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Office for International Education

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay is a beautiful coastal town of South Africa where the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) 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.

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, born from the merger between the University of Port Elizabeth, the Port Elizabeth Technikon and Vista University, offers students the best theory and practice from entry certificate level right through to doctoral research. NMMU is the biggest tertiary institution in the Eastern Cape Province, with over 25 000 students enrolled on six different campuses.

NMMU Office for International Education

The Office for International Education assists international visitors and students with information on travel, visas and academic studies. It retains the resources of 20 staff members as well as a number of student assistants and interns, and endeavours to make your settling and adjustment period as easy and painless as possible.

We offer a range of services including: admissions, arrival and orientation, accommodation, events and excursions for our Degree Seeking, Study Abroad & Exchange, Short Programmes (Summer School) and English Skills Programmes.

We also act as your home away from home by assisting students with lost passports, and the renewal of study visas, as well as information on issues or questions that will ensure that your stay at the NMMU is enjoyable and safe.

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us during your stay at the NMMU.

Why choose NMMU?

•    The cost of living in Port Elizabeth is significantly lower against national and international benchmarks
•    Quality education that matches that of the UK, USA, Canada and Australia for a third of the cost
•    The main campus is situated on a nature reserve within walking distance of the beachfront
•    The NMMU is a fully comprehensive university
•    Students come to the NMMU from 60 different countries across the world, making it the most diverse university in South Africa
•    The success of the NMMU’s career-focused programmes lies in the hands-on involvement of industry and business experts


Campus Life

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