You must decide from the outset whether you want to specialise in primary or high school as this will dictate which B Ed programme you study. The following indicates which phase links with which age group and the relevant B Ed programme:

  • B Ed Foundation Phase (B Ed FP) for teaching Grades 0-3;
  • B Ed Intermediate Phase (B Ed IP) for teaching Grades 4-6; and
  • B Ed Further Education & Training (B Ed FET) for teaching Grades 10-12.

Yes, all the teaching qualifications at Nelson Mandela University integrate theory with practice. The Faculty has long-standing partnerships with schools in the Nelson Mandela Metropole and we work closely together to ensure a balanced curriculum.

The minimum entry requirements for the B Ed degree are explained in the relevant pages in the online prospectus for further details.

To find out what your course will cost, go to the qualification page of the qualification you are interested in and select "create a personal FEE ESTIMATION" - here is an example of where to find it: 


It is advisable to get your completed Nelson Mandela University Admissions Application Form in before end August of the year prior to your first year of study. It is important to ensure all required documentation is attached to your application - any omissions will hold up your application process.

The B Ed programmes have limited capacity, so it is advisable to get your application in early.

From the Nelson Mandela University Admissions Office (Telephone: 041 504 1111 or Email

or download the application form here.

Faculty Administration Officers:

Funza Lushaka service - obligation bursaries are bursaries that are provided to the Education students by the Department of Basic Education annually.

Only students who have already been provisionally admitted or admitted into the B Ed programme or PGCE can apply.

New Applications close in January, 11, 2019.

The Department of Basic Education will only consider registered students for selection.

The outcome of the selection process will be available from the University not later than April 30, 2019.

Apply on-line at:

Teacher Education Bursary from the Eastern Cape Dept. of Education.

  • Unemployed youth between the ages of 18-35 years.
  • Only applicants who are residing fulltime in the Eastern Cape will be considered.
  • Only prospective BEd and PGCE student will be considered.
  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees and study material
  • Residence fees and food allowances

• All 12 districts throughout the Eastern Cape Province including Head    Office

• The Eastern Cape Department of Education website (

More detailed information can be obtained from:

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