2025 North West University NWU Application Information

2025 North West University NWU Application Information

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED AND FEES PAYABLE

Kindly provide us with the following by post or submit at Building 24, G01 (all copies must be certified):

A certified copy of your identity document

A certified copy of your Grade 11 report and most recent available Grade 12 certificate

If you have already passed the matriculation examination, a certified copy of your matriculation certificate

An application fee of R150.00. This amount applies only to applications for 2025. The application fee for any other year must be cleared with the University. Late applications will only be considered on merit up to and including 30 November 2025. All fees may be paid by postal order, cheque or in person at the University. If you are already in possession of a university number, you may make a direct deposit (See banking details below).

BANKING DETAILS

The banking details for electronic payments are:

Name of bank

Account number

Branch code

Reference

The student’s university

number must be supplied.

The applicant’s full names

and

surname

must

be

given. If an applicant does

ABSA Bank

67 064 2313

632005

not

have

a

student

number yet; an ID number

will be used as reference

with a letter ‘A’ at the

beginning

of

the

ID

number.

The receipt of payment or Internet Deposit Slip must be emailed to: vtcdocs@nwu.ac.za

SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FORM

Submission of a completed application form only serves as an application for admission to the University.

Registration as a student takes place at a later stage, and only after the prescribed enrolment fee has been paid and an official registration form has been completed and submitted. Towards the end of the year you will receive full particulars about these arrangements.

Please note that a prospective student permanent residence permit, must obtain a

who is not a South African citizen and who does not have a study permit in the country of origin.

If you receive no reply to your application within four weeks, please make enquiries at the Admissions Office.

APPLICANTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES AND/OR TECHNICONS

Application of undergraduates from other Universities and/or Universities of Technology and/or Teachers’ Training Colleges:

(1)We require a certificate of conduct and an academic record as issued by the Registrar of the University/Teachers’ Training College or University of Technology where you were registered

(2)Proof of payment from the previous institution

(2)A certified copy of your matriculation certificate

(3)An application for the acknowledgment of modules must be accompanied by a syllabus of the relevant course

If any of above-mentioned documents are not included with your application or is not certified correctly, it will NOT BE DEALT WITH OR EVEN CONSIDERED.

Please note that the allocation of a university number does not necessarily mean that you have been accepted.

Students who terminate their studies temporarily (for whatever reason) have to apply for re-admission.

CLOSING DATE

Applications for admission for 2025 start on 1 March 2025 and close on 30 September 2025. The University reserves the right to alter this date.

BURSARIES AND STUDY LOANS

All enquiries, requests or application forms in respect of bursaries and loans must be sent directly to: Tumi Mokoena, Financial Support Services, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, P. O. Box 1174, VANDERBIJLPARK, 1900. Telephone (016) 910-3134.

The closing date for first years is 30 November 2025.

ACCOMMODATION AND RESIDENCE

All enquiries, request or application forms in respect of residence must be sent directly to: Mrs Karin Venter, Accommodation Office, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Telephone (016) 910 3308/ (016) 910 3307

provided you have already applied for admission at the university.

The closing date for accommodation is 30 September 2025.

CW VERMEULEN

DIRECTOR: ADMINISTRATION

Download Application Information 2025 pdf


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.