NWU Application form for 2025 studies

NWU Application form for 2025 studies

INTRODUCTION

The North-West University (NWU) officially came into existence on 1 January 2004 following the merger of the University of North-West and the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the incorporation of the Sebokeng Campus of the Vista University.

The University consists of three campuses: Vaal Triangle Campus, Mafikeng Campus and Potchefstroom Campus. The head office and seat of the institutional management are located in Potchefstroom.

The NWU is a value-driven institution that promotes tolerance and respect for all perspectives and belief systems in order to facilitate an environment conducive to teaching-learning, research and community service. The value system and practices of

the NWU will be driven by the values enshrined in the Constitution, especially human dignity, equality and freedom. This includes the promotion of unity in diversity.

APPLICATION FEE

The prescribed application fee as determined annually by the Council is not refundable. The application form will only be accepted for processing if accompanied by this application fee (only cheques or postal orders in favour of the North-West University).

SELECTION

1.Provisional selection for all undergraduate applications can be done on the basis of the grade 11 final examination marks (not symbols) if the applicant has not yet matriculated, or on the basis of the matriculation symbols as indicated on the certificate.

2.The University reserves the right to require of candidates who have not obtained a specific average pass mark, to write an additional selection test on the basis of which final consideration will be given to the application of such a candidate. Following receipt of applications for admission, candidates will be informed as to whether they are expected to write the selection tests and as to the date, time and venue.

3.Approval of applications further depends on post-school training and education and/or applicable work experience.

APPLICATION NUMBER

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

ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO*:

VAAL TRIANGLE CAMPUS

* MAFIKENG CAMPUS

The Campus Registrar

The Campus Registrar

North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)

North-West University (Mafikeng Campus)

PO Box 1174

Private Bag X2046

1900 VANDERBIJLPARK, RSA

2735 MMABATHO,RSA

Tel:

(+2716) 910-3111

Tel:

(+2718) 389-2111

Fax:

(+2716) 910-3116

Fax:

(+2718) 392-5775

E-mail: ToelatingsAdmissionsVaal@nwu.ac.za

* POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS

The Campus Registrar

North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)

Private Bag X6001

2520 POTCHEFSTROOM, RSA

Undergraduate, Honours and Diplomas

Tel: (+2718) 299/4217/2635/2642/4047

Fax: (+2718) 293 2580/5205

E-mail: Toelatings-AdmissionsPotch@nwu.ac.za

*To facilitate data capturing, prospective students must request the appropriate application forms from theabove-mentioned addresses.

LANGUAGE POLICY

The Council of the North-West University (NWU), in concurrence with the Senate, will develop a language policy that will be flexible, functional and that will promote multilingualism.

The policy will promote accessibility, integration and a sense of belonging. In line with this policy, each campus (i.e. Vaal Triangle, Mafikeng and Potchefstroom) developed a campus language plan, which take into account the language requirements of students and the language realities at ground level. For more information, please visit http://www.nwu.ac.za on the Internet.

A. GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

IMPORTANT

Read the following instructions and information carefully before completing the form. Incomplete information can lead to unnecessary delays in the processing of your application.

1.This application form should be completed by all who have not been registered at this University before or who have interrupted their studies for a year or longer.

2.The following documents should accompany this application (only certified copies are accepted):

2.1.Undergraduate applicants:

Matriculation certificate (if already matriculated) (certified copies are accepted);

Academic record and certificate of conduct with regard to study at another tertiary institution (certified copies are accepted);

Copies of certificates obtained at another tertiary institution (certified copies are accepted);

Identity document (certified copies are accepted);

Vaccination certificate if the applicant suffers from the notifiable diseases tuberculosis (TB) or bacterial meningitis (please refer to A3 on page 3 of this application form).

All copies should be certified.

2.2.Postgraduate applicants:

Official proof of compliance with the prerequisites for the intended study;

Academic record and certificate of conduct with regard to study at another tertiary institution (certified copies are accepted);

Proof of module outcomes passed at another tertiary institution

Copies of certificates obtained (certified copies are accepted);

Identity document (certified copies are accepted).

All copies should be certified.

NB: If any of the above documents have been issued in the maiden name of married applicant, a certified copy of the marriage certificate should accompany this application.

3. Please inform the University immediately should you:

Decide not to pursue this application for admission any further;

Change your address;

Not, within four weeks of sending in the application, receive an acknowledgement of receipt from the University.

4.The University reserves the right to refuse any application without supplying reasons for such a decision.

5.Population Group

Although this information is vital for statistical purposes, answering is optional.

NB: For further information with regard to the completion of the application form, consult the calendar or information guides.

Policy documents, fees payable and financial regulations and all other rules and regulations of the University (hereafter referred to as the brochures) are available for purposes of information at www.nwu.ac.za

The Institutional Statute of the University, containing particular provisions with regard to students, degrees and discipline at student level, is available for purposes of information at http://www.nwu.ac.za/i_gm/index.html or at the office of the Campus Registrar.

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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.