.za, subject field should read:  “Process application for online payment”.
We will allocate a student number so you may make your payment online.

Allow three working days for processing. Also, a copy of the proof of payment should be in your possession at all times.
For security reasons, manual credit card payments are NO longer available.

Application fees are non-refundable. Payment of application fees does not guarantee entry to the university.

Please do not send cash in the post.

Forms and documents

Postgraduate Application Form for M_D (201 kB)

Postgrad admission to studies U24 (70 kB)

UADS student reasonable accommodations application form (320 kB)

Change of Qualification Application Form for Current Students (233 kB)

Postgraduate Guide (6.4 MB)

Nelson Mandela University study fields 2020 (19.3 MB)

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Postal Address

The Admissions Office
PO Box 77000
Nelson Mandela University
PORT ELIZABETH
6031

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NMMU Application and Acceptance Process

When Should I Apply?
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle, which commences in April of every year. You can find NMMU’s online application form here.
South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.
Students can also:

Provide your postal address and an application package will be sent to you

  • Download an application form online, complete it and return it with accompanying documents
  • Phone (041) 504 1111 to request an application form
  • Personally collect a form from the Admission Enquiries counters located on South Campus, Missionvale Campus and George Campus

Application Fee:
Applicants are required to pay an application fee.
Students may use one of the following method to application fees:

  • Money order (purchased at a post office)
  • Postal order (purchased at a post office)
  • Cheque. The cheque must be crossed and marked “not transferable”.
  • Cashiers: payment can be made personally at the university.

NOTE: Do not send cash in the post.
NMMU Banking Account Details
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch code: 050417
Account No.: 080263011
Reference: Write the word: Application and your name
Fax payment receipt to: 041 504 4722
Please attach a copy of the direct deposit or proof of payment to your application form.

Allow three working days for processing. Also keep a copy of the direct deposit or proof of payment should be in your possession at all times.
Postal Orders
Clearly indicate the following on the postal or money order or on the back of your cheque:
  • Your full initials and surname
  • Write the words: “payment of application fees”
  • Payable to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The original money or postal order or cheque must be stapled to your application form.

Application fees are non-refundable. Payment of application fees does not guarantee entry to the university. Please do not send cash in the post.
For more information regarding application fees, please visit here.
Submitting Results and Documents:
School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to NMMU, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.
Transferring students should too ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.
Once you have applied, keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter. You are encouraged to monitor your application status at all times, and can do so here.