Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider: CSU International Programs Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing Eligibility: Junior 60+, Sophomore 30+ Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Field(s) of Study: Animal Science, Anthropology, Architecture, Art: Studio, Biological Sciences: Ecological, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music Industry, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Financial Aid: California Aid, Federal Aid, Grants (if applicable), Loans, Scholarships
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
South Africa I South Africa II

South Africa: Nelson Mandela University

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.


Program Highlights

City: 25 miles of beaches and tons of entertainment, museums, and wildlife viewing opportunities make Port Elizabeth one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa.

University: The only university in the world to carry his name, Nelson Mandela University works to honor the former South African president's legacy with its leadership in generating knowledge and the most diverse student population in South Africa.

Academics: Earn Major, Minor, and General Education credit.

Tuition: Same tuition cost as home CSU campus.

Language of Instruction: English


About Nelson Mandela University

Located in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela University was created in 2005 by the merger of the former University of Port Elizabeth and Vista University. Nelson Mandela University draws students from around the world, with more than 3,000 international students bolstering its student population of 27,000.

CSU IP students enroll directly at Nelson Mandela University, studying alongside local students and gaining the experience of being fully integrated into life at Nelson Mandela University and in South Africa. Students will primarily take coursework in their major, concentrating on one or two areas of study and taking courses in that department in order to integrate into the academic life of the university. The main language of instruction at Nelson Mandela University is English, and all CSU IP students are required to study the Xhosa language and culture each semester as part of their academic program.

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.