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INTAKE 2017 - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

The registration period will end on 10 March 2017. This will be at no additional cost to you (you will not be liable for a late registration fee).

You will be informed of the outcome of your change-of-course application after 20 days from when you applied. 

Congratulations! You will soon receive a sms (20 January) alerting you to the registration process, and other important information. In the interim, you can go online to explore what awaits you at NMMU. 

The process of officially alerting qualifying students as to their acceptance as a student at NMMU is underway and has been so since 5 January.

All prospective students should receive a sms notification within the next few days. Please continue to check your application status on the website or by clicking on the following link: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/Apply/Admission/Check-your-admission-status  

Many of our programmes are already full. Consult the latest list.

Given the massive volume of applications, many of which were not completed correctly, NMMU is still in the process of alerting students as to the outcome of their applications. The University has all South African students’ results and is systematically working through all its 112 000 applications. NMMU hopes to complete this process in the next week or two.     

NMMU is ONLY accepting students who have direct entry requirements for a particular programme and where there are still vacancies. This late application or walk-in period is from 9 to 13 January only. The form is available online.

The University is NOT accepting anyone who does not meet the particular requirements of the chosen programme.  Please go online to see which programmes are full and for which programmes you do qualify.

Please send an email to: admissions@nmmu.ac.za

Given the heavy volume of inquiries at this time, we request your patience. The Office hopes to reply to all queries within a few days.   

Unfortunately, only those students, who were part of the identified zero efc (exempt family contribution) cohort, received their results while still owing funds. All other students need to settle their accounts.

Unfortunately, you will only be able to register to study if your outstanding debt is cleared. Late registration is until 31 March so you have until then to try to settle your outstanding fees. 

Only 2016 students with a zero efc (exempt family contribution) will be allowed to register with outstanding debt. All students are subject to down payments for both tuition and residences. Please see amounts below. 

  • Degree – R6 700
  • Diploma – R 4 700
  • Residence – R4 800
All January exams will be written at the NMB Stadium from 9-23 January. Find your exam by searching for the module code (in alphabetical order) on this list.

R

REFER FOR FURTHER SELECTION

R - Refer for further selectiont - Your application has been forwarded for further selection.We will notify you of the outcome once the selection has been finalised.

DO

DOCUMENTS AND FEE OUTSTANDING

DO - Documents outstanding - Your application could not be finalised as there are documents and an application fee outstanding. As space in the programmes is limited, we urge you to submit those documents not yet submitted as soon as possible to enable us to proceed with your application. Note that you need to include your student number in all correspondence to the university.

AF

ACCEPTANCE FINALISED

AF - Acceptance Finalised - Congratulations! You have been accepted at NMMU. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

AR

APPLICATION RECEIVED

AR - Application received - Thank you for applying to NMMU. We will notify you of the outcome of your application shortly.

C

CANCELLED

C - Cancelled - Your application has been cancelled as requested or for administrative reasons.

M

REFERRED TO ALTERNATIVE CHOICE

M - Referred to alternative choice - You have not been selected for your 1st choice but are being considered for your alternative choice.

RF

REFER TO DEPARTMENT

R - Refer to Department - Your request for the change of programme has been forwarded to the Department for selection.

CF

CANCELLED

C - Cancelled - Your application has been cancelled as you have requested to change your programme or for administrative reasons.

YF

ACCEPTANCE FINALISED

Y - Acceptance finalised - Congratulations! Your request for the change of programme has been successful. A registration guide including information regarding the initial payment and registration details are available on the website. Please peruse the booklet carefully for the specific details about your new qualification.

NF

NOT ACCEPTED

N - Not accepted - Regrettably your application for the change of programme was unsuccessful.

AD

ACCEPTED FOR BTECH STUDIES

AD - Accepted for BTech Studies - Congratulations! You have been accepted at NMMU. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

C1

CANCEL-REQ NOT MET FIN RESULTS

C1 - Cancel Requirements not met in final results- Regrettably your application was cancelled. Your final GR 12 results do not meet the minimum admission requirements for the programme that you applied for.

