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CSU IP South Africa: Direct Enrollment
Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Calendar Year,
Test Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Restrictions: CSU System applicants only
Budget Estimates Calendar Year
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Marine Biology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Political Science/Government, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Program Description:

CSU IP South Africa

Program At A Glance

When: Semester 1 (fall) is late-January to early June; semester 2 (spring) is early July to mid-November.

Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP South Africa as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.   

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than the fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Course Prerequisites: Completion of all lower-division requirements in the major. Additional recommended coursework: One college-level course with a focus on African studies (history, politics, geography, religion, humanities, etc.)

Program Overview

The CSU IP South Africa program is affiliated with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).  Located in Port Elizabeth, NMMU was created in 2005 by the merger of the former University of Port Elizabeth and the Port Elizabeth Technikon.  NMMU draws students from around the world, with more than 3,000 international students making up its 27,000 student population. 

CSU IP students enroll directly in NMMU, studying alongside local students and gaining the experience of being fully integrated into life at NMMU and in South Africa.  Students will primarily take coursework in their major, concentrating their studies on one or two areas of study and taking courses in that department in order to integrate into the academic life of the university. The main language of instruction at NMMU is English, and all CSU IP students are required to study the Xhosa language and culture as part of their academic program at NMMU. 

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the Academic Bulletin for the previous year.  Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study. 


NMMU is located in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape Province.  Located on the southeastern coast of South Africa, the province is the third largest in South Africa.  NMMU has six campuses (five in the Port Elizabeth Metropole and one in George) with CSU IP studying at the main campus, South Campus, in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.


Students live in off-campus student housing near the university’s South Campus in Summerstand. Upon acceptance, NMMU provides students with accommodation information and makes all housing arrangements for the students prior to their arrival in Port Elizabeth.  

This program is currently not accepting applications.