Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Bursaries South Africa 2025 – 2025

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) was founded in 2005 when a merger occured between the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE), Port Elizabeth campus of Vista University (Vista PE) and PE Technikon.

NMMU combines the best traditions of university and technikon education. The university educates around 27 000 students at any one time and has around 2 500 staff members, throughout their six campuses in the Nelson Mandela Metropole and George.
 

Below are a list of bursaries specifically for NMMU students (current and prospective). See which bursaries are applicable to you and follow the simple instructions on how to apply.

If you have any queries relating to one of the bursary opportunities below, please contact the university directly.
 

NMMU BURSARIES

1) Siya Phambili Bursary (BANKSETA)
WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Second year Bcom Accounting (C3) students
  • All SA citizen
  • Nor repeating a first year subject
  • 60% + average for first year
  • RV102 mark of 60% and higher

WHAT DOES THE BURSARY INCLUDE?

  • Full tuition & residence
  • Academic support in all modules
  • Pervasive skills workshops (presentation, professional communication, team building)
  • Workplace experience
  • Personal mentoring
  • Textbooks, printing etc

HOW TO APPLY
Siya Phambili Application forms available at MB 0822
Submit the following documents stapled to the application (incomplete applications will be rejected):

  • ID copy
  • Grade 12 results
  • Academic record for last year

Applications must be placed in submission box outside 0822
OR emailed to heather.cousins@nmmu.ac.za
CLOSING DATE
15 February at 17:00
QUERIES
Contact: Zuki Ngqoyiya
Telephone: 041 504 2012
Email: zukiswa.ngqoyiya@nmmu.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.