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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Change the world
Affiliated to: AAU; ACU; IAU; HESA
Established: January 2005
No of Students: 26,000
No of Staff: 1,593
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Sibongile Muthwa
Campuses: South Campus, North Campus, 2nd Avenue Campus, Missionvale Campus, Bird Street Campus, George Campus,Ocean Sciences Campus
Website: https://www.mandela.ac.za/
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Nelson Mandela University (NMU) is a public university located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The university was the outcome of a merger of three higher institutions in 2005, as part of a larger plan to restructure higher education in South Africa. The first step in the merger came with the incorporation of Vista University (Vista PE) by the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) in 2004. This was followed by the merger of the Port Elizabeth Tec.. more

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) is a public university located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The university was the outcome of a merger of three higher institutions in 2005, as part of a larger plan to restructure higher education in South Africa. The first step in the merger came with the incorporation of Vista University (Vista PE) by the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) in 2004. This was followed by the merger of the Port Elizabeth Technikon (PE Technikon) and UPE in 2005, which led to the formation of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. It was renamed the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in 2017. As separate entities, the three institutions that merged to form NMU go as far back as 1882, for PE Technikon, 1964 for UPE, and 1982 for Vista PE. NMU aims at offering a diverse range of life-changing educational experiences for a better world. The Nelson Mandela University counts five campuses in Port Elizabeth – The South Campus, the North Campus, the 2nd Avenue Campus, the Missionvale Campus, and the Bird Street Campus, Ocean Sciences Campus and one in George, for a total of 7 campuses.

According to the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR), NMU ranks as the 12th best University and 13th best according to Webometrics in South Africa. The university boasts a world-famous business school that has garnered praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, for leadership training, development and education in Africa. Nelson Mandela University Business School ranks top among South Africa’s business schools; it is one of only two internationally accredited business schools in South Africa that run Doctorate (DBA) and Masters (MBA) programmes. NMU holds as core values, Diversity, Excellence, Ubuntu, Social Justice and Equality, Integrity and Environmental Stewardship. The University also has the distinction of having three women in leading positions at the university. NMU counts over 26000 enrolled students. The total staff number is about 1593.

NMU has several facilities to accommodate its student population, as well as its staff. The university boasts a number of dedicated conferences, functions and events venues. It even offers a catering service, and these venues are available to the general public during vacation periods. All NMU campuses are equipped with several food courts. It equally has a University shop, for all NMU branded clothing, corporate gifts and memorabilia. NMU offers guided visits of its campuses, as well as virtual tours and drone flybys. Of course, all of this is in addition to the regular infrastructure and services like Library and Information Services that runs an online database alongside its classic catalogue. NMU also offers computer labs, study centres, a nature reserve, laundry and Wi-Fi facilities, clubhouses, cleaning services and 24/7 security services and CCTV coverage, all in a bid to accommodate its students.
Notable alumni from Nelson Mandela University include Nashwa Eassa (nano-particle physicist), André Vos (former Springbok captain), Alan Knott-Craig (tech entrepreneur), Eben Venter (Afrikaans-speaking writer), and Cedric Thomas Frolick, (House Chairperson in the National Assembly of Parliament for the Republic of South Africa)

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Nelson Mandela University runs 7 faculties with several schools and departments as listed below:

Faculty of Arts

School of Architecture
    • Department of Architecturemore

Nelson Mandela University runs 7 faculties with several schools and departments as listed below:

Faculty of Arts

School of Architecture
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design
School of Governmental and Social Sciences
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    • Department of Public Management and Leadership
School of Language, Media & Communication
    • Department of Applied Language Studies
    • Department of Language and Literature
    • Department of Media & Communication
School of Music, Art & Design
    • Department of Visual Arts
    • Department of Music


Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences

Business School
School for Industrial Psychology and Human Resources
    • Department of Human Resources Management
    • Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
School of Accounting
School of Economics, Development and Tourism
    • Department of Development Studies
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Tourism Management
School of Management Sciences
    • Department of Business Management
    • Department of Logistics Management
    • Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
    • Department of Marketing Management


Faculty of Education

  • School for Initial Teacher Education
  • School for Education Research & Engagement


Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology

School of Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Industrial Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Mechatronics
School of Information and Communication Technology
School of the Built Environment
    • Department of Construction Management
    • Department of Building and Human Settlement Development
    • Department of Quantity Surveying


Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Clinical Care Sciences
    • Department of Nursing Science
    • Department of Radiography
    • Department of Emergency Medical Care
School of Medicinal Sciences
    • Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • Department of Pharmacy
School of Behavioural Sciences
    • Department of Environmental Health
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Social Development Professions
School of Lifestyle Sciences
    • Department of Dietetics
    • Department of Human Movement Sciences


Faculty of Law

  • Department of Criminal Law
  • Department of Mercantile Law
  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law


Faculty of Science

School of Biomolecular & Chemical Sciences
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
    • Department of Textile Sciences
School of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
    • Department of Computing Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics and Applied Maths
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Statistics
School of Environmental Sciences
    • Department of Agriculture & Game Ranch Management
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Geosciences (Geology & Geography)
    • Department of Zoology
School of Natural Resource Management
    • Department of Forestry
    • Department of Nature Conservation
    • Department of Wood Technology
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Admission Requirements
Nelson Mandela offers admission into Undergraduate, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate programmes (PG Diploma, PG Certificate, Honours, Master’s or Doctoral Degrees).
Before completing an online application form, please take note of the minimum admission requirements for the qualification that you are applying for or refer to the relevan.. more

Admission Requirements
Nelson Mandela offers admission into Undergraduate, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate programmes (PG Diploma, PG Certificate, Honours, Master’s or Doctoral Degrees).
Before completing an online 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.
Undergraduate Requirements

  • International Students are not admitted into all programmes and therefore certain programmes are omitted from the list below.
  • Applicants should meet the statutory requirements as prescribed by the Matriculation Board (Universities South Africa).
  • The following grades are acceptable by the Matriculation Board for an exemption for applicants completing Cambridge or non-Cambridge administered examinations:
    • A-level: Grades A, B, C, D and E
    • AS-level: Grades A, B, C and D
    • O-level: Grades A, B, and C
  • Universities can set additional requirements that need to be met using the Applicant Score (AS) as indicated below.
  • The AS system allocates point values to school leaving symbols which should include languages, one being English, Mathematics and the subject requirement for the programme selected up to 6 subjects.

** Although the Matriculation Board accepts only the above symbols for Exemptions purposes.  The University sets its own subject grade requirements for admission purposes which may be higher or lower than those required by the Matriculation Board. These are used to calculate the AS and to make a final admissions decision.
**Please see detail requirements per Examination Board link

**Important to note not all subjects are recognized for exemption purposes and this information is regularly updated on the USAF website.
The AS system is therefore used to ensure that the Application must:

    • Meet the minimum AS requirements.
    • Meet the minimum subject grade requirements.
    • Meet the minimum compulsory school leaving subject requirements.

**The annual enrolment planning process sets a cap on the number of enrolments for certain programmes which may limit the number of spaces available in those programmes.

Postgraduate Requirements

  • All International research Master’s and Doctoral students may be required to spend at least nine months of their period of study on the campus.
  • Applicants can also be required to spend three weeks on-campus to finalise research proposals before final admission.
  • The South African Higher Education system operates mostly as a 3-1-1-2 system. This means the following: an undergraduate bachelor of three years or a four-year professional qualification followed by, in most cases, a one-year postgraduate programme referred to as an Honours degree.
  • Most research Master’s programmes have a one-year minimum duration followed by a two-year minimum registration for a Doctoral programme. Admission to all these programmes is based on academic excellence in previous studies.
  • Applications from applicants that acquired an average mark of 60% or higher in their previous qualification, will be considered for admission.
  • Admission to any programme is also determined by the capacity to supervise a postgraduate research topic. Prospective applicants are thus required to provide, along with their application, a complete academic transcript of previous studies, and all other relevant documentation that will assist the University to make an informed admissions decision.
  • Applicants that consider the submission of an application for a research Master’s qualification or an application for Doctoral studies should also submit a study proposal that includes a comprehensive description of the GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION field of study as well as a description of the study topic.
  • Applicants should also include the application fee with the application. Detailed admissions criteria for all the different qualifications offered at postgraduate level are provided in the University prospectus.
  • Applicants considering Honours and coursework Master’s programmes should apply during the dates prescribed for postgraduate students.


