How to apply for North-West University 2023 Intake

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How to apply for  North-West University 2023 Intake 

North-West University in South Africa has opened its 2023 intake applications for the non-selection courses. Please visit the university’s website to view all non-selection courses. Are you a South African citizen or an international student wanting to study at North-West University? You are all welcome to apply to the university. The university has three campuses, fifteen faculties and more than fifty schools. Its programmes range from short courses up to postgraduate degree programmes.

What is the closing date for the non-selection course applications for the North West University 2023 intake?

  • 31 August 2022

North-West University Banking details      

Bank: ABSA                      Account name: NWU Online Registrations

Branch code: 632-005    Account number: 4091691369

Reference number: NWU student number/university number OR

H + ID number if the applicant is a South African citizen, e.g. H8401235057089 OR

H + date of birth and surname if the applicant is not a South African citizen, e.g. H840123Jacobs

Here are the steps to follow when making an online application for the 2023 intake:

North-West University Undergraduates

  1. Visit the NWU website, click on apply, and get your student number
  2. Log in to the application portal
  3. Choose a programme and complete the application form
  4. Attach your supporting documents
  5. Submit your application

North-West University Postgraduates

Before you make an application, please read the brochure for masters and doctoral applicants carefully.

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Attach all required documents
  3. Submit your applications  to:
  • Mahikeng Campus:
  • Potchefstroom Campus:
  • Vanderbijlpark Campus:

Alternatively, you can  apply online

Documents which must be uploaded by applicants when making an application to North-West University

  • A certified copy of your South African ID or a passport if you are an international student
  • Your certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates from previous tertiary institutions
  • A certificate of proof of English proficiency

International Students must provide the following before the university can finalise registration. 

  • Reference letter from your previous or current university
  • An affidavit or guarantee from the bank proving that you can pay all the finances required to cover the whole period of your studies.
  • An advance proof of payment of the total amount of tuition fees
  • Upon arrival at the North West University, you must go to the International Office to get assistance regarding accommodation and study permits
  • Proof of South African medical cover for the whole period of your studies
  • SAQA certificate
  • Proof of payment of the application fee

How much is the North West University application fee for international students?

  • The application fee is R550


Here is a list of bursaries available you can get or apply for at North-West University. Please check the deadlines for the applications. You can click here for more information on the bursaries.

Undergraduate Bursaries

  • NSFAS Funding
  • Funza Lushaka Teaching Bursary
  • Academic Merit Bursary
  • Family Discount
  • Leadership Bursary
  • Support Bursary
  • Arts and Culture Bursary
  • Sport Bursary

Postgraduate bursaries

  • NWU Postgraduate Bursary
  • NWU Postgraduate Academic Merit Bursary

North-West University campuses’ contact details

Mahikeng Campus:

International student enquiries

Tel: +27 18 389 2575

Potchefstroom Campus:

International student enquiries:

Tel: +27 18 299 2919

Undergraduate Students:

Tel:+27 18 299 2948

Vanderbijlpark Campus:

International student enquiries:

Tel: +27 18 285 2162













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