WA

PROCESSING IN PROGRESS

WA - Processing in progress - Your application has been referred to the relevant admissions officer for processing. You will be notified of the outcome shortly.

J

ACCEPTED FOR POST GRAD STUDIES

J - Accepted for Postgrad studies. Congratulations! You have been accepted for Postgraduate studies at NMMU. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available.

D

PROVISIONALLY ACCEPT BTECH

D - Provisionally accept BTech - Congratulations! You have been provisionally accepted for BTech studies at NMMU. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

X

PROV ACCEPTED AFTER TESTING

X - Accepted after testing - Congratulations you have been provisionally accepted at NMMU. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

Z1

RECONSIDERED NOT SUCCESSFUL

Z1 - Reconsidered not successful - Regrettably your application is still unsuccessful after reconsideration of your final Gr 12 results.

TF

REFFERED TO WRITE A TEST

T- referred to write a test - You have been referred to write the Access Assessment Test. Please phone 041 504 2918 to book for the test. Please note that spaces are limited for testing so you are advised to make a booking as soon as possible. Applicants who have already written the test must please note that your test is being processed and your status will be updated as soon as the admissions decision has been finalised. There is no need to make a booking to write the test again and you will receive correspondence about your admission status in due course.

O

NOT ACCEPTED

O - Not Accepted - Regrettably your application was unsuccessful at NMMU. Your GR 12 results need to improve before reconsideration.

Z

NOT ACCEPTED AFTER TEST

Z - Not accepted after testing - Regrettably your application at NMMU was unsuccessful after testing.

T

REFERRED TO WRITE A TEST

T- Referred to write a test - You have been referred to write the Access Assessment Test. Please phone 041 504 2918 to book for the test. Please note that spaces are limited for testing so you are advised to make a booking as soon as possible. Applicants who have already written the test must please note that your test is being processed and your status will be updated as soon as the admissions decision has been finalised. There is no need to make a booking to write the test again and you will receive information about your admission status in due course.

W

WAITING LIST

W - Waiting List - Your application has been placed on a waiting list. Further information will be posted to your postal address shortly.

VF

CHANGE QUALIFICATION

V - Change qualification - Your qualification has been changed by the faculty as requested or for administrative reason.

Y

PROVISIONALLY ACCEPTED

Y - Provisionally accepted - Congratulations you have been provisionally accepted at NMMU. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

N

NOT ACCEPTED

N - Not accepted - Regrettably your application was unsuccessful.

G

PROGRAMME FULL

G - Programme full - Regrettably the programme that you have applied for is full.

A

DEPARTMENTAL SELECTION

A - Selection not finalised - The programme that you applied for has a further seletion process. You will receive information shortly.

5

SELECTION NOT FINALISED

5 - Selection not finalised - Your application could not be finalised as your final examination results are outstanding. Please submit ASAP.

DU

PENDING ASSESSMENT

DU - Pending assessment - Regrettably you no longer meet the admissions criteria. You have been referred to write the Access Assessment Test. Please phone 041 504 2918 to book for the test. Please note that spaces are limited for testing so you are advised to make a booking as soon as possible.

E

PROVISIONALLY ACCEPT POSTGRAD

E - Provisionally accepted for Postgraduate studies - Congratulations! You have been provisionally accepted for Postgraduate studies at NMMU. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

X1

IMPROVED RESULTS REQUESTED

X1 - Improved results requested - Regrettably your application was unsuccessful. You may submit improved results if they meet our admission requirements.

WP

PENDING DOCUMENTS AND FEE

WP - Pending documents and fee - Your online application could not be finalised as there are documents and an application fee or part of the application fee outstanding.

C2

CANCEL PROGRAMME NOT OFFERED

C2 - Cancel programme not offered - Regrettably your application was cancelled. The programme will not be offered in the academic year.

