- 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 considered. Successful candidates must still meet the minimum requirements in the final Gr.12 exam.
- Selection tests: In addition to academic performance some programs may require selection tests that may include psychometric questionnaires. Please refer to the information below for each program.
- Closing dates:
- Music: Click here for the closing date
- Graphic Design: 31 August 2023
- Engineering: 31 August 2023
- Urban and Regional planning: 31 August 2023
- Consumer Sciences: 30 September
- Occupational Hygiene: 30 September
- All other selection courses: 30 June
- Law (LLB, BCom in Law, BA in Law, and Extended LLB)
- Selection consists of the Gr.11 marks (or final Gr.12 if available).
- The best candidates according to a ranking system based on results will be selected.
- Results of the selection will be made known before or by the end of August.
- B Social Work
- 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 (with the possibility of extension until registration).
- Select candidates may be asked to complete a psychometric assessment.
- BHSc in Occupational Hygiene
- Bachelor of Nursing
- B Consumer Studies
- B Consumer Sciences:
- Sciences in Food Product Management
- Sciences in Fashion Retail Management
- See the available fields of study at Health Sciences
- BA Graphic Design
- Selection includes a portfolio to be submitted. Enquiries can be made to Zita Kyster (email@example.com / 018 299 4091)
- Phase 1: 15 April to 31 July (apply online)
- Phase 2: 1 April to 31 May (submission of portfolio)
- Phase 3: 22 & 23 September (students are invited to skills tests and interviews. Interviews will be conducted in the last week of September).
- BSc Dietetics
- BPharm (Pharmacy)
- Diploma in Coaching Science
- BHSc with Human Movement Sciences
- Music [BA Music & Society; Diploma in Music; BMus (Music)]
- Selection consists of successful completion of two audition rounds: Minimum requirements and practical audition.
- The closing date and online application form to apply for music study is available at https://humanities.nwu.ac.za/music/applications.
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 academic program.
- Selection consists of Gr.11 marks (or Gr.12 if available). Only students who wish to train for the ministry in the Reformed Churches in South Africa must also undergo psychometric assessment. Information about the assessment arrangements will be communicated directly to the student by the faculty.
For enquiries regarding selection, you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 programme requirements with your Grade 11 marks, you can still be considered by the selection committee. The selection committee will recommend the engineering test or the Xcel programme as alternative ways to qualify for engineering. If you receive a 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.