We’re so excited that you’re looking to take part in our short programmes at NMMU, we’re sure it will be an awesome experience for you!

This page will give you all the details you need to know in order to make this decision a reality!

Overview of application and acceptance process
Receive acceptance letter & pay acceptance deposit
Receive pre-arrival mailer & respond with flight arrival details

Short Programme Dates: 3 July - 28 July

Closing date for applications: 15th May

(Customised programmes are run throughout the year)

Total Credit Value
6 USA credits or 12 ECTS credits

Transcripts will be issued on completion of the programme.
Official transcripts will be couriered to the universities and orgranisations by the end of August.

Application form

Your application form should be accompanied by the following:
  • ID Photo( JPEG format)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of proof of medical insurance
  • Copy of academic transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency if you were educated in a non-english institution
  • International application fee of $70.00 (proof of transfer)
Please note:
  • Our Application form is a fillable PDF - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer / tablet to be able to fill in and save the PDF.
  • Application forms can printed manually, filled in, scanned and emailed back to us
International student payments

Payments can be done using our credit card form or Electronic transfer:

Account Name: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Bank Name: Standard Bank of SA Limited
Bank address: Rink Street, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
Account Number: 080263011
Bank Swift code: SBZA ZAJJ
NMMU Reference Number: X100 4275 YOUR NAME (Please state on deposit slip)
Note: Please email proof of payment with your application form (Email Address on the form)

Terms and conditions
Access to our application system is restricted to University staff, applicants and agents of the University carrying out work commissioned by the University (e.g. University-approved agents who submit applications on behalf of students). By applying you are agreeing to our terms and conditions of use and the Data Protection Statement.

Data Protection Statement
Your data is held securely by NMMU, any Data you enter here will be treated confidentially and will be used by members of the University. The data is available to appropriate University staff, including, but not limited to, faculties, schools and departments, the International Office, and agents contracted by the University for purposes directly related to the interests of the University and/or its applicants. The data will not be disclosed to external organisations other than those acting as agents for the University.

Where is Nelson Mandela Bay & NMMU?

Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay is the beautiful coastal town where the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University lays its foundation.

With a total of 6 campuses the NMMU is the largest international university in the Southern Cape with our main campus in the heart if a nature reserve.

Offering blazing orange sunsets, tranquil sandy-white beaches and thick, lush green forests where the ghosts of past inhabitants still linger, the Eastern Cape, South Africa is where people with friendly smiles greet you with a "good morning", "goeie more"’ or "molo"... we want you to experience this Africa!

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