University of Mpumalanga (UMP): Applications

The University of Mpumalanga, established in 2014 through the amalgamation of several higher education institutions, is a non-profit public university in South Africa. With campuses in Siyabuswa and Mbombela, UMP serves over 4,000 students, offering a range of academic and extracurricular activities. The university’s mission is to offer quality education, fostering holistic student development through teaching, research, and scholarship.

UMP Online Application Process

Creating an Account
  1. Email Setup: Create an email account on a reliable platform (like Gmail or Outlook) using a strong, secure password.
  2. Visit UMP Website: Access the UMP website and navigate to the student portal at
  3. New Application: Select “New Application” and fill in your personal details, including your name and email address.
Completing the Application
  1. Student Number and Pin: Note down the automatically generated student number and pin code.
  2. Application Rules: Read and accept the application rules.
  3. Upload Documents: Upload necessary documents, including proof of payment for the application fee and a certified copy of your ID.
  4. Select Program: Choose your desired program and study period.
Review and Submission
  • Final Check: Review your application for accuracy and completeness.
  • Submit: Finalize and submit your application.
Offline Application
  • Collect or download an application form from the UMP website, fill it out, and submit it along with required documents via email, post, or in-person.

Application Requirements

  • Accurate contact details (email and phone).
  • Certified ID copy (for South Africans) or passport (for international students).
  • Certified academic records (Grade 11, 12, and any tertiary qualifications).
  • National Benchmark Test results.
  • Application fee payment proof (varies for local, African, and international students).

Application Dates

  • Undergraduate Applications: April 1 to November 30.
  • Honors and Postgraduate Diplomas: April 1 to December 15.
  • Masters and Doctorate: April 1 to November 6.

Faculties and Programs

UMP houses three faculties and offers various programs including:

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economics Development and Business Sciences
  • Faculty of Education

Programs range from BSc in Agriculture to Advanced Diplomas in various fields.

Contact Information

Why Choose UMP?

UMP offers a dynamic learning environment with a focus on innovative thinking and sustainable development. The university is committed to producing graduates who are critical thinkers and problem solvers, equipped to contribute positively to society.

This revised guide includes more detailed steps for online and offline applications, a comprehensive overview of application requirements, and highlights UMP’s strengths and offerings, making it more useful for prospective students.