International Students


Welcome International Students

Nelson Mandela University is a dynamic African institution located at the foot of the continent. As the only university named after Nelson Mandela, we pride ourselves on providing a stimulating, richly diverse environment that shapes you for the world of tomorrow and enables you to reach your full potential.

Together with a top quality, affordable education, you also get to live in a beautiful country, learn about different cultures, explore the land and make unforgettable memories with new friends. For a life-changing experience that you’ll never forget, join the Nelson Mandela University family and start writing your own study adventure story.

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Your study abroad experience is the opportunity of a lifetime. This is where it can begin.
Why did these international students choose to study in South Africa? These are their highlights.

OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION  | Let us help you start your journey


Applicants must meet the university and relevant faculty admission requirements in order to apply. In addition, all online applications must be submitted by their respective closing dates.

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At Mandela University, we believe in the strength and benefits of a well-defined higher education network. Check out our international partnerships.

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Academic programmes

Our university boasts more than a century of experience in quality higher education, research and technological innovation. Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

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Study abroad

Why should you choose South Africa for your study adventure? Get a quality, affordable education in beautiful surroundings, while enjoying an authentic cultural experience.

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USEFUL RESOURCES  | A well-rounded education for a responsible, global citizen


Do you want to study your degree in English but don’t meet the language requirements? We’re here to help! Choose from one of two 20 week courses and improve your English skills.

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You can make a real difference to the university’s greater community, by giving back while you study. Find out more about the sustainable projects that empower our people.

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