Important: Due to the national implementation of the COVID-19 lock-down regulations by the President on the 26th of March 2020, staff of the NWU Applications and Admissions Office as well as other NWU departments, are functioning remotely. This may imply a longer turn around time for feedback on new applications, as well as other inquiries, due to technical and logistical constraints. We will attend to your application and/or inquiries as soon as possible.
Apply here (Applications open 15 April 2021):
- Non-selection courses: 30 September 2021
- Music: 31 August 2021 - Also apply for an audition before the closing date
- Graphic Design: 31 August 2021
Engineering: 30 September 2021
Occupational Hygiene: 30 September 2021
Urban and Regional planning: 30 September 2021
- Pharmacy: 31 July 2021
All other selection courses: 31 July 2021
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- Clarification of application statuses
Honours/Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates
- What to study?
- Apply here
- Closing dates vary from program to program and can be confirmed with different faculties. Find the Faculties here.
- More information
Postgraduate (M&D) students
Open Distance Learning
Change of application details
Prospective applicants (only those who have already submitted their applications) can amend/change their personal details, or request a change of qualification or campus by submitting a request to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your student number and contact details in the e-mail.
All universities in South Africa were obligated by law to take part in a National Project driven by the regulatory bodies (Department of Higher Education an Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), to align all qualifications with the Higher Education Qualification Sub Framework (HEQSF). The NWU is thus currently in an ongoing process of aligning our qualification and programme offering with the requirements of the HEQSF.
Prospective students must take notice of the fact that NWU qualification names, programme names as well as the composition of curricula may change due to the HEQSF Project, prior to registration for the following academic year.
Successful candidates are advised to contact the relevant faculty in order to ensure that they register for the correct qualification, programme and /or curriculum.