Change the world

George Campus


With a number of faculties and a host of support services all accommodated under one roof, the upcoming Nelson Mandela University Open Day at George Campus (Furntech Building) offers an opportunity to learners, prospective students, parents and educators to get greater clarity about study options and career choices at this comprehensive university with its seven campuses – six in Port Elizabeth and one in George.

Visitors to the university’s Open Days in George can expect to interact with lecturers and staff from, amongst others, the Faculty of Arts, with programmes such as architectural technology and interior design represented at Open Day. The Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences will have a strong presence with a variety of business-related programmes, including Tourism Management, Marketing, Business Management and the variety of BCom options. The Higher Certificate: Business, which was introduced at the George Campus two years ago is high in demand and should also interest prospective students.

Furthermore, the Science Faculty, with unique George Campus programmes within the School of Natural Resource Management, such as Forestry, Wood Technology, Veldfire Management and Nature Conservation, along with Agricultural Management and Game Ranch Management is set to attract the interest of learners and visitors.

The university’s Physics and Sport Departments, School of ICT, School of the Built Environment (with offerings in fields such as architecture, design and architectural technology), School of Engineering; Biochemistry and Microbiology programmes; Earth Stewardship, and School of Governmental and Social Sciences will also vie for the attention of “enquiring young minds”.

Visitors will also get a glimpse of the excellent support and infrastructure that students enjoy across all Nelson Mandela University’s campuses – including services for students with disabilities, student counselling and development services, accommodation, sport, student societies, library and information services, ICT services, and much more.  Eduloan and the Financial Aid Office, amongst others, will also be present to provide information on the important issue of funding.

Opportunity to apply online during Open Day

Prospective students who have decided to make Nelson Mandela University their study partner of choice in 2019, will have the option to be assisted by the Admissions Office to submit their applications online during Open Day.  This will be preceded by a screening and assessment of the learner’s eligibility to be admitted to the particular programme that he or she is interested in.

Fun and engagement

A live broadcast by Eden FM from the Campus, scheduled for the Friday between 09:00 and 15:00, will also assist prospective students across the Southern Cape to focus on their future. Learners, parents and educators are encouraged to make use of this exciting opportunity to learn more about the Nelson Mandela University and how it equips and empowers students – future graduates - to help build a better society – “Change the World”!

The hours for Open day 2018, George Campus, are: Friday, 4 May: 09:00 – 16:00 and Saturday, 5 May: 09:00 - 13:00.

Winning smiles… Dr Anton Schmidt, Director of the School of Natural Resource Management (Science Faculty) , Nelson Mandela University, George Campus with senior students who had assisted in engaging learners about the School’s programme offerings at the 2017 Open Day.

Learners from the Southern Cape, such as this group from Plett Secondary School, embraced the opportunity to learn more about Nelson Mandela University during last year’s Open Day at the George Campus.

Ms Karen Hendricks,  from the Nelson Mandela University’s Financial Aid Office, attending to  enquiries during the 2017 George Campus Open Day. 


Contact information
Mr Thami Douse