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Honours/Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates

Please note that some programmes have already reached capacity. Online applications for these programmes have already closed.

Applications for PGCE in senior & FET teaching has been extended to 21 January 2019 on the Mafikeng Campus (full-time studies). The minimum requirements for entry into the PGCE in senior & FET teaching is a relevant B-degree (or equivalent qualification with at least 360 credits) with 2 FET phase school subjects on degree level. One subject must be on 3rd-year level and the second subject on 2nd-year level. There are also subject specific requirements. You can apply at the Mafikeng Campus Admissions Office (Building A1). To inquire if you qualify for a PGCE, you can send your official academic record or NWU student number to or contact for application inquiries. 


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 Please be sure to include your student number and contact details in the e-mail.


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 2018 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.