How to Apply
Application is done by following one of these routes:

  • Apply for either an Undergraduate, Advanced Diploma or Postgraduate studies (PG Diploma, PG Certificate, Honours, Master’s or Doctoral Degrees) online.
  • Postgraduate applicants must also complete the relevant Postgraduate form (U24) which can be obtained from the PG admissions office. For information on postgraduate programmes, please consult the General Information and Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes available for download on the university website
  • Make sure you have paid the Application fee (international students only), before submitting your application form. The International application fee is R500.
  • Your application form must be accompanied by:
    • A certified copy of your final Grade 11 exam results or;
    • A most recent Grade 12  (June/Sept) exam report (No March results), or if you have already passed Grade 12, a certified copy of your matriculation certificate, or results as well as certified copies of diploma/degree certificates and academic records for postgraduate applications,
    • A certified copy of your ID/Passport,
    • A certified copy of the identity document of your parent/legal guardian/surety, declaration by your parent/legal guardian/surety if you are a dependent, or currently at school, or studying at a tertiary institution, or have recently left school and do/will not have permanent employment when applying or studying at the university.
  • Either an acknowledgement letter or outcome of your admission will be sent to you within 10 working days from April to June, and within 14-20 days from August to September.
  • If an applicant Score (AS) and subject-specific marks do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme, you will need to consider another qualification as NMU no longer test applicants for admission, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Some programmes have additional selection requirements; please consult the Undergraduate Guide for your specific faculty which can be downloaded from the links available on the application procedure page of the university.
  • You may track the status of your application
  • The outcome of your application will be conveyed to you via the university website and short message service.
  • If you are provisionally admitted, you will receive an Orientation Booklet together with registration information in November/December.
  • Final acceptance is subject to your final NSC/IEB results meeting the minimum admission requirements for your chosen programme.
  • Online applications will only open at the beginning of April for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

DEADLINES
The Closing date for applications is 30 September 2020.

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Port Elizabeth, commonly called the Bay, is one of the major cities in South Africa. It is situated in the Eastern Cape Province and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. The city was founded in the early 19th century by the government of the Cape Colony, and it was home to about 4000 British colonists. The city went through a dark period during apartheid, being one of the mo.. more

Port Elizabeth, commonly called the Bay, is one of the major cities in South Africa. It is situated in the Eastern Cape Province and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. The city was founded in the early 19th century by the government of the Cape Colony, and it was home to about 4000 British colonists. The city went through a dark period during apartheid, being one of the more prominent examples of the legal racial segregation that characterised Africa for over 40 years. It went through several protests and boycotts throughout apartheid, and it was sometimes witness to severe acts of repression against its black and coloured population. After apartheid, the city was included in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. The city has an oceanic climate, experiencing mildly cold winters and warm summers. Average temperatures go from 25 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius. The city is a trade hub, boasting a seaport that handled the majority of the trade in the region, with exports like wine, brandy, vinegar, ivory, hides and skins, leather, butter, soap and more. Today Port Elizabeth is the home of South Africa’s motor vehicle industry, and as such most industries in the city are geared towards providing car assembly parts to the manufacturers. The location of major car assembly plants and companies like Ford, Volkswagen and Isuzu gives the city a huge economic boost.

Port Elizabeth is home to quite a few sites and landmarks like the Campanile Bell Tower, which offers a vantage point of the city. The Donkin Reserve Park as well is located in Port Elizabeth, together with a monument. Fort Frederick still stands in Port Elizabeth, a testament to the consolidation of British Rule in South Africa. The Gardens at St. George’s Park, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, the Oceanography room at Humewood and the Boardwalk waterfront complex are equally prime attractions in Port Elizabeth Transport in Port Elizabeth is done by road, by railway, by air and even by sea. Port Elizabeth Airport is one of the busiest in South Africa. The city has several government-funded and private hospitals that handle round the clock health care. Port Elizabeth offers tempting prospects for students considering enrolment in the schools located in the region in general, and in the city in particular.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Change the world
Affiliated to: AAU; ACU; IAU; HESA
Established: January 2005
No of Students: 26,000
No of Staff: 1,593
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Sibongile Muthwa
Campuses: South Campus, North Campus, 2nd Avenue Campus, Missionvale Campus, Bird Street Campus, George Campus,Ocean Sciences Campus
Website: https://www.mandela.ac.za/
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