NMU online application for 2023

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NMU online application for 2023

The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Online Application window for admission to undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees), Honors degrees & postgraduate diplomas, and Master’s & doctoral qualifications for the 2023 academic year is now open 19 MAY 2023.

Faculties at NMU:

  • Arts
  • Business and Economic Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering, Built Environment & IT
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Science.

Your online application form must be accompanied by:

  1. a certified copy of your final Grade 11 exam results or;
  2. a certified copy of your most recent Grade 12  (June/Sept) exam results (not March results), or
  3. a certified copy of your matriculation certificate/statement of results if you have already passed Grade 12/completed schooling,
  4. certified copies of your diploma/degree certificates plus academic record(s) and certificate(s) of conduct if you have studied elsewhere,
  5. a certified copy of your ID (birth certificate if still waiting for ID),
  6. a certified copy of the identity document of your parent/legal guardian/surety,
  7. declaration by your parent / legal guardian/surety if you are a dependant, 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.
  • If your Applicant Score (AS) and subject-specific % pass marks do not meet the direct entry requirements for your chosen programme, you will need to consider another qualification as we no longer test applicants for admission.
  • Some programmes have additional selection requirements; please consult the Undergraduate Guide for your faculty-specific requirements.
  • You can track the status of your application.
  • The outcome of your application will be conveyed to you via our website and SMS. Please ensure that we have your correct cell phone number.
  • If you are admitted, you will receive an orientation guide together with registration information in November/December.
  • Final acceptance is depended on:
    1. your final school-leaving results meeting the minimum admission requirements for your chosen programme, or
    2. the submission of your final academic record and certificate of conduct if you are studying elsewhere.


2023 Closing Dates:

Prospective undergraduate, postgraduate and international students who wish to join Nelson Mandela University in 2023 are invited to apply online.

  • 31 May 2023 for MBChB applicants with the NBT (if applicable) to be written by no later than 31 July 2022.
  • 30 June 2023 for Bachelor of Radiography (Diagnostic) applications.
  • 4 August 2023 for early applications (excluding MBChB & BRad)
  • 30 September 2023 for late applications (excluding MBChB & BRad)
  • 30 September 2023 for international student applications (excluding MBChB)

2) Student Accommodation (On-Campus & Off-Campus) 

  • Closing date: 30 September 2023

3) International Applicants 

  • International student applications (excluding MBChB & BRad): 30 September 2023 (application fee of R500)