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Office for International Education

International guests interested in visiting the Nelson Mandela University

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Office for International Education welcomes your request to visit our University and usually works hand in hand with other relevant departments in compiling an effective itinerary for your visit. In order to obtain and identify important information of your intended visit to the University, we kindly request that you or your host department assist us by downloading one of the forms attached to this page, complete and return the correct form to the International Office.

Both forms can be completed and e-mailed to the Public Relations & International Visitors Coordinator, Ms Janine Wagenaar at Janine.wagenaar@mandela.ac.za at the Office for International Education. The form that you will be required to complete depends on what type of international visitor you will be.

Below is the different types of international visitors:

  • Enquiring / Casual Visitors
  • Visitors to Faculties for participation in academic activities not to be reimbursed
  • Visits for Guest Lecturing to be reimbursed
  • Visiting Researchers longer than 90 days 
  • Visitors to faculties to participate in academic activities for longer than 90 days

Nelson Mandela University Host Visitors Form:

This form needs to be completed by the International visitors’ host department at the Nelson Mandela University and submitted to the Office for International Education, together with a copy of the visitor/s passport. The purpose of this process is for recording purposes of International visitors on our campuses, as well as complying to Home Affairs Regulations. International visitors not being hosted by the Office for International Education, needs to be checked in by their host department at the Office for International Education upon arrival on campus. See form for more details on how to do so.

Nelson Mandela University Visitors Form:

This form needs to be completed by the International visitors interested in visiting the Nelson Mandela University and wanting to make the initial contact. This completed form can also be sent to the Office for International Education, together with a copy of the visitor/s passport, as well as the delegation’s CV’s. The purpose of this process is to obtain more information and logistics on your intended visit, which will enable us to compile an effective itinerary that will fulfill all your requirements and maximize your visit to the Nelson Mandela University.

Please Note: These are fillable PDFs;

  1. Firstly you will need to save this PDF to your desktop and open it with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to save your information.
  2. Older versions of Acrobat Reader will not allow you to save the data you input.
  3. Download Acrobat Reader here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

We look forward to welcoming you to the Nelson Mandela University.