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Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University is a public South African university. It was founded through the merger of three institutions in 2005, but its history dates back to 1882, with the foundation of the Port Elizabeth Art School. It is the only university in the world to carry the name of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Mandela believed that education was a force of good and called on all South Africans to treasure knowledge and never stop learning. He valued diversity, especially the coming together of different minds, different backgrounds, different talents and different approaches to achieve greatness. The university embraces Mandela’s challenge and honours his name by leading itself into an era of transformative innovation, development and change.


  • South Africa


  • George ,
  • Gqeberha ,

Founding year


Acceptance rate


Fall semester application deadline

April 30

Spring semester application deadline

November 15

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

From €2000/semester

Subjects available to free mover students

Accounting & Finance [English]Agriculture & Forestry [English]Anthropology [English]Architecture [English]Art & Design [English]Biological Sciences [English]Business & Management Studies [English]Chemistry [English]Communication & Media Studies [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Development Studies [English]Earth & Marine Sciences [English]Economics & Econometrics [English]Education & Training [English]Engineering CiviI & Structural [English]Engineering Electrical & Electronic [English]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [English]Environmental Sciences [English]Geography [English]History [English]Hospitality & Leisure Management [English]Law [English]Mathematics [English]Performing Arts [English]Philosophy [English]Physics & Astronomy [English]Politics & International Studies [English]Psychology [English]Social Policy & Administration [English]Sociology [English]Sports-related Subjects [English]Statistics & Operational Research [English]

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