NWU online application for 2023: dates, prospectus, fees, status, contacts

NWU online application for 2023: dates, prospectus, fees, status, contacts

The North-West University (NWU) is a South African public research university located on three campuses in Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark. The institution was formed from the merger of the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of North-West. Today, it is among the largest South African universities. The NWU online application is one of the primary ways potential students can apply for the courses of their choice at the institution.

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Each year, the NWU online application portal is opened for potential students interested in joining a program at the institution at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The portal remains open for a specified time during which every applicant is required to submit their applications.

The North West university online application 2022

Is NWU open for 2022 applications? Yes, the university is currently accepting applications from both South African and international students. Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about the process.

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NWU prospectus

Any NWU prospectus is expected to own the following documents before proceeding with their application process:

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  • An email address. If you do not have one, you will need it to complete the application.
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 examination certificates (for South Africans)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 examination certificate equivalents (for international students).
  • ID card for South Africans and passport for international applicants.

If you are a prospectus postgraduate student, you are expected to present the following documents during the application process:

  • Copy of your ID or passport
  • Copy of your academic record (if applicable)
  • A copy of relevant results

Is NWU open for 2023 application?

The North-West University (NWU) Admission Management has released the Online Application Form for the 2023 academic year. The university now accepts applications from interested and qualified candidates for NWU admission for 2022/2023.

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Is the NWU late application still open?

Are NWU applications still open? Yes, applications to NWU courses opened on 1st April 2022 and are currently available. The NWU 2022 application dates are as follows:

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

Is NWU closed for applications? Prospectus students are expected to submit their applications before the set deadline. Any late applications will not be considered.

Are NWU late applications open?

No, the university is currently accepting applications as per its annual calendar. It also encourages prospectus students to hand in their applications within the stipulated timeframe to increase their chances of admission.

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How do I apply for admission at NWU?

How do I apply for NWU online 2022? The North-West University requires you to have a University Number and PIN to begin the application process. The first step in the application process is filling in and submitting the undertaking document.

After filling in the form, click on the new application option and create a university number by filling in the details on the personal page. Filling in the personal information will require you to create a password. Clicking next will generate your university number ad PIN. The PIN and university number will be sent to your phone and email address.

Using the student number and PIN, open the new application screen. It will require you to fill in the required details, such as your level of study and whether you will apply for residence accommodation. The screen will also need you to select your preferred campus. Review the details and submit your application after providing all the prerequisite information and uploading the necessary documents.

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The university will contact successful applicants about the NWU admission process.

Applying To NWU through hardcopy paper-based application

How do I apply for admission at NWU? If you do not wish to apply online, NWU makes it possible to make a paper-based application.

  1. Download the application forms from the NWU website. The alternative is to pick up the forms at an NWU campus.
  2. Keep in mind that one should not use this option if they have already applied via the online portal. The applicant requirements for the paper-based application are the same as those of the online application.
  3. Carefully fill out the forms and ensure that the information you fill out is correct and legible.
  4. Attach certified copies of all required documents (these include Grade 11 or Grade 12 certificates, IDs or Passports
  5. Submit your application through the following NWU postal address.

North-West University,

Private Bag X1290,

Potchefstroom.

2520

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How do I change my application details?

Applicants who have submitted their applications can amend/change their details or request a change of qualification or campus. To do this, call 018 285 4320 and have your student number and contact details ready.

How do I check my NWU application status?

If you apply online at NWU, you can now verify their final application status online. To do so, visit the application status portal. You will be asked to input your NWU online application login. Next, enter the student number that was allocated to you during the application.

NWU campuses

Which courses are still available in NWU?
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The university has three campuses:

  • Mahikeng campus
  • Vanderbijlpark campus
  • Potchefstroom campus

NWU fees

Compulsory 1st Minimum Fees Payable for 2022Residence StudentsNon-residence StudentsDistance Students
NWU Registration FeesR 2,100R 2,110R2,110
First Payment on Tuition Fees R 8 630 R 8 630 R 8 630
First Payment on Residence Fees R 9 15000
Recommended deposit for meals (February & March) only applicable to Potchefstroom CampusR19 890R 10 740R 10 740

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The North-West University requires students to register every year, as the General Academic Rules instructs. Student registration begins in February every year. Registration is only possible if a student has paid their minimum payable fees.

Any student with an outstanding fee balance is not allowed to proceed with registration. The university does not grant any respite for the payment of the minimum fee payable. International students are demanded to pay the full amount before their registration can be finalised.

NWU charges fees depending on whether you are a resident or international student.

Does NWU need an application fee?

What is the application fee for NWU? South African applicants do not pay any application fees. International student applicants, on the other hand, are required to pay an application fee totalling R550.

Does NWU have student accommodation?

NWU late applications for 2022 closing date
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Resident and international student applicants can opt for on-campus accommodation if they so wish. The university provides residential accommodation for all students who want the service.

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To get accommodation, applicants must fill out the NWU residence accommodation forms alongside their admission application forms. This applies to both online and hardcopy applications.

Which courses are still available at NWU?

Which courses are still open at NWU? There are more the 160 courses undergraduate courses at North-West University. These are spread across eight faculties. Here is a look at the courses under each faculty.

