How do I apply?

Bursary applications for 2024 are available

Please make sure that you log in with the FireFox browser. Complete the online application form and submit with the required documents to your campus of registration:
  • The academic record attached should be the FINAL RECORD of the preceding degree with a PASS result. 
  • Apply irrespective if you have been approved by the faculty. If declined by the faculty, the bursary will be cancelled.

Information pamphlet with bursary conditions

Carefully read the 2024 Instant Info before you applyHonnours students and Master's and Doctoral students. Make sure you understand the conditions.


A   NWU Postgraduate Bursary


        Compulsory:     All students from the second year of the degree must attach the prescribed Progress Report to the application.

B  NWU Postgraduate Academic Merit Bursary

APPLICATION FORM:     Academic Merit**

**Students from other Universities: These students must apply annually on the prescribed application form. This bursary is automatically calculated for North-West  University students only.

The NWU Postgraduate Bursary and Academic Merit Bursary are two separate bursaries.

Important Dates

Closing Dates
Honours Bursary:                            31 March 2024
Master's and Doctoral Bursaries:    31 March 2024
Academic Merit Bursaries:              30 April 2024


More contact information is on the Instant Info.

Bursary Enquiries

Direct e-mail enquiries to your campus of registration:
Mahikeng Campus:    
Potchefstroom Campus:
Vanderbijlpark Campus:

Relevant Postgraduate Information

Information for International students