North West University (NWU)

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 Date:

30 June 2019 (selection courses)
30 September 2019
(non-selection courses)

Application Fees:

  • There is no application fee for 2020

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

NWU Open Days

May 2019 (date to be confirmed)

Course 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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Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

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Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form. 

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

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Check out all the available funding opportunities on EduFunding (the green button below). If you’re not sure about the differences in funding opportunities, we’ve got you covered.


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 here.

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


  • Student Life at NWU [VIEW]
  • Residence Information [DOWNLOAD]


Have questions about your application?

Tel: 0
18 299-4897

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
North-West University
Institutional Office
Building C1
53 Borcherd Street