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General Admission Information To NMU 2020/2021


  1. Closing date for applications
    In order to ensure adequate time for processing, assessment testing and planning by Nelson Mandela
    University and yourself, applications for admission should be submitted before the August closing date. Late
    applications will however be considered after this date, based on academic merit, until the September closing
    date. In addition, places for some qualifications are limited; it is therefore in your best interest to submit your
    application early. Information on applicable dates.
  2. Selectionofundergraduate candidates:
    Submission of a completed application form does not mean that you have been accepted as a student, or
    that you may register. All prospective students are selected in accordance with the admissions policy of the
    university. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application. Please ensure that your cell
    number is correct as you will be notified of your admission status via SMS or you can track your
    application statusonline.
    NB: Acceptance as a student does not mean that you have also been accepted to one of the residences
    or that you will automatically qualify for a bursary / loan.
  3. Studentsfromothertertiaryinstitutions
    If you were previously registered at other tertiary education institutions, you need to submit an official full
    academic record and certificate of conduct issued by each institution at which you were registered. This
    statement must indicate all courses passed and failed and modules for which you are currently registered.
    Students, who studied at the Port Elizabeth campus of the former Vista University before 2004, must obtain
    an academic record and a certificate of conduct from UNISA. (Tel: 086 167 0411 or
  4. Financial assistance
    Nelson Mandela University offers financial assistance in the form of bursaries and NSFAS loans to students
    studying at the University (South African citizens only). The loans are administered on behalfof the National
    Student Financial Aid Scheme – NSFAS.
    Applications for NSFAS loans must be made directly on the NSFAS website or an application form can be
    downloaded and sent directly to the NSFAS office in Cape Town. The closing date for NSFAS funds is
    advertised on their website. Further information can be obtained from the NSFAS website –
    Nelson Mandela University Scholar and Student Merit awards are awarded to top academic achievers and
    no application is required. Bursaries and sponsorships are available to students who fulfil specific criteria as
    required by the various sponsors. Details are in the Bursary Booklet on the Financial Aid website –
  5. Studentswithdisabilities
    Nelson Mandela University strives to ensure that all campus facilities are accessible to students with
    disabilities. Every reasonable attempt will be made to provide students with the assistance they require.
    Disability status is confidential, however if the university is not aware of the disability, we will not be in a
    position nor obliged to offer reasonable support. If the disability is not self-evident, the university may require
    the applicant to disclose sufficient information to confirm the disability or to ensure that reasonable
    consideration is granted.
    For more information on accessibility and how your particular disability can be accommodated, you are
    advised to contact the Universal Accessibility & Disability Services (UADS), on 041-504 2313/4756/2562
    or as early as possible. Early enquiries during the year preceding application are
    encouraged, to ensure that requests can be reasonably accommodated.
  6. Residenceaccommodation
     To apply for residence please complete the online form .
     Please note that indicating that you require residence accommodation does not guarantee you a
    place in the residences.
     A selection process has to take place and priority will be given to applicants who have obtained good
     No student will be admitted to residence until she/he has been academically admitted to a university
    programme or before the appropriatefees have been paid.
     Also note that residence accommodation is limited and preference will be given to applications
    received before the end of September.
  7. Student number
    Please use your student number when corresponding with the university. This student number will appear in
    all future correspondence that you receive from the university. Quote your student number in the heading of
    any e-mail correspondence as follow:
    Student number #faculty code #1900 (undergraduate) or #2000 (postgraduate). Example 217009123


Faculty of: Code
Arts #1100
Science #1200
Education #1300
Business & Economic Sciences #1400
Law #1500
Health Sciences #1600
Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology #1700

  1. Medium ofinstruction andacademic activities
    Tuition atNelsonMandela Universityis presented mainlyinEnglish. Academic activities take place from Monday
    to Friday and when necessary, on Saturdays.
  2. Assistance needed
    In the event of any other support needed with the completing your online application, you may contact our
    Contact Centre at0415041111.
  3. Important documentation
    In order for the university to finalise your application you are requested to submit the following documentation
    (refer to point 12 on how to submit the documents):
     A certified copy of your identity document (ID document compulsory for SA Citizens – your application
    cannot be processed without a certified copy of yourID. You may also provide your ID number or serial
    number that appears on your birth certificate should you still be waiting for your ID Document to be
     A certified copy of your latest school results (grade 11 final or grade 12 June or September results or
    final school leaving results (e.g. if you are currently at school and apply in August submit your June
    results). No grade 12 March results.
     Full official academic record(s) and certificate(s) of conduct from previous institution(s) (if applicable).
     Declaration by your parent / legal guardian / surety (see point 12) 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.
     A certified copy of the identity document of 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.
     A copyof yourmarriage certificate (if applicable).
     Completed disabilityassessments form (if applicable).
     Proof of your current residential / home or postal address if applyingfor on-campus accommodation.
     Postgraduate form (U.24) (see point 12) if youare applying for postgraduate studies.
    NB: Please note that your reference number must clearly be indicated on all documentation submitted.
  4. Downloadable documents
    To download the document(s) required to complete your application follow the link(s) below. You can fax
    the completed document(s) to 041-504 1477 or e-mail to Save the
    documents as follow: Student number, underscore, type of document (Example 211040673_ID). You can
    also post the documents to Admissions Online Applications, PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela University,
    Port Elizabeth, 6031 should you wish.
     Declaration by parent/legal guardian/surety
     Disability form
     Exemption form
     Postgraduate form(U.24)
  5. Contact details
     Enquiries or assistance needed:
    In the event of any other support needed with completing your online application, you may contact our
    Contact Centre at 0415041111 or e-mail Mandela University at
     Submitting changes or documents:
    Kindly advise the Admissions Office in writing of any changes in your contact details (address,
    cell/phone numbers or e-mail address) or if you would like to change your qualification after submitting
    the online application. You also need to inform the Admissions Office in writing if you decide not to
    proceed with your online application. You are advised to contact Online Admissions at e-mail: or fax: 041-504 1477. Save the documents as follow: Student number,
    underscore, type of document (Example211040673_ID).
    You can upload the documents on the Mandela University website, post the documents to Admissions
    Undergraduate or Postgraduate Online Applications, PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela University, Port
    Elizabeth, 6031 should you wish.
    NB: Please do not send your query/document to more than one e-mail address as it causes delays.
  6. Foreign School leaving certificate
    Candidates who wrote a foreign school leaving qualification require a letter and/or certificate from the
    Universities South Africa (USAf) before the application can be considered. The letter and/or certificate
    you receive from USAf need to be submitted to the admissions office with all your required documents.
    In order to be considered for a qualification. For more information visit the USAf website
    ( or contact them via e-mail at
  7. Testing
    The Mandela University uses the National Benchmark Test (NBT) as part of the selection processes for
    applicants applying with National Certificate (Vocational) [NC(V)] results for undergraduate qualifications.
    You need to submit your NBT results before your application can be considered. To book a test or to find
    out more about the test follow the link

Prospectus For NWU

NWU Undergraduate Prospectus 2019 / 2020 – North-West University

NWU undergraduates prospectuses for 2020/ 2021 are available to you in downloadable (pdf) and click below to read full module details for each degree programme.

The 2020 NWU prospectus introduces you to life at North-West University (NWU), describing the campus and detailing the services, admission requirements and facilities that the university provides for students. Details of all undergraduate programmes are provided.

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Updated: August 17, 2019 — 12:19 pm

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