North-West University (NWU)

About

The North-West University (NWU) is one of South Africa’s largest universities with a recorded number of 64 081 students in 2014. It was established on 1 January 2004 and has 3 campuses situated in Potchefstroom, Mafikeng and Vanderbijlpark.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATES

  • 31 August 2022 (non- selection courses)
  • Music: 31 August 2022 – Also apply for an audition before the closing date
  • Graphic Design: 31 August 2022
  • Engineering: 31 August 2022
  • Occupational Hygiene: 31 August 2022
  • Urban and Regional planning: 31 August 2022
  • All other selection courses: 30 June 2022

APPLICATION FEES

  • South African students: Application is free
  • International students: R550 upon application.

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Qualification Cost Range per Annum

Tuition costs at NWU range can range anywhere from R2 000 to R28 000.  These costs are subject to change.

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HOW TO APPLY

Step 1:  Get your student number.

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Step 2:  Login. When you receive a student number, use that together with the PIN number you created to log in.

Step 3: What do you want to study? Complete all the fields. Use the yearbooks to obtain more information about the qualifications, delivery modes, and curricula.

 

Step 4: Upload supporting documents.

 

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

 

Please note: an accommodation deposit of R500 is required with a residence application.

CONTACT DETAILS

Have questions about your application?

Email: applicationsug@nwu.ac.za
Tel:
018 299-4897

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
North-West University
Universiteit St
Potchefstroom
2520

QUALIFICATIONS ON OFFER

The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Theology
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Find a breakdown of the study options.

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