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South Africa: Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Calendar Year,
Test Term
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Restrictions: CSU System applicants only
Budget Estimates Calendar Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2018 09/01/2017 09/22/2017 TBA TBA
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:

SOUTH AFRICA: NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Calendar Year Program Deadlines
September 1: Priority Deadline
October 1: Secondary Deadline 
November 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than 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.)

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

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

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year or Calendar Year abroad on this program. The traditional South African calendar cycle begins in July and ends in June (see Calendar Year below).

Calendar Year: February to June & July to November


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The South Africa: Nelson Mandela University 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. 


LOCATION

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.


HOUSING

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.