Nelson Mandela University (NMU)

Nelson Mandela University, formerly known as Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a comprehensive university offering professional and vocational training.  The University has seven campuses – six in Port Elizabeth and one in George.


Nelson Mandela University

Qualifications Offered At NMU

Nelson Mandela University offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Arts
  • Business and Economic Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering, Built Environment, and IT
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Science

For Courses Offered Read Nelson Mandela University Courses and Programs Offered 



 How To Apply

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants can use the same online application process. Read the steps by step guide on how to apply to Nelson Mandela University.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    This option is only for postgraduate applicants.  If you would like a hard copy application form, you may download one OR you will be able to request one by emailing or phoning (041) 504 1111. From there, you will need to provide your postal address and the application package will be sent to you.

    • Postgraduates will also need to complete a postgraduate form.
    • This form will need to be completed in addition to the postgraduate application form.
    • You will be able to find details about the postgraduate application process here.

You can post your application to:


The Admissions Office
PO Box 77000
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth
South Africa

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full.

*Remember you need to calculate your APS. Learn more APS

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.


Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.  This is part of your application.

Application Fees

Please note that:

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

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Application Closing Dates
Applications close on the 30th of September.
Contact Info And Website

Tell: +27 (0) 41 504 1111


PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa.


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