What you need to know for 2024 Academic Year

Thank you for your interest in pursuing science with us. We are so excited and looking forward to welcoming you on our campus. We are the Faculty of Science that strives to be a world-class engaged African Faculty of Science that responds to socio-economic and environmental challenges in society and strives to advance understanding of the world around us through excellence in teaching and research.

We have numerous interesting courses that we are offering in our faculty. It is our mission to train and unleash your potential to grow as an integrated global citizen who embodies our values and be in service of society. It is our promise we have made to produce world-class graduates who are critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and leaders of change. You have made a right choice to let us walk this journey with you. The newcomers will be meeting with new students and lecturers from different backgrounds. The returning students will be reuniting with their friends. We are hopefully that 2024 will be best year for all of us.

Please ensure that when you arrive on campus you have arranged your accommodation.

Accommodation: Ms Vuyo Nomgqokwana, Residence Admission & Placement Manager resadmissions@mandela.ac.za

More about The Faculty of Science Orientation

Please note the following contacts for Science Faculty Academic Administration Consultants:

For other queries you can e-mail:

  • General Inquiry email to science.marketing@mandela.ac.za
  • For outstanding marks, including final marks, kindly contact your Lecturer(s) or departmental secretary ·
  • For Academic records/proof of registration/certificate of good conduct/core syllabi, kindly send an email to studentrecords@mandela.ac.za
  • For Finances e.g., Quotes/fees/accounts, kindly send an email to StudentAccounts@mandela.ac.za
  • For enquiries around financial assistance, kindly contact Kindly contact financialaid@mandela.ac.za
  • For Login Credentials on student portal (verification or activation) email: helpdesk@mandela.ac.za
  • When changing a course, kindly contact the faculty you are intending to change to.
  • For application process/admission statuses, kindly contact admissions@mandela.ac.za

Helpful registration and accommodation information

To support new students and their parents at the start of the 2024 Academic Year (#AY2024), you may find the following information useful.

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Registration process

1. Students should ensure they have received a final acceptance SMS or have been officially informed of this before attempting to register.

2. Students should ensure they have received financial clearance through SMSs before attempting to register. NSFAS students must track their funding status via their NSFAS portal.

3. Students who experience challenges with registration, can e-mail onlineregistration@mandela.ac.za


Useful links

Register now:



Eligible to register?  Check your details below:





https://ocho.mandela.ac.za (off-campus accommodation)


Financial aid:






Track your application:


Alternatively, you can refer newcomers to helpful university contact links


For additional support, contact the following, but please allow three working days for a response given the present high volume of inquiries:

Port Elizabeth campuses:



George Campus:


Financial info and concessions

For more information on financial support and concession, please go to https://finaid.mandela.ac.za/Concessions