Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University, formerly known as University of Port Elizabeth, is a South African university with its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. 


Where is Nelson Mandela University

Port Elizabeth, South Africa is the beautiful coastal city where the Nelson Mandela University lays its foundation.

Port Elizabeth offers visitors a choice of stunning beaches, cultural and historical experiences, award-winning wildlife destinations, and some amazing culture rich people!



Academic Courses on Offer

Almost 10% of the NMMU's students are from countries across Europe, the America's, Asia and Africa. 

We warmly welcome international students to join our exciting and diverse university environment for the study experience of a lifetime.

Find out about career and study fields, curriculum information and syllabus information for any qualification offered at Nelson Mandela University.

Short courses
Nelson Mandela University provides mature learners with a wide range of short learning programmes and skills training to acquire and develop practical skills and experience that meet particular workplace and professional development needs.

Special programmes
Information about the FIFA / CIES / Nelson Mandela University Certificate in Sport Management and the TESOL Programme.

Postgraduate and mature students
Whether you graduated recently or have many years’ work experience and more than the odd grey hair today, there is a programme awaiting your discovery at Nelson Mandela University.

Study abroad
The Nelson Mandela University proudly plays host to more than 300 Study Abroad and Exchange students a year, from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. These students are warmly welcomed as they add to the cultural diversity of the university and make the Nelson Mandela University campus one of the most internationalized universities in South Africa.

Find out about our research management, capacity development, innovation and technology transfer.

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