NWU Online Application



NWU Online Application

NWU Online Application,



Apply to NWU using the online application

Things to note before using the online application for North-West University:



  1. You’ll need an email address to complete the application. Don’t have one? Get an email address first.
  2. Once you complete an online application you may not send a hardcopy application.
  3. Make sure you complete the application in full (so that there’s no delay from NWU).
  4. Getting a NWU student number does not mean you have been accepted. You will also receive a pin number which you’ll need to use with your student number.

Step 1: Getting a student number (start at step 2 if you already have one)

  • Go to the online application platform ( http://www.nwu.ac.za/af/aanlyn-aansoeke)
  •  Click on New application
  •  Click on Create new student number and complete all the fields
  •  When applying for Distance Learning, please select Potchefstroom as the Campus
  •  You select the study centre of your choice. (E.G Potchefstroom is the Campus but you select Vanderbijlpark under study centre.)

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.

Step 3: What do you want to study?

  • Complete all the fields I.E. the qualifications, modes of delivery and curricula.

Step 4: Upload supporting documents
In order to consider your application, please upload the following supporting documents:

  • Certified copies of the Available grade 12 marks (or gr 11 if the gr 12 marks are not available yet), or a copy of your matric certificate – if you have already passed matric.
  • Certified Copy of your ID
  • Certified copy of the Marriage certificate (if applicable).
  • Certified copy of Academic record for previous qualifications (if applicable)
  • Certified copy of previous qualifications (If applicable).
  • Additional documents for international prospective students:

Step 5: Submit application

  • Please make sure that you press the Submit application

You can also view the steps in a pdf form  Here

Banking details:

  • ABSA account number: 409 169 1369
  • Name of account: NW University Online Registrations
  • Branch code & name: 632 005, Tom Street
  • Reference:
    • A + Prospective student’s ID no OR
    • A + student no OR
    • A+ Date of birth and surname

Apply to NWU using the hardcopy application

You can apply by filling in the hardcopy application form and post your completed application to the desired campus you would like to study at. 
Things to note when applying via hardcopy:



  1. The “old fashioned” way usually takes longer, so you’ll have to be patient.
  2. Make sure you have attached all relevant supporting documentation.

Apply to NWU residence application

Note: Depending on which campus you want to study at, you can collect a form from the Residence Administration Office. Remember there are three different campuses (Vaal Triangle, Mafikeng and Vanderbijlpark campus). 

Application Fees for North-West University:

South African applicants are required to pay an application fee of R150. International students need to pay R550 upon application.
For more information, please visit here.

Submitting Results and Documents:

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to NWU, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.
Transferring students should also ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.
Please note: Some courses require you to write a selection test. Once you have applied, the faculty will invite you to come in for a test. Find out more here.
Make sure to also submit the following:

  • Copy of your ID
  • Proof of Payment for application fee
  • Any additional documents which may be relevant to your application.

You’re almost done! Now all that’s left to do is to wait. Keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter. You are encouraged to monitor your application status at all times, and can do so here.
Do you have more questions? Check out the NWU minimum requirements page here.

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