Your South African home
away from home

Mandela International Office is the first port of call for international students, from the time they express interest to study at Nelson Mandela University, when they apply, to seeking support and assistance with any aspect of their academic or residential life when they commence with their studies.

Students are encouraged to maintain close ties with the Office during their period of study at Nelson Mandela University.

The support network throughout the university and the surrounding neighbourhood is comprehensive, and visitors and students can feel confident that they will easily settle into their new environment. All these connections make Nelson Mandela University a unique place to study.

Mandela International Office is also the link between the university and the world.

The International Office, together with the rest of the university, is responsible for the implementation of the Internationalisation Strategy and the expansion of Nelson Mandela University’s African and global footprint. We do this through our focus on strategic internationalisation, international partnerships, international networks, internationalisation at home, student and staff mobility, and other activities.

Study at Nelson Mandela University

Equipping yourself for your career

The university boasts more than a century of experience in quality higher education, research and technological innovation from entrance level (certificates) through to research level (PhDs).


Your study adventure story in South Africa

Study at Nelson Mandela University for a semester and experience top quality, affordable education as well as an authentic South African cultural adventure!


Experience South Africa through unique learning engagements

A set of 4 week long mid-year programmes designed in collaboration with our universities academics.

Contact us to begin your South African study experience!
One of our student advisors will help you with all the details.
or call us on: +27 (0) 41 504 2161
Studying at the Nelson Mandela University is a life changing experience!

Watch our video to get a taste of what you can expect!