Online Application

NWU Application 2022 – Apply to North-West University

The North-West University, NWU Application for the 2022 academic year is now open. The North-West University, NWU has sent an invitation to Prospective undergraduate, postgraduate and international students to apply online


The information on this page about the North-West University online application, registrations, courses, and more. Find out what an applicant need to apply for admission at the North-West University, Read how you can apply to NWU Online below.

NWU Application

To apply to North-West University South Africa Online you need to follow the steps below:


Please note that the allocation of a student number does not mean that you have completed the application process. Please go through all the steps below to ensure that your application is complete and that it reaches us. Incomplete applications will not be processed by the University.

Step 2: Log in

When you receive a student number, use that together with the PIN number you created to log in.


Complete all the fields. Use the yearbooks to obtain more information about the qualifications, modes of delivery and curricula.

Undergraduate students

In order to consider your application, please upload the following supporting documents. If the application is incomplete, it may be declined by the University:

  • Grade 12 results, grade 11 results (final results only) or a copy of your matric certificate – if you have already passed matric.
  • Applicants who are currently upgrading their grade 12 results, will only be considered after the improved results are presented to the NWU.
  • Applicants who follow Cambridge, GED or any other non-NSC curriculum, or who may qualify for exemption based on advanced age or post-school qualifications, must provide an exemption certificate as issued by USAF
  • Completed undertaking
  • Copy of your ID
  • Copy of your academic record (if applicable).
  • Additional documents for international prospective students:

Postgraduate students

  • Completed mandatory undertaking
  • Copy of your ID
  • Copy of your academic record (if applicable).
  • Additional documents for international prospective students:

Contact details for help/information

Undergraduate students

Postgraduate students

Mahikeng Campus

Potchefstroom Campus

  • 018 299 4044
  • 018 285 2619
  • E-mail

Vanderbijlpark Campus

Apply to NWU Using Hardcopy Application

Things to note before applying with a hardcopy form:

  1. You will need to post your application form to NWU Campus.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying.
  3. You will find the residence application form with the hardcopy application forms.  Apply to NWU residence by completing the form and submitting the forms altogether.
  4. Make sure you have attached all supporting documents before sending off the application form.

Check NWU Application Status

After successful submission of your application form, you may want to start tracking your application status. The following page shows you how to do that properly.

Click here if you want to track NWU application status or confirm an offer.

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