Founded in 2005, Nelson Mandela University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Port Elizabeth (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Eastern Cape. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): George, Southern Cape. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Nelson Mandela University (NMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 14 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this South African higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.