Located at North West is the The North-West University, the only university in the province. NWU is committed to to providing qualify education. The NWU offers more than just an education: it offers people a place in the world. Academically, students benefit from great choice and flexibility, enabling them to discover their potential and start preparing for their careers.
The NWU has eight faculties and the NWU Business School offers a huge variety of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications through contact and distance learning. These faculties are:
The NWU’s Unit for Distance Learning (UDL) is the second largest provider of open distance learning programmes in South Africa.
In addition, the unit delivers the University Preparatory Programme (UnivPrep ), a one-year programme for prospective students who do not meet the minimum requirements for degree studies.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN APPLYING AT NWU
In order for your application to be considered, please upload the following supporting documents. If the application is incomplete, it may be declined by the University:
No application fee is required when applying at North West university
NWU OPENING AND CLOSING DATES
Open date: 01 April 2023
Non-selection courses: 31 August 2023
Music: 31 August 2023 - Also apply for an audition before the closing date
Graphic Design: 31 August 2023
Engineering: 31 August 2023
Occupational Hygiene: 31 August 2023
Urban and Regional planning: 31 August 2023
All other selection courses: 30 June 2023
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STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO APPLY AT NWU
HOW TO APPLY ONLINE
Step 1: Go to the online application platform https://vssweb.nwu.ac.za/aaa-webclient/StudentWebLoginWin.do#/top
Click on New application
Click on Create new student number and complete all the fields
Allocation of a student number does not mean that you have completed the application process.
Go through all the steps below to ensure that your application is complete and that it reaches nwu.
Step 2: Log in with a student number and pin you created.
Step 3: Complete all the required fields. Use the yearbooks to obtain more information about the qualifications, modes of delivery and curricula.
Step 4: Upload supporting documents and make sure that the documents you submit are certified and scanned.
Step 5: Submit application and ensure that you press the Submit application button when you have finished. Incomplete applications will not be processed by the University.
MORE ABOUT NWU
ethics in all endeavours
freedom of scientific research, responsibility, accountability, fairness, transparency, and embracing diversity.
Student life at the North-West University consists of extracurricular programmes in arts and culture, sport, student leadership, residence life, student media, health, and psycho-social support. These programmes are known for their diversity, relevance, and impact on the student community.
Students have access to a variety of programmes, services and opportunities to develop as well-rounded individuals who are innovative, socially responsible and seek to positively contribute to their communities and society.
Residence and Accommodation
The North-West University offers a wide range of high-quality accommodation on and off-campus. Residential Services is responsible for the smooth operation of the residence complexes on each of the NWU campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark.
The residence environment is safe, secure, hygienic, and well maintained, complementing the university’s teaching and learning spaces and adding to the enjoyment of the student experience.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION LINKS
Click here to apply (new application)
Click here to apply (readmission)
2024 ALL UNIVERSITIES PROSPECTUS 👇
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