Nelson Mandela University (NMU)

Nelson Mandela University (NMU), formerly known as University of Port Elizabeth (UPE), is a South African university with its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. Nelson Mandela University was founded through a merger of three institutions in January 2005, but its history dates back to 1882, with the foundation of the Port Elizabeth Art School.

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) is a new generation university, distinguished by the wide range of study options and access routes open to students. NMU nurtures innovation, fosters creativity, embraces technology and develops people to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Quality higher education is offered to more than 27 000 students across six campuses, making NMU the largest university in the Eastern Cape.

NMU Pages

  • NMU Application 2020
  • NMU Prospectus 2020
  • NMU Application Dates 2020
  • NMU Fees 2020
  • NMU Application Status 2020
  • NMU Courses 2020
  • NMU Student Portal



Faculties & Schools in NMU

  • Faculty of Arts
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Governmental and Social Sciences
    • School of Language, Media & Communication
    • School of Music, Art & Design
  • Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences
    • Business School
    • School for Industrial Psychology and Human Resources
    • School of Accounting
    • School of Economics, Development and Tourism
    • School of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
    • School for Initial Teacher Education
    • School for Education Research & Engagement
  • Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology
    • School of Engineering
    • School of Information and Communication Technology
    • School of the Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Schools of Clinical Care Sciences and Medicinal Sciences
    • Schools of Behavioural Sciences and Lifestyle Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
    • School of Biomolecular & Chemical Sciences
    • School of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
    • School of Environmental Sciences
    • School of Natural Resource Management

List of Departments and Disciplines

For Financial Accounting, Applied Accounting, Management Accounting or Auditing & Taxation,
please visit the School of Accounting

  • Agriculture and Game Management (Port Elizabeth, Addo)
  • Agricultural Management (George campus)
  • Applied Language Studies
  • Architectural Technology & Interior Design
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Building and Human Settlement Development
  • Business Management
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing Sciences
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal and Procedural Law
  • Development Studies
  • Dietetics
  • Drawing
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Environmental Health
  • Fashion & Textile Design
  • Forestry (George campus)
  • Game Management (Port Elizabeth, Addo)
  • Game Ranch Management (George campus)
  • Geosciences
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Movement Science
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Language & Literature
  • Logistics Management
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marketing Management
  • Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Media and Communication
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Mercantile Law
  • Music
  • Nature Conservation (George campus)
  • Nursing Science
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Painting
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political and Conflict Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Private Law
  • Psychology
  • Public Law
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Radiography
  • Sculpture
  • Social Development Professions
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Statistics
  • Textile Science
  • Tourism Management
  • Visual Arts
  • Wood Technology (George campus)
  • Zoology

Institute in NMU

  • AEON – Earth Stewardship Research Institute (ESSRI)
  • eNtsa – Innovation through engineering
  • InnoVenton: Institute for Chemical Technology and Downstream Chemicals Technology Station (InnoVenton/DCTS)
  • Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (ICMR)

Centres in NMU

  • Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre (AMTC)
  • Built Environment Research Centre (BERC)
  • Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
  • Centre for Broadband Communication
  • African Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience
  • Centre for Community Technologies
  • Centre for Energy Research (CER)
  • Centre for High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM)
  • Centre for Integrated Post-School Education & Training (CIPSET)
  • Centre for Law in Action (CLA)
    • Law Clinic
    • Refugee Rights Centre
  • Centre of Philosophy in Africa
  • Centre for Research in Information and Cyber Security
  • Centre for Rubber Science and Technology
  • Centre for the Advancement of Non-racialism and Democracy (CANRAD)
  • Centre for the Community School (CCS)
  • Centre of Expertise in Forecasting (COEF)
  • Southern Africa Cisco Academy Support Centre (SACASC)
  • Telkom Centre of Excellence (COE)

Units in NMU

  • Biokinetics & Sport Science Unit
  • Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation(CriSHET)
  • Drug Utilisation Research Unit (DURU)
  • eNtsa – Innovation through engineering
  • Family Business Unit
  • Global Leadership Institute for Sustainable Futures
  • Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Unit
  • HIV/AIDS Research Unit
  • Labour and Social Security Law Unit
  • Marine Apex Predator Research Unit
  • Sustainability Research Unit
  • Unit for Economic Development and Tourism
  • Unit for Higher Education Internationalisation in the Developing World
  • Unit for Positive Organisations
  • Unit for Statistical Consultation
  • Unit for Visual Methodologies for Social Change

Contact Details

Have questions about your application?

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111

Need to find the institution?

Street Address (South Campus):
University Way
Port Elizabeth

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