Y1

ACCEPTANCE FINALISED

Y1 - Acceptance finalised. Congratulations your application has been finalised. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

TG

REFERRED TO WRITE A TEST

T- Referred to write a test - You have been referred to write the Access Assessment Test. Please phone 044 801 5047 to book for the test. Please note that spaces are limited for testing so you are advised to make a booking as soon as possible. Applicants who have already written the test must please note that your test is being processed and your status will be updated as soon as the admissions decision has been finalised. There is no need to make a booking to write the test again. You will receive feedback about your admission status in due course.

FA

APPLICATION RECEIVED - FACULTY

FA - Application received - faculty. Your request to change your qualification has been received by the faculty. NMMU will notify you shortly of the outcome via post.

FP

PROVISIONALLY ACCEPTED FACULTY

Y - Provisionally accepted faculty- Congratulations you have been provisionally accepted by the faculty Further information will be posted to your postal address shortly.

S

NOT ACCEPTED LATE APPLICATION

S - Not accepted late application - Regrettably your application was unsuccessful as it was receive after the closing date or it was too late to be interviewed.

WD

DOCUMENTS OUTSTANDING

WD - Documents outstanding - Your online web application could not be finalised as there are still documents outstanding. Please sunmit the required documents as soon as possible.

WF

APPLICATION FEE OUTSTANDING

WF - Application fee outstanding - Your online web application could not be finalised as the application fee is still outstanding.

X2

FINAL ACCEPTANCE AFTER TEST

X2 - Final acceptance after test - Congratulations! You have been accepted at NMMU. You may proceed to registration. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

D1

APPLICATION FEE OUTSTANDING

D1 - Application fee outstanding - Your application could not be finalised as the application fee is still outstanding. Please submit proof of payment.

D2

DOCUMENTS OUTSTANDING

D2 - Documents outstanding - Your application could not be finalised as there are still one or more documents outstanding. Please submit the required documents as soon as possible.

FS

DEPARTMENTAL SELECTION FACULTY

A - Selection not finalised - The programme you have requested to change to has additional requirements. You will receive more information from your faculty officer via the post shortly.

GF

PROGRAMME FULL IN FACULTY

G - Programme full in Faculty - Regrettably the programme that you have applied for is full. Please advise NMMU in writing should you wish to be considered for an alternative choice.

WO

ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMITTED

WO - Online Application submitted - Thank you for applying online to NMMU. We have received your online application and will notify you of the outcome of your application via SMS once it has been processed. Note that if you have indicated a second choice, selection will only be done if you are unsuccessful for your 1st choice.

DT

REFERRED TO WRITE A TEST

DT - referred to write a test - You have been referred to write the Access Assessment Test. Please contact 041 504 2918 to book for the test. Please note that spaces are limited for testing so you are advised to make a booking as soon as possible. Applicants who have already written the test must please note that your test is being processed and your status will be updated as soon as the admissions decision has been finalised. There is no need to make a booking to write the test again. You will receive correspondence about your admission status in due course.

DR

REFER TO DEPARTMENT

DR - Refer to Department - Your application has been forwarded to the Department for further selection.

DN

NOT ACCEPTED

N - Not accepted - Regrettably your application was unsuccessful. You will receive information shortly.

DM

REFERRED TO ALTERNATIVE CHOICE

M - Referred to alternative choice - You have not been selected for your 1st choice but are being considered for your alternative choice.

WN

ONLINE APPL NOT SUBMITTED

WN - Online Appl not submitted - Thank you for subscribing to NMMU online application system. You have not yet finalised your online application process. Please login using the student number and pin which have been sent to the email address you supplied to complete the process. You will be notify of the outcome of your application via SMS and in writing once you have done the final submission.

K

NOT ACCEPTED FOR FIRST CHOICE

K - Not accepted for first choice. You have not been selected for your 1st choice but are being considered for your alternative choice. You will receive information shortly.

