North-West University NWU Prospectus 2020

North-West University NWU Prospectus

North-West University NWU Prospectus 2020 contains the following important information and it helps prospective students to have more knowledge on the courses, application, entry requirements and how to apply to the university. This page contains a few of the information found in the prospectus, you can download the documents below for details of North West University prospectus.

Courses or faculties available which includes ;

Economic and Management Sciences
Health Sciences
Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Important NWU Application Information

NWU Important Application Dates

How to Apply to NWU

NWU Admission Requirements

NWU Residences/Accommodation

Types of Selection:

  • Paper / Academic selection: Selection is done on the academic achievement of Gr 11 or Gr 12 marks and the best candidates are selected. Average performance is also taken into account.
  • Faculty selection
  • Selection tests
  • Closing date: 30 June 2019

Faculty selection:

  • BCur Nursing
  • B Consumer Studies
  • B Consumer Sciences:
    • Sciences in Food Product Management
    • Sciences in Fashion Retail Management
  • BA Graphic Design
  • BSc Dietetics
  • BPharm (Pharmacy)
  • Biokinetics
  • Diploma in Coaching Science
  • BHSc (with Human Movement Sciences)
  • BA Music & Society: contact Jané Muller +27(18) 299 1692
  • Diploma in Music: contact Jané Muller +27(18) 299 1692
  • BMus (Music): contact Jané Muller +27(18) 299 1692
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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 studying direction. Some courses also require subject specific tests such as Mathematics or Chemistry and Physics. When appointments are made for the tests, students will be notified if they also have to write subject-specific tests and what to study for these.

  • Law (LLB, BA Law and BCom Law)
  • B Social Work
  • Theology
  • BSc in Urban and Regional Planning

In order to book a selection test, the appointment form can be completed electronically or appointments may be made telephonically using any of these numbers 018 299 2890/2896/2893. Be sure to contact us to obtain information about the venues.

Test centres (dates are available on the electronic appointment form):

  • Bloemfontein
  • Durban
  • George
  • Kempton Park
  • Mahikeng
  • Middelburg (Mpumalanga)
  • Nelspruit
  • Polokwane
  • Potchefstroom
  • Pretoria
  • Stellenbosch
  • Upington
  • Vanderbijlpark
  • Vryburg
  • Walvisbaai (Namibia)
  • Windhoek (Namibia) 

Please do not make an appointment if you have not yet applied.Engineering

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After you have submitted your application, you will receive a letter informing you whether you meet the criteria to be subjected to the selection process. As soon as you have received the letter (issued by the CAAO / Admissions Office), you may contact the Faculty of Engineering for an appointment to write the Engineering Test. Read more about the selection process for Engineering  and find all the available dates for the Engineering test


Find Important Documents such as the general academic rules and other faculty documents below;

General Academic Rules


Economic and Management Sciences

Postgraduate (Honours, Masters, PhD)


UndergraduateIn-Service and Further Training Programmes: ADEIn-Service and Further Training Programmes: ACTIn-Service and Further Training Programmes: GRADE RPostgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)Postgraduate (BEdHons, MEd & PhD)







Health Sciences


Natural and Agricultural Sciences



Undergraduate and Postgraduate