Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Online Application


Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Application

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

Applications Open: 1 April

Applications Close:
2 August (early closing date)
30 September (late closing date)

Application deadline are as follows:

In order to ensure adequate time for application, processing and planning by the university and yourself, applications for early admission 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.


Step 1:
 Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants can use the same online application process.
  • 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

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.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

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

Step 5:  Find Funding.


Have questions about your application?

Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111

Need to find the institution?

Street Address (South Campus):
University Way
Port Elizabeth

Application Fees:

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

Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at NMU vary, depending on the course – take a look at the breakdown of the fees.


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

9 thoughts on “Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Online Application”

  1. I cannot access my own nmu student email went at Missionvale the service I got was so pathetic,worse part of it ICT dept none of them were available the only thing the teller managed to tell was that my email was hacked. Now I must go to another campus for assistance

  2. Is the Dilpoma in Public Management available in NMU for part_time employees?
    Or help me with undergraduate prospectus for 2021

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