Helpful Contacts and Dates

To assist you with your inquiries, please look at the dates below and follow the links below or e-mail your questions or concerns to the relevant offices as listed below:

3 Jan - Nelson Mandela University Opens
11 Jan - Online registration begins FOR FIRM OFFERS
20 Jan - Matric results are released
20 Jan - Dispatching of 1st SMS notifications to First-Years from 10:00 onwards every hour
22 Jan - Finalisation of ‘firm offers’ process to First-Years
22-29 Jan - Finalisation of offers and responses for all 2022 Matriculants
30 Jan - NSFAS funding applications close
30 Jan-10 Feb - Change of Mind & Reconsiderations
3 Feb - Mandela University on-campus residences open to new first-year students
4 Feb - Vice-Chancellor Professor Sibongile Muthwa’s Welcoming Address
13-17 Feb - Assisted registration for First-Years
13-17 Feb - Finalisation of Change of Mind & Reconsiderations requests
13-17 February - First Year Success (FYS) Orientation Thrive Programme
20 Feb - Lectures begin

All Access and Enrolment related  enquiries should be directed to

Helpful registration, accommodation information

To support new students and their parents at the start of the 2023 Academic Year (#AY2022), you may find the following information useful.

Registration process

  1. Students should ensure they have received a final acceptance SMS or have been officially informed of this before attempting to register.
  1. Students should ensure they have received financial clearance through SMSs before attempting to register. NSFAS students must track their funding status via their NSFAS portal.
  1. Students who experience challenges with registration, can e-mail

Useful links

Register now:

Eligible to register?  Check your details below:

Accommodation: (off-campus accommodation)

Financial aid:


Track your application:

Alternatively, you can refer newcomers to helpful university contact links.

For additional support, contact the following, but please allow three working days for a response given the present high volume of inquiries:

Port Elizabeth campuses:

George Campus:

Financial info and concessions

For more information on financial support and concession, please go to