V

CHANGE QUALIFICATION

V - Change qualification - Your qualification has been changed as requested or for administrative reason.

AO

PROCESSED FOR ALTERNATIVE QUAL

AO - Processed for alternative qualification. According to our records you have already been accepted for an alternative choice. Please inform us in writing should you wish to rather be considered for this choice. Note that the alternative acceptance will be cancelled if you opt for this choice.

DF

ACCEPTANCE FINALISED

DF - Acceptance Finalised - Congratulations! You have been accepted at NMMU. You may proceed to registration. Information on registration is available on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students). First time applicants must consult the orientation programme as well as the registration guide for new students

DY

PROVISIONALLY ACCEPTED

DY - Provisionally accepted - Congratulations you have been provisionally accepted at NMMU. You may proceed to registration. Information on registration is available on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students). First time applicants must consult the orientation programme as well as the registration guide for new students.

Y2

ACCEPTANCE FINALISED

Y2 - Acceptance finalised. Congratulations your application has been finalised. You will receive information via the post shortly. Information on registration will be published on NMMU website under registration as soon as it is finalised for the registration period.

T3

REFERRED TO WRITE A TEST

T3- Referred to write a test - Regrettably you no longer meet the admissions criteria. You have been referred to write the Access Assessment Test. Please phone 041 504 2918 to book for the test. Please note that spaces are limited for testing so you are advised to make a booking as soon as possible.

WS

ONLINE SELECTION NOT MET

WS - Online selection not met - Thank you for applying online to NMMU. According to our calculations, your Admission Points Score (APS) is below 22 points and therefore you unfortunately cannot be considered for any programme at our university. If your results improve later, or you have acquired additional qualifications, you are advised to contact the admissions office (onlineapplications@nmmu.ac.za) who will validate the results. If you misrepresent or falsify your results it will be detrimental to your university application.

TO

REFERRED TO TEST SUBMIT DOCS

TO - Referred to test submit documents - You have been referred to write the Access Assessment Test but you have not yet submitted all your documents. Please phone 041 504 2918 to book for the test and bring all your outstanding documents with. Please note that spaces are limited for testing so you are advised to make a booking as soon as possible. Applicants who have already written the test must please note that your test is being processed and your status will be updated as soon as the admissions decision has been finalised. There is no need to make a booking to write the test again and you will receive information about your admission status in due course.

YD

PROVISIONALLY ACCEPTED DOCS OS

YD - Provisionally accepted documents outstanding - Congratulations you have been provisionally accepted at NMMU pending the submission of your final marks and the submission of all the required documents. Information on registration will be published on the main NMMU website under students (http://www.nmmu.ac.za/For-students) once it is available. Please check on a regular basis.

ND

NOT ACCEPTED-DOCS OUTSTANDING

ND - Not accepted-documents outstanding - Regrettably your application was unsuccessful at NMMU. Your grade 12 results need to improve and all outstanding documents submitted before reconsideration.

NMMU November/December provisional examination results will be released on 21 December. You can check this from the text message you receive, or alternatively access your results on the NMMU website, the student portal and the ITS iEnabler. The responsibility regarding re-examinations lies with the student.

Official examination result letters are no longer posted to students. Should you require a hard copy to submit to your employer with a leave application, please contact the Exams Office.

Please follow the directional signage on NMMU’s South Campus to building 123 on South Campus. This is where Admissions will be operating in terms of student queries. Admissions will be able to assist from 9 January once they have worked through all the final NSC and other results. 

This is part of the registration process that is undertaken on campus.

This is part of the registration process.

Your lecturer will provide you with this.

Examinations, including re-examinations for those who wrote in November/December take place from 9 -24 January

Lectures start on 6 February.

