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Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology

Dear Prospective Student.

Please take a moment to browse through the postgraduate guide below at the array of courses we can offer you in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Click here if you are a prospective student who matriculated before 2008


Academic applications: 2011

The deadlines for academic applications for intake 2011 are as follows:

  • In order to ensure adequate time for processing, assessment testing and planning by NMMU and yourself, applications for admission in 2011 should be submitted by 02 August 2010 – Application fee: R180
  • Late applications will be considered after this date based on academic merit until 06 December 2010 but at a higher application fee – Application fee: R250
  • International applicants – 29 October 2010 – Application fee: R500
  • Master’s and doctoral degrees by research candidates can apply at any time of the year – Application fee: R180.
  • Some postgraduate coursework programmes have earlier closing dates, kindly consult the departmental websites.


Application Procedure

You may apply by following either of 4 routes:

  1. Request an application form by emailing a request to admissions, providing your postal address. The application package will then be posted to your postal address; or
  2. Downloading an application form from this website (at the bottom of this page), complete it and return it together with your accompanying documents (only in exceptional circumstances does the institution accept faxed copies closer to the closing dates); or
  3. Request the application form electronically by phoning telephone number (041)5042593 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (041)5042593 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or (041)5042945 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (041)5042945 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; or
  4. Personally collect an application form from any of the Admissions Enquiries counters, on North Campus, South Campus, Missionvale Campus, Second Avenue Campus and George Campus.

Postgraduate applicants must complete the relevant application form for postgraduate studies (at the bottom of this page). For information on postgraduate programmes, please consult the General Information and Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes.

Make sure you have paid the Application fees, before submitting your application form (see below for methods of payment).

Your application form must be accompanied by a certified copy of your matriculation certificate or results as well as certified copies of diploma/degree certificates and academic records for postgraduate applications.


How will I know that I have been accepted?

  • Either an acknowledgement letter or outcome of your admission will be sent to you within 10 working days during April to June. During the period leading up to the closing dates stipulated above the turnaround time will be 14 – 20 working days.
  • You may track the status of your application on this page.
  • The outcome of your application will be conveyed to you via letter posted to your postal address. If we have your correct cell phone number, an SMS will also be sent to your cell phone.

You can use one of the following methods to pay application fees:

  • Money order (purchased at a post office)
  • Postal order (purchased at a post office)
  • Cheque. The cheque must be crossed and marked “not transferable”.
  • Cashiers: payment can be made personally at the university.
  • Please do not send cash in the post.


NMMU Banking Account Details

Bank: ABSA Bank
Branch: Port Elizabeth
Account No.: 1640000046
Reference: Write the word: "Application" and your name

Fax payment receipt to: 041 504 4722 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 041 504 4722 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Please attach copy of proof of payment.

Allow 3 working days for processing. A copy of the direct deposit or proof of payment should be in your possession at all times.


Postal Order

Clearly indicate the following on the postal or money order or on the back of your cheque:

  • Your full initials and surname
  • Write the words: “payment of application fees”
  • Payable to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The original money or postal order or cheque must be stapled to your application form.

Application fees are non-refundable. Payment of application fees does not guarantee entry to the university. Please do not send cash in the post.



Applicants who have studied at other tertiary institutions

  • The closing date for applications is 6 December 2010.
  • Submit together with your application form, a certified copy of your academic record and certificate of conduct as well as a certified copy of your matriculation certificate.
  • Should you be applying for module exemptions, download the module exemption form and complete it and note that there is a module exemption fee to be paid before the exemption can be processed. You must attach copies of module outlines/syllabus.
  • The application fees above are applicable.


Postal Address

The Admissions Office
PO Box 77000
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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