NMMU Application 2018 – Apply to Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) invites prospective students to apply online for 2018 academic year.

Online application closing date is 1 August 2017.

Name InstitutionNelson Mandela University (NMU)

How to Apply?

Applications for academic admission: 2018 January intake

Online applications for the university’s 2018 January intake are now open. In order to ensure adequate time for processing, testing, portfolios, interviews and planning by the university and yourself, applications for admission in 2018 should be submitted before 1 August 2017. In addition, places for some qualifications are limited; it is therefore in your best interest to submit your application early.

BTech & Advanced Diploma applications
Nelson Mandela University students who are currently completing either a Diploma or National Diploma (NDip) at this university and would like to apply for these qualifications are required to only complete the “BTech and Advanced Diploma Application Form”. The completed form must be submitted to the admissions office before 1 August 2017 (no supporting documentation required). Prospective students who have already completed their diploma studies either at Nelson Mandela University or elsewhere, and opted to enter the work force or take a gap year before commencing their BTech/Advanced Diploma studies, would need to complete an “online application form”  and submit certified copies of their ID, academic record and certificate of conduct along with other documentation in order for their applications to be considered. Applications close on 1 August 2017 and no application fee is required.

View the list of programmes that are now FULL

Application deadlines for International Students:

First Semester 2018 (February): Deadline – 31 October 2017 (Application fee of R500)


Master’s and doctoral degrees by research candidates can apply at any time of the year – application is free. Postgraduate applicants must also complete the relevant Postgraduate form (U24) in addition to the standard Postgraduate application form.

Postgraduate applications must be submitted to: [email protected]

About NMMU

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a South African tertiary education institution with its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth.  The University has six campuses – five in Port Elizabeth and one in George. The main campus is the South Campus. Students at NMMU can study towards diplomas and degrees up to and including doctoral level qualifications.

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