International students


Nelson Mandela University Business School is situated in Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa as a campus of the Nelson Mandela University – the largest higher education institution in the Eastern and Southern Cape. It is home to 25 000 students, of which 10% are from diverse backgrounds outside of South Africa.

We welcome international students from across the globe and currently play host to students from 56 countries.

The Business School offers international students the following study options: An MBA and PDBA part-time or block release – please see the MBA or PDBA part-time or block release links for more information on the programmes. These programmes are on offer for international students currently working in South Africa and in possession of a valid working permit/visa. 


Please contact the International office for the relevant fee structure:


Please note: If you would like to apply for one of the above options, international students are required to pay an application fee of R500.00. 


All international student applications will first be evaluated by our Office for International Education before an assessment can start within the Business School.