NWU Prospectus – North-West University

NWU Admission 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@mynwu.info / 018 285 4320.

Please note that, 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 based on their Grade 12 results for admission to these fields.

Areas Students Can Study at NWU

Below are the different fields students can get qualifications in to further their education. We have also included a few of the programs on offer for the different fields. To learn more about what each subject and qualification requirements, go to: 


Economic And Management Sciences

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (general)
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy (CA) 
  • Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy (CA) 



  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Foundation Phase Grade R – 3
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Intermediate Phase Grade 4 – 6
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Senior and Further Education and Training Grades 7 – 12


  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Health Sciences

  • Diploma in Coaching Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and Literary Studies


  • Bachelor of Arts in Law (BA in Law)

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

  • Diploma in Animal Health
  • Diploma in Animal Sciences


  • BA in Ancient Languages as first qualification
  • BTh with Bible Languages and Bible Translation

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 and 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, before registration for the upcoming academic year.  Successful candidates are advised to contact the relevant faculty to ensure that they register for the correct qualification, programme and /or curriculum.

The NWU Prospectus for North-West University is now available for download. The prospectus provides a comprehensive guide to North-West University. It looks at both the academic side in terms of what courses are available and information on the courses as well as student life at the University.

What can you find in the NWU Prospectus?

The NWU prospectus for undergraduates and postgraduate students provides course information, details on how to apply and admissions criteria, accommodation information, course fees and general information about North-West University.

Download the NWU Prospectus

You can access the prospectus by using the links below:

View the NWU Prospectus – Undergraduate Students

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