Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
DBA Degree


Please see below for some answers to frequently asked questions:

What are the fees?

South African students: The 2019 fee – R20 658.00 (allow for a yearly increase of 10%).

International students: Please contact the Office for International Education on  for international fees.


How much will the program cost in total?

We can unfortunately not estimate this cost as it all depends on the student and how long it will take for an individual student to complete his/her DBA.


How long will the application process take before I will have a final answer?

Approximately six weeks from submission of final DBA Proposal (depending on your hand in date of your proposal).


What is the first step in the application process?

Please see the How to Apply link or contact the DBA Programme Unit on for more information. Please ensure you indicate if you are a South African or International Student. 


How many times will I have to visit my supervisor?

This all depends on the arrangement between you and your supervisor.


How many times will I have to visit Nelson Mandela University?

You would be required to visit Nelson Mandela University at least once for registration, after which you and your supervisor will agree to a work schedule that includes visiting the University or alternative ways of communicating.