Are you looking to join a University that is committed to development? Look no further! Located at Mbombela, the University of Mpumalanga’s vision is to develop as an African university that serves the development needs of the country and the African continent at large. It purposes to become a center of progress, knowledge, and academic achievement.
The University Council of UMP was inaugurated on August 14th, 2014, and the inaugural students enrolled in February 2014. UMP is the first university to run academic programmes in the Mpumalanga Province. The University is dedicated to improving the South African society and creating a sustainable environment.
The following were the very first programmes offered at the University:
- Diploma in Hospitality Management
- Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase Teaching)
- Bachelor of Agriculture (Agricultural Extension)
In 2015, two additional diploma programmes were introduced:
- Agriculture (Plant Production)
- Information Communication Technology (specialty in Application Development)
On January 1st, 2015, the Lowveld College of Agriculture formally got incorporated as part of the Mpumalanga University.
As a member of the network of South African institutions of higher learning, the mission of UMP is to help open up opportunities for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. UMP's goal is to empower the people and enable them to:
- enhance their lives.
- revitalize and stimulate the economy.
- Boost the knowledge base of the Mpumalanga Province and the nation as a whole.
This will enable people to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the South African economy as a whole.
Courses at University of Mpumalanga
The University of Mpumalanga courses and academic training options are numerous and are listed below:
- ICT in Application Development
- Diploma in Agriculture in Plant Production
- Nature Conservation
- Hospitality Management
- Hospitality Management
- Agriculture in Agricultural Extension
- Science in Agriculture
- Agricultural Extension & Rural Resource Management
- Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
- Development Studies
The 2020 application forms can now be accessed online. Those wishing to join this progressive South African University can visit the student portal at www.ump.ac.za to begin their online application process.
University of Mpumalanga prospectus
The University of Mpumalanga prospectus is available for download at www.ump.ac.za as well as the UMP online application form. All prospective students wishing to study at the University of Mpumalanga need to have a copy of the prospectus. The prospectus is primarily a guide that puts the prospective student through their journey at Mpumalanga University. The information contained in these prospectuses can be used to find suitable courses before you proceed to apply for admission at UMP for the year 2020.
UMP online application
How do I apply to the University of Mpumalanga?
To qualify for the University of Mpumalanga online application 2020, you will need the following official documents:
- Green barcoded ID (certified copy)
- Proof of fees payment
- Certified copy of grade 11 results as well as any latest grade 12 results
School learners need to make sure that all their examination results from Grade 11 up to September of Grade 12 accompany the application. Failure to comply may result in delays in the application process. Applicants should, also, check for any further individual requirements for each course or tertiary institution. Also, note the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) requirements and confirm if you need NBT results for your application.
South Africans wishing to submit their online application for 2020 need to have an ID number and a working email address. International students need a passport number.
To access the UMP login, you need to visit www.ump.ac.za and key in your log in details (username and password). In case you have forgotten any of the two, myump.ump.ac.za can help you. You can also log in as a guest, especially when seeking UMP online application for the first time.
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Online University application for international students
To be allowed to register at Mpumalanga University, international students must show proof of identification and ability:
- Valid passport
- Study permit
- SAQA verification certificate
- Proof of financial means (this could be bank statements, bursaries, cash available/traveller’s cheque or cash to pay tuition fees and cover envisaged living expenses)
International students are strongly advised to contact the South African Embassy in their home countries before coming to South Africa for more information or additional requirements.
A limited number of accommodation spaces are available to students at all the campuses. However, it is prudent to enquire at the relevant campus in case they have more information for you.
Application and administration fee
How much is the registration fee at University of Mpumalanga?
There is a set University of Mpumalanga application fee for all applicants. An administration fee which is indicated on the UMP application form needs to accompany each application and it is non-refundable.
- South African applicants: R150
- SADC: R150
- Other countries in Africa: R350
- Countries outside Africa: R500
Course cost range per annum
During registration, you need to pay a fee of R3500. Tuition fees vary from course to course, and you can get more information from the University of Mpumalanga prospectus.
Application closing date
The application must be submitted using the prescribed forms available on the University's website and it must reach UMP before the official closing date. For the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching, the closing date is September 30th, 2019, while all other applications (for different programmes) close on October 31st, 2019. Forms can be obtained electronically from www.ump.ac.za or the relevant UMP Campuses and delivery sites.
Although online applications are recommended, you can still apply manually by filling the hard-copy applications forms. You can also email a scanned and clear copy of your filled application form to email@example.com
The outcome for your University application can take between 4 and 6 weeks after the official closing date. For a University of Mpumalanga late application, you may need to contact the relevant office for further guidance.
University of Mpumalanga Contact Details
Mbombela Campus: Cnr R40 Road, Mbombela 1200
Siyabuswa Campus: Bheki Mfundo Drive, Siyabuswa, South Africa
Web address: http://www.ump.ac.za
University of Mpumalanga online application has just made the process easier than ever. Do not come late or be locked out.