Thank you for your interest in Nelson Mandela University. Before you start your online application, please take note of the following. Online applications must be submitted by the respective closing dates as indicated. Places are limited and it is therefore in your best interest to submit your online application as early as possible. Please ensure that you have completed both online application sections and submitted all your supporting documentation.


To apply online, you will need

  • Internet access.
  • A valid personal email address (should you not have an e-mail account, please open one before proceeding with your online application).
  • Your latest school results – Example: Grade 11 final or grade 12 June or September or final school leaving results – No Grade 12 March results.
  • A valid SA ID number or passport number
  • A valid cell number correctly, as your application status will be communicated via cellphone

Move the mouse over the help icon if you are not sure what is required in a specific field.

Application forms will only be processed once all the documents have been submitted.


Reserve List

The University is opening Undergraduate applications again for qualifications which are currently full. If you wish to apply or have already applied and wish to change/add a full programme, please review the categories below and follow the instructions based on your application type. Please note by applying for a full programme it does not mean that you will be admitted. Your application will be added to a reserve list if you meet the direct entry requirements for consideration by the faculty should places become available. There is no guarantee for admission to any full qualification(s) and we strongly advise you to select an alternative study option as well.

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