North-West University Tuition Fee 2025

North-West University Tuition Fee 2025

ESTIMATED MINIMUM FEES  2025

Payable during registration 2025

Residence

   Town

Off campus

Registration fee

1 610 1 610 1 610

First payment on tuition fees

6 980 6 980 6 980

First payment on residence fees

6 300

Meals during R&I* (Compulsory for residence 1st years)

1 175

Total before cash for meals

16 065 8 590 8 590

 Suggested payment for meals (February & March 2025)**

3 050 3 050

Total

R19 115 R11 640 R8 590

 

* Reception and Introduction programme for 1st year students
** See Meal fees for 2025

TUITION FEES FOR 2025

The following list of Class fees is available per module or per qualification, depending on what you are registering for. The module compilation determines the exact Class fee amount per annum. An average calculated amount per first year qualification for 2025 is portrayed below. This is not a complete list of all qualifications – only of a few general degrees:

 

 Rand / Per annum

BA

R36 980

BA (Graphic Design)

R37 900

BA (Communication)

R34 800

BA (Music) incl. conservatorium

R50 040

BA (Social Work)

R36 230

BCur

R33 830

BPharm

R35 190

BCom (Management Accounting – CIMA)

R40 760

BCom (Accounting & Informatics)

R42 650

BCom (Law)

R40 180

BSc  (Actuary Sciences)

R47 160

BSc (Consumer Sciences)

R37 040

LLB

R40 180

BTh

R34 990

BEng

R46 730

Diploma in Sports Science

R25 230

BEd (Foundation Phase)

R33 430

BEd (Intermediary & Senior)

R33 550

 

RESIDENCE FEES FOR 2025

The amounts below are subject to approval by the Council.

 

Rand / Per Annum
Mens- and Women’s Residences R19 040
Mens- and Women’s Residences:  Single Rooms R19 740
Oppirif: Self-catering units R25 870

 

The above-mentioned amounts include the application fee of R 500 for admission to a residence as well as the R4 000 payable to confirm your place in a residence for first year students.  The R4 500, or R 500 in the case of senior students, will be indicated as an accommodation deposit on your statements of account and at the end of March, it will be transferred as a credit on your tuition and boarding account.  If studies are not continued at this institution, only the amount of R500 residence deposit is refundable.  Enquiries can be made via e-mail to puk-studyfees@nwu.ac.za, fax to 087 230 370 0 or telephonically at 018 299-2674.

MEAL FUNCTION
Meals at the university are handled strictly on a cash basis.  This means that you will have available only what you have paid into your meals account; no credit will be granted on meals!

It is therefore important for students to ensure that there is sufficient cash on their Meals account for purchases. Meals, calculated at R100 per day for 170 academic days, amount to approximately R17 000 per year, or R2 000 per month. This is only an indication!

A direct bank deposit or electronic payment can be made into any of the bank accounts of the North-West University at ABSA, First National Bank, Nedbank or Standard Bank. The pre-defined account named “NWU VENDING” must be selected from list of beneficiaries under ABSA’s Account payments, FNB’s Public Recipients, Nedbank’s Bank-approved beneficiaries or Standard Bank’s Companies. Only the student’s 8-figure university number will be accepted as beneficiary reference. Should you still wish to send a payment advice, please fax it to (018) 293 5210 or e-mail to: puk-bankdeposit@nwu.ac.za
The relevant account numbers are:

• ABSA 40-7010-0351 branch 632-005
•  FNB 6216-191-6849 branch 240-438
•  Nedbank 1713-378-558 branch 171-338
•  Standard Bank 33-038-243-8 branch 052-838.
NWU VENDING is therefore exclusively for the cash meal system while NWU STUDENT is meant for Tuition, residence or other fees only.
Payments may also still be made at the cashiers in the Joon van Rooy building from 08:00 to 15:30 weekdays.


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.