How much is the application fee at North West University?

All students must be registered annually as provided in the General Academic Rules, the Statute of the North-West University and the relevant provisions of the Higher Education Act.

Annually, more or less at the beginning of February, it is Registration time for students.

Ease your registration next year by paying your minimum payable fees early (December or January) into the University’s bank account. Also make sure your outstanding University account is fully settled, because you will not be permitted to register for next year if any fees for the year are still outstanding. Also take note that no respite will be granted for payment of the minimum fees payable.

International students must pay the full amount for their proposed study and relevant costs in advance before registration can be finalised.

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ESTIMATED MINIMUM FEES  2025

RESIDENCE & OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS

Compulsory 1st Minimum Fees Payable for 2025Mahikeng CampusPotchefstroom CampusVanderbijlpark CampusOff- Campus Students
First payment on tuition fees7 8707 8707 8707 740
NWU Registration fees1 9301 9301 9301 930
First Payment on Residence Fees8 0308 0308 0300
R&O Package (Compulsary for residence 1st years)1 1852 0001 7100
Total Compulsory Minimum First Payment 202519 01519 83019 5409 670
Recommended deposit for meals (February & March 2025)03 98500
TOTAL19 01523 81519 5409 670

RESIDENCE & OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS (SENIOR STUDENTS)

Compulsory 1st Minimum Fees Payable for 2025Mahikeng CampusPotchefstroom CampusVanderbijlpark CampusOff- Campus Students
First payment on tuition fees7 8707 8707 8707 740
NWU Registration fees1 9301 9301 9301 930
First Payment on Residence Fees8 0308 0308 0300
Total Compulsory Minimum First Payment 202517 83017 83017 8309 670

NON-RESIDENCE & OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS

Compulsory 1st Minimum Fees Payable for 2025Mahikeng CampusPotchefstroom CampusVanderbijlpark CampusOff- Campus Students
First payment on tuition fees7 8707 8707 8707 740
NWU Registration fees1 9301 9301 9301 930
Total Compulsory Minimum First Payment 20259 8009 8009 8009 670

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.