Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Applications for academic admission: 2016 intake

Undergraduate applications for 2016 are no longer accepted. Master's and doctoral degrees (by research) candidates can apply at any time of the year – application fee: R100

Applications for academic admission: 2017 January intake

Early applications until 4 August 2016 (no application fee for South African applicants)

Later applications after 5 August 2016 to 31 October 2016 (no application fee for South African applicants)

International applicants: Application fee – R500

Master’s and doctoral degrees by research candidates can apply at any time of the year - application is free in 2017.

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Application procedure

You may apply by following one of these routes:

  1. Request an application form by emailing a request to or, providing your postal address. The application package will then be posted to your postal address; or
  2. Downloading an application form from this website Application for academic admission and on-campus residence, complete it and return it together with your accompanying documents (only in exceptional circumstances does the institution accept faxed copies closer to the closing dates); or
  3. Request the application form by phoning (041) 504 1111; or
  4. Personally collect an application form from any of the Admissions Enquiries counters, on South Campus, Missionvale Campus and George Campus;


  • Postgraduate applicants must also complete the relevant Postgraduate form in addition to standard application form (which can be found on the right-hand side of this page). For information on postgraduate programmes, please consult the General Information and Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes.
  • Make sure you have paid the Application fees, before submitting your application form (see below for methods of payment).
  • Your application form must be accompanied by (i) a certified copy of your final Grade 11 report and (ii) a most recent Grade 12 report (No March results) or if you have already passed the matriculation examination, a certified copy of your matriculation certificate or results as well as certified copies of diploma/degree certificates and academic records for postgraduate applications.
  • Either an acknowledgement letter or outcome of your admission will be sent to you within 10 working days during April to June. During the period leading up to the closing dates stipulated above the turnaround time will be 14 – 20 working days.
  • If your admissions points do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme, you may be requested to write an access assessment test.
  • Some programmes have additional selection requirements; please consult the Undergraduate Guide for your specific faculty:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Business & Economic Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment & IT

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science

George Campus

  • You may track the status of your application.
  • The outcome of your application will be conveyed to you via letter posted to your postal address. If we have your correct cell phone number, an SMS will also be sent to your cell phone.
  • 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 results meeting the minimum admission requirements for your chosen programme.
  • You can use one of the following methods to pay application fees:
    • Money order (purchased at a post office)
    • Postal order (purchased at a post office)
    • Cheque. The cheque must be crossed and marked “not transferable”.
    • Cashiers: payment can be made personally at the university.
    • Please do not send cash in the post.

Applicants who have studied at other tertiary institutions

  • In order to ensure adequate time for processing, assessment testing and planning by NMMU and yourself, applications for admission in 2017 should be submitted by 4 August 2016 – No application fee for South African applicants
  • Late applications will be considered after this date based on academic merit until 31 October 2016 – No application fee for South African applicants.
  • Submit together with your application form, a certified copy of your official academic record and certificate of conduct as well as a certified copy of your school leaving certificate.
  • Should you be applying for module exemptions, download the module exemption form and complete it and note that there is a module exemption fee to be paid before the exemption can be processed. You must attach copies of module outlines/syllabus.
  • The application fees above are applicable for International applicants.

Postal Address

The Admissions Office
PO Box 77000
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

NMMU Banking Account Details

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch code: 051001
Account No.: 080263011
Reference: Write the word: Application and your name

Fax payment receipt to: 041 504 4722
Please attach a copy of the direct deposit or proof of payment to your application form.

Allow three working days for processing. Also keep a copy of the direct deposit or proof of payment should be in your possession at all times.

Postal Orders

Clearly indicate the following on the postal or money order or on the back of your cheque:

  • Your full initials and surname
  • Write the words: “payment of application fees”
  • Payable to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The original money or postal order or cheque must be stapled to your application form.

Application fees are non-refundable. Payment of application fees does not guarantee entry to the university. Please do not send cash in the post.