Change the world

George Campus

Sustained growth for Nelson Mandela University's George Campus

The Nelson Mandela University has grown dynamically over many years now and will focus on becoming  a world-class knowledge catalyst for the green economy, and a more sustainable future. We will realise this vision through cutting edge research and engagement,  quality teaching & learning  as well as competitive innovation and entrepreneurship.  

Mr David Alexander, Acting Campus Principal, Nelson Mandela University,  George Campus


George Campus

Nelson Mandela University is an academic institution at the forefront of education and training in the Eastern and Southern Cape. The George Campus of Nelson Mandela University focuses on becoming a world-class knowledge catalyst for the green economy and a more sustainable future and plans to realise this through cutting-edge research and engagement,  quality teaching and learning; as well as competitive innovation and entrepreneurship


Programme & Qualification Mix

The Following undergraduate ptogrammes in the indicated fields are offered at Nelson Mandela University George Campus:

Extended Prgrammes

These programmes provide additional academic support and skills development to students who do not meet the specific admission requirements for the mainstream programme of their choice but who have the potential to succeed. They enable such students to obtain the same mainstream qualification.

Higher Certificates:

  • Business Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Veldfire Management


  • Agricultural Management
  • Forestry
  • Game Ranch Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nature Conservation
  • Tourism Management
  • Wood Technology

Advanced Diploma:

  • Marketing

BCom Degrees:

  • BCom Accounting for Chartered Accountants
  • BCom: General Accounting & Related Subjects
  • BCom: General

Advanced Diploma*: Business Studies, with specialisation in Management Practice

Postgraduate Diploma*: Labour Law Practice

*Viable number of students permitting

Opportunities are available for postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Science at both master’s and doctoral level.

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right to make changes to programme details. Please consult the admissions department prior to applying. All information correct at the time of publication.

Why study at Nelson Mandela University George Campus?

  • Individual attention in a safe learning environment
  • Close links with industry that will provide you with hands-on practical skills
  • Excellent facilities
  • Modern lecture venues and a well-equipped campus library
  • Ample sport and cultural activities to participate in
  • The Campus is situated in a pristine natural environment at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain range which not only lends itself to being a “natural laboratory” but offers students an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living.

Accommodation and other faciilities

Nelson Mandela University provides affordable, comfortable on-campus accommodation. For that “home away from home” feel, students who live on campus stay in either one of three traditional residences; in a newly-developed accommodation cluster, or in a number of small houses situated across the campus. On-campus accommodation is limited; therefore prospective students are encouraged to apply early. Students are also assisted with referrals to accredited off-campus accommodation providers as may be required. Residence Managers, assisted by a house committee of students, are responsible for the wellbeing of the residents. A fully-equipped library, six computer laboratories, one of which is accessible 24 hours a day, and a Student Counselling, Career and Development Centre are some of the facilities that assist students with the transition from high school to university.

Student life

With new gym facilities, swimming pool, rugby stadium; football and cricket fields, tennis and squash courts, mountain bike and hiking trails; and many other sport facilities all at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, Nelson Mandela University George Campus is a haven for any sport enthusiast.

Our students are fortunate to have pristine beaches nearby, offering them great surfing, diving, sailing, fishing and whale watching opportunities. On the cultural side, the George Campus houses a number of societies which students can join. They host a number of events annually which add to student life on campus.

Some of the highlights include various sport days, cultural competitions and the annual Mr and Miss Nelson Mandela University George Campus. The George Campus Choir is in high demand – both among students and the community.

The student recreation centre, with its magnificent view, serves as a convenient hub for students on campus.