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PDBA Degree

PDBA International Students

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL lectures are currently being offered via remote-learning to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

Nelson Mandela University Business School is situated in Port Elizabeth, South Africa as a campus of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan 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. These programmes are on offer for international students currently working in South Africa and in possession of a valid working permit/visa. 


Please contact us for the relevant fee structure for international students on:


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.


Applications for 2023 will commence from:

10 May 2022 to 28 October 2022.