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Help for new NMMU students

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We know you will really enjoy your holidays once you have greater certainty about your future – whether you have been accepted as a Madibaz student or not. Roll on 6 January!

To assist you in the way forward, here’s a quick reference to information you might find useful.

Important dates

  • Matric results are released on 6 January. NMMU applicants with provisional offers and who still meet the admission requirements will receive an sms within hours of the release with a firm offer to study at NMMU. 
  • First-year students who have been accepted to stay in residence are required to move into NMMU residences on Friday, 23 January.
  • The Welcoming Ceremony for first-year students and their parents is on Saturday, 24 January at 9am. Check the First Year Guide for the venue for your faculty.
  • Faculty meet and greet sessions take place at various venues after the Welcoming Ceremony.
  • Registration for first years begins on Monday, 26 January.
  • Orientation for first years starts from Thursday, 29 January (depending on your faculty).
  • Lectures begin on Monday, 9 February. 

Senior students


  • For all registration enquiries and deposit enquiries check the Registration Guide that was sent to you.
  • Free transport is available from off-campus residences like Laboria and South Point to NMMU campuses.
  • View the fee structure  – on the right hand side are files you can download. There is a discount for siblings but only from the third child.
  • International students may e-mail Kate du Toit for all their orientation enquiries at kate.dutoit@nmmu.ac.za

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Telephone: 041-504 1111 | Fax: 041-504 2574 / 2731

E-mail: info@nmmu.ac.za

PO Box 77000 | Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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