Study at Mandela



Making your higher education study decisions can be a complicated task so we have simplified the process for you and broken it up into four steps. First you need to find out what you want to study and if you qualify (Step 1), then you move on to applying (Step 2), wait to see if you have been admitted/selected (Step 3) and finally, you can register/enrol (Step 4). Follow this four-step process to your future at our University!



See what options are available to you, make your career choice, find out what qualifications can get you there and see if you meet the requirements:

  • Decide what course (qualification) you want to study
  • See what is required to be able to study towards that course (admission requirements)
  • Find out about accommodation and financing your studies
  • Get help on making your decision via online tools, such as the prospectus and quick guides

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Decided what you want to study? Meet the requirements? Right, now you can apply:

  • Apply online for admission to study at Nelson Mandela University
  • Apply for accommodation at Nelson Mandela University
  • Apply for funding

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Submitted your application? Now you can:

  • View your admission status
  • View your residence admission status
  • Change your study choice
  • Change your contact details
  • Confirm any admission offer you may have received so that we can reserve a place for you

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If you’ve been admitted to study at Mandela University – congratulations!

  • Pay any relevant fees that may be due
  • Take part in the orientation programmes to find out how and where to do things on campus
  • Find out when you can register for your course
  • Go through the registration process to enrol in your chosen subjects (modules)
  • Find out when lectures start

Welcome to our community!

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MYFUTURE @ MANDELA     |     Explore your opportunities at Mandela University

Still at school or already matriculated and considering studying for the first time?
Visit MyFuture @ Mandela to obtain career guidance, funding information and assistance with calculating your Applicant Score. You are also able to email a Student Recruitment Specialist through this platform to obtain additional information not found. A page with online learning sites is also available as well as one with wellness tips.

Postgrad@mandela - Explore postgraduate opportunities and Nelson Mandela University
Enhance your graduate career prospects by enrolling for postgraduate study at Nelson Mandela University. Visit postgrad@mandela to find relevant information on courses, funding, contact details and cutting-edge research opportunities offered by Nelson Mandela University.


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OUR CITIES     |     Strategic locations with unique offerings



Six campuses are situated in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), one of South Africa's major seaports. Located close to the shoreline, the university is involved in the ocean economy and has launched the country's first dedicated Ocean Sciences Campus.

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The seventh campus is situated at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains in George. The university is committed to becoming a world-class knowledge catalyst for the green economy and is focused on forestry, agriculture and conservation.

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