Admission requirements

Please note that the below 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: studies@nwu.ac.za or 0860 1696985.

Please note: 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.

 

Health Sciences

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Degree

Field

Requirements

APS

Campus

Possible Career Opportunities

Diploma in Coaching Science

Coaching
  • National Senior Certificate
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • DURATION: 2 years

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Potchefstroom

Mahikeng

  • Coaching Instructor
  • Sport Organiser and Administrator

Bachelor of Health Sciences

with Physiology and Biochemistry

  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • DURATION: 3 years

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Potchefstroom

  • Life Science Teacher
  • Research Laboratories

Bachelor of Health Sciences

 

with Physiology and Psychology

  • Mathematics level 3
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • DURATION: 3 years

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Potchefstroom

  • Life Sciences Teacher
  • Psychologist

Bachelor of Health Sciences

with Sport Coaching and Human Movement Sciences

  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • DURATION: 3 years

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Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sport Organiser

Bachelor of Health Sciences

with Recreation Sciences and Psychology

  • Home Language level 4
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • DURATION: 3 years
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  • Recreation Consultant
  • Adventure Therapist
  • Team-building Specialist

Bachelor of Health Sciences

 

  • with Recreation Sciences and Tourism Management
  • with Sport and Recreation Administration
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • DURATION: 3 years

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Potchefstroom

  • Recreation Consultant
  • Adventure Instructor
  • Adventure Therapist
  • Team-building Specialist
  • Recreation Centre Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Sciences

with Psychology and Labour Relations Management

  • Home language level 4
  • Mathematics level 3 or Mathematical Literacy level 5
  • DURATION: 3 years

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Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Labour Relations Specialist / Practitioner
  • Research
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Analyst

Bachelor of Arts

  • with Psychology and Geography and Environmental Management
  • with Psychology and Tourism Management
  • Academic paper selection
  • At least a level 4 for home language
  • Mathematical Literacy level 5
  • Prospective students who have Mathematics as subject and comply to the admission requirements will be considered automatically.
  • DURATION: 3 years

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Potchefstroom

 

  • Environmental Manager
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Climatologist
  • Disaster Manager
  • Tourism Marketer
  • Accommodation Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Tourism Researcher
  • Game Farm Manager

Bachelor of Consumer Studies

 

 
  • At least one natural science subject (like Mathematics OR Physical OR Agricultural OR Life Sciences) passed on level 4.
  • An average mark above 70% in Mathematical Literacy will be considered
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit
  • SELECTION: Academic achievement. A discussion among members of a selection panel.
  • DURATION: 3 years

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Potchefstroom

  • Food/Fashion in Retail/Industry
  • Project Management
  • Consumer Consultant
  • Client Service Manager

Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Food Product Management

 

 

 

 

with Food Communication

  • At least one natural science subject (like Mathematics OR Physical OR Agricultural OR Life Sciences) passed on level 4.
  • An average mark above 70% in Mathematical Literacy will be considered
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit
  • SELECTION: Academic achievement. A discussion among members of a selection panel.
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

 

  • Retail / Industry
  • Food and Innovation Manager
  • Product / Flavour Developer
  • Quality Assurance / Management
  • Food Technologist
  • Hospitality Manager

Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Food Product Management

 

with Food Supply

  • Mathematics on level 4
  • If Chemistry is chosen as an elective, Mathematics AND Physical Sciences on level 4 is required.
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit
  • SELECTION: Academic achievement. A discussion among members of a selection panel.
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

 

  • Retail / Industry
  • Food and Innovation Manager
  • Product / Flavour Developer
  • Quality Assurance / Management
  • Food Technologist
  • Hospitality Manager

Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Fashion Retail Management

 

 

 

 

with Fashion Communication

  • At least one natural science subject (like Mathematics OR Physical OR Agricultural OR Life Sciences) passed on level 4.
  • An average mark above 70% in Mathematical Literacy will be considered.
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit
  • SELECTION: Academic achievement. A discussion among members of a selection panel.
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

 

  • Sales Representative
  • Buyer
  • Planner
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Space planner
  • Client Advisor / Stylist Manager

Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Fashion Product Management

 

 

with Fashion Supply

  • Mathematics on level 4
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit
  • SELECTION: Academic achievement. A discussion among members of a selection panel.
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

 

  • Sales Representative
  • Buyer
  • Planner
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Space planner
  • Client Advisor / Stylist Manager

Bachelor of Social Work

 
  • Language requirement: A pass mark at level 4 in the
    language of teaching and learning concerning home
    language or first additional language. 
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit 
  • SELECTION PROCESS: Academic paper selection and psychometric tests 
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

Mahikeng

Vanderbijlpark

  • Social Worker
  • Social Work Administrator
  • Research
  • Planner

Bachelor of Pharmacy

with Pharmacy
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences at level 5
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy (private and public)
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry
  • Wholesale Pharmacists
  • Healthcare managers
  • Medicine control officers (These positions are available at medical aids, local governments, the central government, etc)

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

 
  • Mathematics level 5 
  • Physical Sciences level 5 
  • Academic paper selection and interview 
  • Applications close 30 June 
  • Late applications will be considered on merit 
  • Participation in a “shadowing session” required before interview takes place. 
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

Private sector:

  • Food Industry

Food Service Management Consultant or Representative for:

  • Pharmaceutical Firms
  • Private Hospitals
  • Gymnasiums
  • Mining
  • Media Services
  • Fast Food Firms
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Private Hospitals
  • Private Practice

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene

 
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 5
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark
  • Applications close 30 June
  • Late applications will be considered on merit
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

 

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • SASOL
  • City council
  • Mining companies (Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Impala Platinum, etc)
  • ESKOM
  • National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH)
  • Department of Labour (DoL)
  • Occupational hygiene consultants and Approved Inspection Authorities Great demand internationally for qualified occupational hygienists

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biokinetics

 
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4 
  • Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences at least level 4 
  • Academic paper selection; best average mark 
  • TAKE NOTE: Students should, prior to starting the course in Biokinetics, be medically fit for the fitness component of the course. 
  • Applications close 30 June Late applications will be considered on merit. 
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Potchefstroom

  • Biokineticist

Bachelor of Nursing

 

Nursing

  • A National Senior Certificate with university exemption OR an equivalent qualification
  • Physical Sciences OR Mathematics OR Life Sciences level 4
  • English OR Afrikaans at least level 4 
  • Furthermore, the School of Nursing, requires candidates: SELECTION: Selection test for first year nursing students. Participation in the “job shadowing programme” (40 hours) is recommended before selection is finalised.
  • DURATION: 4 years

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Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

 

 

 

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 2024 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.