Nelson Mandela University (NMMU) - public higher education institution in South Africa. NMMU was established in 2005. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Port Elizabeth. Nelson Mandela University has a well deserved position among the top 30 universities of South Africa.

Application process and the cost of tuition. To enroll the student must provide the information on previous academic performance and pass examinations. More than a half (60%) of the applicants manage to secure their spot at NMMU, however, the percentage may change depending on the faculty and the popularity of the course. The academic schedule is divided into semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 5,000 USD per year. NMMU is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 5,000 USD per year of study. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. Due to the fact that the tuition fees at NMMU may vary depending on the faculty, we advise you to check the official website for more accurate information.

The composition of the university. Nelson Mandela University is classified as a large university with more than 24,000 concurrent students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. The ratio of foreign students at NMMU is 5% of all students. The academic makeup of NMMU includes around 953 teachers. The university provides its students with the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. To learn more about the students and alumni of the university you can visit the university’s social media pages: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook.

Infrastructure of NMMU. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered.
Ranking   6435   29
Country South Africa
City Port Elizabeth
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
155 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
309 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
4,999 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
4,999 USD/year.
Living expenses $424 -664 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 60%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 2005
Abbreviation NMMU
Teachers 953
Students 24,999
Foreigners 5%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
For tomorrow
• Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
• Association of African Universities (AAU)
• Higher Education South Africa (HESA)
World ranking 6435
Country ranking 29
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 6435
Cost of living in Port Elizabeth
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 152 161
Food 130 232
Transportation 23 67
Communications and utilities 82 75
Clothing 21 77
Sports and leisure 16 54
Total 424 664
Accommodation in Port Elizabeth USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 154
Shared room in city centre 162
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 216
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 224
Alternative title
af Nelson Mandela Metropolitaanse Universiteit
old Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Location on map

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