FIRST YEARS

Should you wish to change the course of study that you have applied for, go to forms.nmmu.ac.za/changeofchoice

Applicants are permitted only ONE further opportunity to change their choice of programme to study in 2017. This is in addition to the two choices provided for during the initial application.

SENIOR STUDENTS

You can make the change through faculty administration.

The Welcoming Ceremony takes place on Saturday 21 January 2017. 

The University’s Administrative Offices open on 3 January 2017.

There are general computer labs on each campus which are for use by students:

North Campus: Ebeit General Labs    

Protea residence: General ICT Lab     

South Campus: Aberdare Labs and Absa General Labs  

Veritas and Melody residences: both have small computer labs         

2nd Ave Campus: ABSA General Labs

Missionvale: ICT Main General Lab - Building 519 and in the Recreational Centre - Building 513

The labs are access controlled and you may access using your student card.

The shop will re-open on Wednesday, 11 January, when normal trading hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30pm will resume.

Late registration ends on 10 March 2017.

First-year registration takes place at NMMU from 23 to 25 January 2017. Check the relevant registration guide for the venues. 

  • Degree – R6 700
  • Diploma – R 4 700
  • Residence – R4 800

Students need to pay these fees before they can register. Registration for first years begins on 23 January. Senior students can register online from 16 January. 

Again, only those students who in 2016 were identified as zero efc students, will be allowed to register with outstanding 2016 if they are deemed to be academically deserving. Everybody else needs to settle their debt, as well as make the necessary down payment before they will be allowed to register.

We are aware of the challenge faced by our students funded by NSFAS. You’ll be informed of the outcome of your NSFAS application as soon as the NSFAS forms get uploaded onto the system.

Students should go to the Financial Aid offices at North Campus.

The Scholar Merit Award scheme rewards top performing students for the marks achieved in the final grade 12 exams. The better the student’s marks, the greater the discount on their fees. No application is necessary – the bursary is awarded automatically. Points are awarded for the symbols obtained in each of your six NSC subjects (excl. Life Orientation) and the amount is linked to the total merit points achieved. Points are awarded for the symbols obtained in each of your six NSC subjects (excluding Life Orientation) and the amount is linked to the total merit points achieved. Students with an APS score of more than 38 points will qualify for a Scholar Merit.

Enrolment fees

Enrolment fees are debited to a student’s account and are payable annually.

Down-payments / Registration fees

The down-payment is the first advance payment towards tuition fees. The amount will be credited towards your student fees account.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are calculated according to the number of modules elected or the study programme the applicant has applied for. These fees vary. A detailed account can only be provided once an applicant has registered at NMMU for a particular programme.

Residence fees

Students who have been accepted into one of NMMU’s residences will be required to pay a down-payment payable before registration, a residence breakage deposit as well as payment towards meals provided by the university. In addition to your standard residence fee students living in res are also required to pay an initial upfront down-payment, breakage deposit as well as registration fees. For more information consult the NMMU Finance Guide.

If the combined family income is less than R 600 000 and student does not qualify for a NSFAS loan, the student may apply on the web with proof of income. Go to:

http://financialaid.nmmu.ac.za/StudNoLogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f  

to apply for exemption from having to pay the increase.

Yes, if your combined household income is more than R600 000 annually, you will need to pay the 8% fee increase. If your family is part of the so-called “missing middle” and earns less than this figure annually, you will need to apply for a grant. Go to http://financialaid.nmmu.ac.za/ for further details.

If your combined household income is less than R600 000, verification processes need to be followed. You are eligible if you are South African, your gross family increase is no more than R600 000 and you are not supported by university trust funds or other forms of donar funding.

You need to apply and supply:

  • A certified copy of ID of your parents/legal guardians/spouse
  • A consent form signed by your parents/legal guardians/spouse that allowed for verification of the information provided
  • Information on any party sponsoring your studies

The application form, and further relevant details, can be found by going to http://financialaid.nmmu.ac.za/

All students need to pay their down payment, regardless of whether they are paying the 8% increase or not.