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

These are the programmes offered under the faculty of Economic and Management Sciences:

  1. Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (general)
  2. Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy
  3. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy
  4. Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accountancy
  5. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accountancy
  6. Bachelor of Commerce in Forensic Accountancy
  7. Bachelor of Commerce in Management Accountancy
  8. Bachelor of Commerce in Operations Research
  9. Bachelor of Commerce in Statistics
  10. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Statistics
  11. Bachelor of Commerce in Logistics Management
  12. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Logistics Management
  13. Bachelor of Commerce in Transport Economics
  14. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Transport Economics
  15. Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences
  16. Bachelor of Commerce in Econometrics
  17. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Econometrics
  18. Bachelor of Commerce in Economics
  19. Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences
  20. Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences
  21. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences
  22. Bachelor of Administration in Development and Management
  23. Extended Bachelor of Administration in Development and Management
  24. Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  25. Bachelor of Arts
  26. Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Tourism Management
  27. Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Tourism and Recreation Skills
  28. Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  29. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences
  30. Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Communication Management
  31. Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing Management
  32. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing Management
  33. Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Sport and Business Management
  34. Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Safety Management
  35. Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems
  36. Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems
  37. Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing with Tourism
  38. Bachelor of Administration in Human Resource Management
  39. Extended Bachelor of Administration in Human Resource Management
  40. Bachelor of Administration in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  41. Extended Bachelor of Administration in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  42. Bachelor (BHRD) of Human Resource Development

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Faculty of Education

These are the programmes of the faculty of education:

  1. Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Foundation Phase Grade R – 3
  2. Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Intermediate Phase Grade 4 – 6
  3. Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Senior and Further Education and Training Grade 7 – 12

Faculty of Engineering

The faculty of engineering offers the following courses:

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (BIng) in Chemical Engineering
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (BIng) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (BIng) in Computer and Electronic Engineering
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (BIng) in Electromechanical Engineering
  5. Bachelor of Engineering (BIng) in Mechanical Engineering
  6. Bachelor of Engineering (BIng) in Industrial Engineering
  7. Bachelor of Engineering (BIng) in Mechatronic Engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences

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The faculty of health sciences offers the following programmes:

  1. Diploma in Coaching Science
  2. Bachelor of Health Sciences with Physiology and Biochemistry
  3. Bachelor of Health Sciences with Physiology and Psychology
  4. Bachelor of Health Sciences with Sport Coaching and Human Movement Sciences
  5. Bachelor of Health Sciences with Recreation Sciences and Psychology
  6. Bachelor of Health Sciences with Recreation Sciences and Tourism Management
  7. Bachelor of Health Sciences with Sport and Recreation Administration
  8. Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Sciences
  9. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Geography and Environmental Management
  10. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Tourism Management
  11. Bachelor of Consumer Studies
  12. Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Food Product Management
  13. Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Food Product Management and Food supply
  14. Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Fashion Retail Management
  15. Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Fashion Product Management
  16. Bachelor of Social Work
  17. Bachelor of Social Sciences
  18. Bachelor of Pharmacy
  19. Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
  20. Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene
  21. Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biokinetics
  22. Bachelor of Nursing

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Faculty of Humanities

The faculty of humanities offers the following courses:

  1. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance
  2. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance with Municipal Management and Leadership
  3. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance with Policing Practice
  4. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication
  5. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Graphic Design
  6. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Graphic Design with Communication
  7. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and Literary Studies
  8. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language Technology
  9. Diploma in Music (DM)
  10. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music
  11. Baccalaureus Musicae (BMus)
  12. BPhil with Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  13. Bachelor of Arts (BA) Humanities
  14. Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
  15. Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Sociology and Labour Relations Management
  16. Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Sociology and Geography
  17. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Behavioural Sciences

Faculty of Law

The faculty of Law offers these programmes:

  1. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law
  2. Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Law
  3. Bachelors of Laws (LLB)
  4. Extended Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

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Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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These are the courses that the faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers:

  1. Diploma in Animal Health
  2. Diploma in Animal Science
  3. Diploma in Plant Science
  4. Bachelor of Science with Chemistry and Physics, with Physics and Mathematics, with Physics and Applied Maths, with Physics and Computer Sciences, with Computer Sciences and Mathematics
  5. Bachelor of Science with Biochemistry and Chemistry
  6. Bachelor of Science with Chemistry, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, with Geography and Applied Mathematics
  7. Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences and Statistics
  8. Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences and Economics
  9. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economy
  10. Extended Bachelor of Science
  11. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  12. Extended Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  13. Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences
  14. Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  15. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  16. Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics
  17. Extended Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics
  18. Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Risk Management
  19. Extended Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Risk Management
  20. Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics
  21. Extended Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics
  22. Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  23. Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
  24. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  25. Bachelor of Science in Indigenous Knowledge Systems

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Faculty of Theology

The faculty of theology offers the following programmes:

  1. BA in Ancient Languages as first qualification
  2. BA in Pastoral Psychology
  3. Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv)
  4. BTh with Bible Languages and Bible Translation
  5. BTh with Bible and Church Ministry
  6. BTh with Bible and Church Ministry
  7. BTh with Pastoral Counselling

How can I contact NWU?

Here are the different ways you can get in touch with the university.

  • Email: applicationsug@nwu.ac.za
  • Telephone: 018 285 2227/2334 or 018 299 4383/4130/4263/2445
  • Mahikeng Campus: Corner of Albert Luthuli and University Drive
  • Potchefstroom Campus: 11 Hoffman Street, Potchefstroom
  • Vanderbijlpark Campus: Hendrik Van Eck Blvd, Vanderbijlpark
  • Twitter: @theNWU
  • Facebook: @NWUNorthWestUniversity
  • Instagram: @my_nwu
  • Website: nwu.ac.za

The NWU online application process is relatively straightforward and makes it easy and convenient for both resident and international applicants to choose, apply, and check their admission status online. There is also an easy offline application process for those unwilling to apply online.

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