University of Mpumalanga (UMP)


Welcome to the University of Mpumalanga institution page! UMP is the first university in the Mpumalanga province. UMP is invested in improving South Africa’s society as well as creating a sustainable environment.


Applications close on the 30th November 2020                                    



An administration fee, as indicated on the application form, must accompany each application. This money is non-refundable.

  • SA applicants: R150
  • SADC: R150
  • Other African countries: R350
  • Countries outside Africa: R500

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Qualification Cost Range per Annum

A registration fee of R3500 is payable on registration.  Students who take their place at the UMP will have this fee deducted from their tuition fees. Tuition fees range from course to course.

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Step 1:  Get your application form.

You will be able to get application forms electronically from their website or from certain UMP campuses.  These campuses can be found here.

  • Hardcopy Application:

Once you have completed your application form, you may send it to UMP via email, post or hand delivery.

Email your application to


You can post your application to:

The Registrar
UMP Mbombela Campus
C/r R40 and D725 Roads
Mbombela 1200

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Along with your application form, you will need to submit your documentation. This includes certified copies of:

  • Final Grade 12 results (if available).
  • Grade 11 results (if currently doing grade 12).
  • A copy of your South African ID document OR passport for International students.
  • Academic Record and Certificate of Conduct if previously enrolled at another university.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

View a detailed breakdown of how to apply to UMP here


Have questions about your application?
013 002 0001

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address: 

Siyabuswa Campus

Bheki Mfundo Drive, Siyabuswa, 0472

Mbombela Campus

Cnr R40 and D725 Roads, Mbombela, 1200


UMP offers various degrees and diplomas. Below you will find the different study options as well as more information on these courses.

  • Diploma ICT in Application Development 
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Agriculture in Plant Production 
  • Diploma in Nature Conservation 
  • Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management 
  • Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management 
  • Bachelor of Development Studies 
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture in Agricultural Extension 
  • Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management 

You can find out more about UMP’s programmes here.


Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.