Gr.11 information | Studies | NWU | North-West University

Welcome to the North-West University! As a Grade 11 learner, you are now on the brink of making great decisions about your future, fortunately, we are here to assist you every step of the way.

The NWU is happy to help you choose the right field of study that will suit your interests and abilities. You have already moved in a direction with the subject choices you exercised in Grade 10, now is the time to take a step closer to your preferred career.

The journey ahead has quite a few steps that must be considered and you need to decide about where you see yourself for the next three to five years.

Learn on how to #BecomeMore with NWU


Interest Index

The NWU offers a free measuring tool that determines the career interests of high school learners. The Interest Index may just help you and is available to download on your smartphone at the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store, free of charge! 

Reflecting on your future career is an essential part of the process of choosing tertiary education or a future career. There can be numerous aspects that influence this decision, including ability, personality and interests. The Interest Index will guide you on a journey of learning more about your interests and understanding how it can help you in choosing a suitable field of study!

Decide on a field of study

The NWU is committed to providing excellent quality teaching and learning to our students. Academically, students benefit from great choice and flexibility, enabling them to fulfill their potential and start preparing for their careers.  

The NWU consists of 8 faculties namely, Economic and Management Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences, Engineering, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Education, and Theology.

Learn more about the various fields of study in each faculty


We would also like to remind you that your Grade 11 examination results are of paramount importance in order to apply for your preferred field of study. A typical selection for the fields of study is done on your academic achievement in Gr 11 (final marks) or Gr 12 (June or final marks) and only the best candidates are selected. Average performance is also taken into account.

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One University, 8 faculties. The NWU is a multi-campus university which means that we have three campuses, namely Mahikeng Campus, Potchefstroom Campus and Vanderbijlpark Campus, each with its own unique features.

Learn more about each campus


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If you have any further questions, we are here to help. Please contact our Marketing and Student Recruitment Department at:

Tel: 0860 1 mynwu (69698)


WhatsApp: +27 60 070 2606

Please note that the admission requirements are subject to change pending selection and possible faculty-specific requirements.

Study information is subject to change and is a summary of the general fields of study. This information was compiled for introduction and orientation purposes and the North-West University accepts no liability for inaccuracies that may occur in this guide. The official yearbook of the University must in all cases be consulted during the process of compiling a programme for a specific field of study. The appropriate yearbook is available on request at: / 018 285 4320 /

Please note that, owing to specific capacity constraints, the University reserves the right to select candidates for admission to certain fields of study. This means that prospective students who comply with the minimum requirements will not automatically be admitted to the courses in question. Because of the capacity limitations and the high demand from students for admission to particular fields of study, students will be selected on the basis of their Grade 12 results for admission to these fields.