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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.



Undergraduate students

Apply here (Applications open 1 April 2022):

  • Closing dates:
    • Non-selection courses: 31 August 2022
    • Music: 31 August 2022 - Also apply for an audition before the closing date 
    • Graphic Design: 31 August 2022
    • Engineering: 31 August 2022
    • Occupational Hygiene: 31 August 2022
    • Urban and Regional planning: 31 August 2022
    • All other selection courses: 30 June 2022
    • Undergraduate enquiries
      • 018 285 4320
  • Clarification of application statuses

Honours/Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates

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 phoning 018 285 4320. Please be sure to have your student number and contact details ready.


HEQSF alignment

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.