By | April 4, 2022

North West University Applications – Apply Now

North-West University has opened their applications for 2023.

At North-West University, they promote being one and being a part of something bigger. They give rise to equity, redress and globally competitive teaching and research. Students benefit from great choice and flexibility, enabling them to fulfil their potential and start preparing for their careers. 

How to apply online

Get a student number (Go to step 2 if you already have one)

Go to the new online application platform

Click on ‘New application’

Click on ‘Create new student number’ and complete all the fields

Log in

Choose what you want to study

Find information on courses, admission requirements, etc here

Upload supporting documents

Grade 12 results (only June or final results, March results will not be considered), grade 11 results (final results only), or a copy of your matric certificate – if you have already passed matric.

Copy of your ID

Copy of your academic record (if applicable)

Additional documents for international prospective students:

A copy of relevant results

A copy of your passport

Complete undertaking which can be found here

Submit application

Closing dates

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

Click here to start applying

NWU is a part of the bigger plan to transform higher education. NWU has produced a healthy financial surplus, improved student pass rates, increased research output and risen in the corporate governance rankings for South African universities.

At NWU, the community is important and they aim to serve and provide according to the needs of the community. Amongst its many processes of transformation, NWU also provides gender awareness and a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community while solving relevant matters. 

They offer Undergraduate studies, Postgrad studies, Distance Learning and Short Courses. 

NWU has three campuses, namely: Mafikeng Campus, Potchefstroom Campus and the Vaal Triangle Campus. 

The following faculties and courses are available at NWU:

Economic and Management Sciences – Accounting Sciences, Business & Governance  (Business School), Economic Sciences, Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management, Management Sciences, Tourism

Education – Language Education, Psycho-Social Education, Professional Studies in Education, Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Commerce and Social Studies in Education 

Engineering – Chemical and Minerals Engineering, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Industrial Engineering

Health Sciences –  Human Movement Sciences, Kinderkinetics, Psychosocial Health, Pharmacy, Physiology, Consumer Sciences, Nutrition, Occupational Hygiene, Nursing

Humanities – Communication Studies, Government Studies, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Social Sciences

Law – BA (Law), Bcom (Law), LLB

Natural and Agricultural Sciences – Physical and Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Geo- and Spatial Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Information Systems, Business Mathematics and Informatics

Theology – Christian Ministry and Leadership, Ancient Language and Text Studies