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Congratulations! You’ve taken the next step on your journey to becoming a Mandela Uni student. We’re excited to welcome you to your new academic family. In this blog post we outline some key dates for the start of your year and include a few important resources to help you through the next phase to registration.


  • 15 Jan – 29 Feb: Online registration is open
  • 5-9 Feb: Assisted registration for first-year students
  • 5-9 Feb: First-Year Success (FYS) Orientation Thrive Programme
  • 8 Feb: Finalisation of Change of Mind and Reconsideration requests
  • 12 Feb: Lectures begin
  • 29 Feb: Late registration closes



You’ve closed the chapter on high school and you’re about to embark on your next big adventure: university. This transition from school to university is an exciting time but the unknown can feel a little overwhelming. While you navigate this next phase of your life, lean on the support services provided by the university.

Emthonjeni Student Wellness offers free, confidential individual and group counselling sessions to all Nelson Mandela University students on all campuses. Our trained professionals provide an invaluable service to our students, helping them achieve success by focusing on their career, academic and psychosocial development. Find that help, here:



Orientation is an important part of your preparation for university life. Participating will help you get a better understanding of what lies ahead and will improve your chance of success. You also get to meet fellow first-year students and you can start making new friends! To learn more about orientation, visit our website, read our FAQs or visit our Facebook or Instagram social media pages.

If you have received a firm offer and you have settled your initial down payment, you may proceed with online registration using your student number and PIN. Consultation sessions are scheduled for programmes where you may require assistance with your registration. Find out the dates and venues, here. Go through the registration process to enrol in your chosen subjects (modules) and then you’re set for lectures!

Mark your calendars for 12 February, the day lectures begin for all full-time and part-time students. Detail on how lectures will be presented will be shared with you by your lecturers for each module.



To ensure that your academic year begins as seamlessly as possible, we have included a range of useful quick links. Search through the list of topics and download the information that you need. If you have additional general questions, you can contact the university on +27 (0)41 504 1111 or by sending an email to For all faculty academic administration enquiries, contact the relevant Faculty Academic Administration Consultant.

#2024AY information can also be found here:

The 2024 academic year has begun, and we look forward to welcoming you all!


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