The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) firmly believes in the strength and benefits of a well-defined, higher education network society. The active development of such networks enhances its internationalization and is clearly demonstrated by its strive to serve communities by contributing to sustainable development through excellent academic programs, research, and service delivery. Inspired by the leadership qualities of Nelson Mandela in the transformation to democracy in South Africa, NMMU is guided by the following eight core values and principles in our own transformation towards the NMMU: Equity and Fairness, Respect for Diversity, People Centeredness, Student Access, Engagement, Excellence, Innovation, and Integrity.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
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Distance to Cedar Falls: 9107 miles
Fields of Study
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Port Elizabeth is a coastal city on the south eastern coast of South Africa and is along the shores of Algoa Bay, which has 40 kilometers of magnificent coastline and sandy beaches great for water sports and swimming, making it known as the Water Sport Capital of Africa. It has strong links with industrial and automotive sectors and has a wide variety of interesting architectural and historical sites, enchanting beaches, excellent sporting facilities, and an upbeat cultural life.
There are opportunities for up-close encounters with sea animals that are located close to the Bay. Three times a year, visitors have the opportunity to see the Southern Right Whale (Humpback Whale). Port Elizabeth is also very close to Addo Elephant Park, Daniel’s Cheetah Farm and other game reserves. The cities central location in the Eastern Cape makes it very easy to travel west towards Cape Town or east towards Durban.
Established in 2005, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University currently has more than 20,000 students and is one of the few comprehensive universities in South Africa. The university already has a strong track record in both fundamental and applied research, working extensively in partnerships with business and industry professionals. A variety of programs and courses are provided, and NMMU is the most culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse university in South Africa. It prides itself on being at the forefront of the political and educational transformation of higher education in South Africa and is also the largest university campus in the southern hemisphere.
NMMU international education philosophy was developed over time to offer a variety of short programs and semester long study abroad opportunities to students all around the world. The university has also developed one of the best equipped International facilities in South Africa.
This program is only available to UNI students. Applicants must be full-time students at the time of application, at least sophomore status during the session abroad, have departmental approval for participation, and an overall G.P.A. of 2.5.
NMMU is a great place to study abroad and receive a sufficient amount credits; usually, UNI students receive 16 to 18 US semester credits. FYI: one US credit is equal to four NMMU credits.
See what classes are being taught on the NMMU Module Browser page. Remember that semester 1 at NMMU is our spring semester at UNI!
Fall and Academic Year program deadline: March 1
Spring program deadline: October 1
Accommodation & Meals
NMMU offers affordable accommodation as an opportunity to live with South African students. UNI students, studying abroad at NMMU, have various housing options. Students may live in houses with other international students. Typically, students will have their own room and share living spaces as well as the kitchen and bathroom. Another option is The Annie’s Cove complex. The complex is comprised of 28 4-bedroom units. Students will share a kitchen and bathroom with one other student and have their own bedroom.
Students are responsible for their own meals. All accommodation is within a short distance to a grocery store and there are necessary cooking utensils for students in their housing.
The cost per student for a semester program, including UNI tuition and fees, room and board, excursions, round-trip airfare, and personal expenses is approximately US$15,000, according to the most recent budget sheet depending on the exchange rate. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student and are not included in the program cost. For more information on the cost, please contact the UNI Study Abroad Center.
Participants in this program may use their UNI financial aid to help pay for the program, and scholarships are available through the Study Abroad Center.
Tales From Abroad
Jacob Tracy, Web Blog: http://jakeinsouthafrica.blogspot.com/