Students who attended a non-fee school do not have to pay the 8% increase. They do not have to apply for the grant either as their details are automatically uploaded during registration.

The grant is only applicable for South African citizens. Unfortunately, all foreign students will have to pay the increase.

The 8% grant includes all tuition and university-managed accommodation.

Those students who applied for NSFAS funding do not need to submit an application as you will automatically be considered.

If your combined family income is no more than R600 000 then you can apply for the grant. The fact that you are likely to receive a merit bursary for your academic results will not impact on this. If, however, you are receiving university or outside donor support for your studies you will not qualify for the grant.

NMMU will make the decision based on verification processes. These claims will verified and audited by the Department of Higher Education as part of the 2017 HEMIS auditing process.  

The cycle will re-open for a short period in January for students to apply then.

The DHET has committing to compensating NMMU 8% for every student who receives the grant. The transfer of funding will only be completed upon the DHET’s receipt of the database of the poor and missing middle cohort (ID, name, student number, 2017 tuition fees, 2017 accommodation fees and fees adjustment).

  • New 2017 first time entry students who qualify for NSFAS in the 2017 academic year (a combined family income of no more than R122 000 per annum). They are automatically accepted and do not have to apply for the grant
  • Continuing 2017 NSFAS qualifying students. This data will be made available to NMMU by NSFAS
  • Students who have applied for NSFAS funding in 2017 but have not qualified due to family income above the NSFAS threshold (R122 000 per annum). These applications could be used to enable universities to identify missing middle students whose combined family income is up to R600 000. NSFAS will provide this data to NMMU.
  • Students who have applied to NSFAS and found eligible but were not funded due to a shortage of funds.
  • Students from quintiles 1, 2 and 3 will be automatically eligible for the grant and will not be required to complete the means test.

The 8% fee reduction seems to be an issue. This process is only about reducing the 2017 fees by 8%. All of the requirements – clearing outstanding debt, meeting the down payment costs and paying university tuition and residence fees – still need to be met. The value of the reduction (for all students whose families earn R600 000 or less) will be calculated once registration and late registration is over. Thereafter, a credit will be passed to the relevant student account. This process has absolutely nothing to do with debt relief or paying of down payments.

NMMU has established a Financial Aid Task Team and appeals committee to deal with all issues. All students can appeal as the University does not want eligible students to have been prejudiced because of administrative or any other errors. The University is committed to fairness in evaluating the applications for the 2017 fee adjustment grant.                   

You are urged to check your res admission status on the system: http://studenthousing.nmmu.ac.za/Apply-for-admissionIf your status is not showing, contact Student Housing on 041 504 3690.

Student Housing encourages all senior students who receive final acceptance and meet all requirements as per the residence admission criteria to register online as from 16 Jan 2017.

Residences are currently open to accommodate students who are writing exams until 24 Jan 2017. Student must provide proof of their examinations to gain access to residence.

Seniors students who are writing examinations in January will only receive confirmation of residence placement as their results become available.

First year students will receive their acceptance confirmation by end of the week via sms.

Those students who wrote in December will receive communication from Student Housing by 11 January.

For on-campus accommodation call:

  • 041 504 4516 (Port Elizabeth)
  • 044 801 5192 (George Campus)

For off-campus accommodation in PE, call 041 504 2921.

Current students can apply for such accommodation via an online application form. First-time application are referred to the off-campus housing office (OCHO) by Residence Admissions and Placement Office and the International Office. Go to http://ocho.nmmu.ac.za/ for details.

Residences will open on 5 February (the day before lectures begin) for students who do not have re-exams. 

International first time applicants can enter residence on 15 January.

NMMU has both self-catering, as well as fully-catered residences. The self-catering accommodation is generally for senior students, while the catered residences are for first-year and second-year students. The dining rooms in the catering residences offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, plus a range of other options.

Residences open for first-year students on 20 January 2017.