Selection | Studies | NWU | North-West University


PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions the selection processes are under review and may be subject to change. You will be informed of the necessary requirements for selection by the Central Applications and Admissions Office.

Types of Selection

  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, applicants that did not do job shadowing will also be considered.
  • Paper / Academic selection: Selection is done on the academic achievement of Gr 11 (final) or Gr 12 (June or final) results. The best candidates are selected. Average performance is also taken into account. 
  • Faculty selection
  • Selection tests
  • Closing dates:
    • Music: 31 August 2021 (Also apply for an audition before the closing date)
    • Graphic Design: 31 August 2021
    • Engineering: 30 September 2021
    • Urban and Regional planning: 30 September 2021
    • BSc Consumer Sciences: 30 September 2021
    • All other selection courses: 31 July 2021

Faculty selection

  • Law (LLB, BCom Law, BA Law)
    • Selection consists of the gr.11 marks (or gr.12 if available) and an online questionnaire.
    • Results of the selection will be made known by August.
  • B Social Work
    • Initial selection consists of gr.11 marks or available gr.12 marks and an online questionnaire.
    • First screening will be completed by 5 August. The invitation for final selection will be sent to successful candidates and will take place in September. These candidates will complete a psychometric assessment.
    • September exam results must be forwarded to selections@nwu.ac.za when available. Please state that the application is for Social Work and include your student number.
  • Urban and Regional Planning
    • Selection consists of the gr.11 marks (or gr.12 if available), an online questionnaire, and an interview with an Urban Planner.
    • The interview with an Urban Planner document must be completed and submitted by 30 November 2021 (with the possibility of extension until registration).
    • Select candidates may be asked to complete a psychometric assessment.
  • BHSc in Occupational Hygiene
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks and/or gr.12 marks available before the closing date.
    • The best candidates according to a ranking system based on results will be selected. Successful candidates still need to meet the minimum requirements in January 2022. Unsuccessful candidates may ask to be re-evaluated after the September exam results become available.
  • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks and/or gr.12 marks available before the closing date, job shadowing and a questionnaire.
    • Job shadowing is no longer compulsory for 2022. The questionnaire must be downloaded from the webpage of the School of Nursing and emailed to Tshegofatso Molemane - 22651306@nwu.ac.za (Mahikeng campus) and Bernice Mokele - Bernice.Mokele@nwu.ac.za (Potchefstroom campus).
  • B Consumer Studies
  • BSc Consumer Sciences:
    • Sciences in Food Product Management
    • Sciences in Fashion Retail Management
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks and/or any available gr.12 marks.
    • The best candidates according to a ranking system based on results will be selected.
  • BA Graphic Design
    • Selection includes a portfolio to be submitted. Enquiries can be made to Zita Kyster  (zita.kyster@nwu.ac.za / 018 299 4091)
    • Phase 1: 15 April- 31 July 2021 (apply online)
    • Phase 2: 1 August to 30 September (submission of portfolio)
    • Phase 3: 1-30 October (students are invited to virtual interviews. Interviews will be conducted in the last week of October)
  • BSc Dietetics
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks (or gr.12 if available), a telephonic interview and a visit to a Dietician.
    • Telephonic interviews will take place during August 2021.
    • The discussion with a Dietician may be conducted telephonically while in lockdown to prepare for the actual interview. Once we reach level 1 the required visit still needs to take place. Prospective students will have time until 15 January 2022 to hand in proof of visit.
  • BPharm (Pharmacy)
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks and/or gr.12 marks available before the closing date.
    • The best candidates according to a ranking system based on results will be selected. Successful candidates must still meet the minimum requirements in January 2022. Unsuccessful candidates may ask to be re-evaluated after the September exam results become available.
  • Biokinetics
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks (or gr.12 if available).
    • The best candidates according to a ranking system based on results will be selected.
  • Diploma in Coaching Science
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks (or gr.12 if available).
    • The best candidates according to a ranking system based on results will be selected.
  • BHSc with Human Movement Sciences
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks (or gr.12 if available).
    • The best candidates according to a ranking system based on results will be selected.
  • Music [BA Music & Society; Diploma in Music; BMus (Music)]
    • Selection consist of an audition and written paper
    • Auditions take place at the end of August 2021. This will be confirmed once the lockdown levels allow for travel between provinces.
    • The online application form for auditions is available online at http://humanities.nwu.ac.za/music/application-guide/ and must be completed by 31 July 2021.
    • For more information please contact Dr. Yvonne-Marié Brand (YvonneMarie.Brand@nwu.ac.za / 018 299 1816)

PLEASE NOTE: Selection does not mean you must write a selection test. There are different selection processes for different courses. Please read through the information on this page carefully to determine whether you are required to write a selection test


Courses that require selection tests

Selection is done on the basis of academic achievement based on Gr 11 or Gr 12 marks as well as a psychometric assessment. The psychometric evaluation includes personality, aptitude and other questionnaires, as required by the specific studying direction. Some courses also require subject specific tests such as Mathematics or Chemistry and Physics. When appointments are made for the tests, students will be notified if they also have to write subject-specific tests and what to study for these.

  • Theology
    • Selection consists of gr.11 marks (or gr.12 if available) and a psychometric assessment.
    • Psychometric assessments will be conducted on the NWU campuses and will be scheduled on an individual basis as and when travel between provinces is allowed.

Candidates who are required to write a selection test will be informed by the Central Applications and Admissions Office and will be able to book by following the instructions provided.

For enquiries regarding selection, you are welcome to email selections@nwu.ac.za or call reception on 018 299 2893.

 

Engineering

After you have submitted your application, you will receive a letter informing you whether you meet the criteria for engineering studies. If you do not meet all the program requirements with your Grade 11 marks, you can still be considered by writing the Engineering Test. As soon as you have received the letter of invitation to write the Engineering Test (issued by the CAAO / Admissions Office), you may contact the Faculty of Engineering for an appointment. Read more about the selection process for Engineering.