Does NWU accept late applications?

Applications for admission during a particular year close at the end of November of the preceding year except selection courses and instances in which faculties determine specific closing dates. However late applications are considered in exceptional circumstances.

Click here to get the full documentation as pdf

How do I apply?

Click here to download the application form.  You may apply for admission in one of the following ways:

  • Scan and e-mail the completed application form and supporting documents to  Applications sent to any other e-mail address will not be processed.
  • Send hard copies of the completed application form and supporting documents by post to:  Ms A Jacobs, Unit for Open Distance Learning, North-West University, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom, 2520
  • Deliver hard copies of the application form and supporting documents to:  UnivPrep Office, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, Unit for Open Distance Learning, Building B11, Room G42.

All applications must be accompanied by the following supporting documents. Your application will not be processed without all your supporting documents.

  • Certified copy of your ID document
  • Certified copy of your Matriculation Certificate (National Senior Certificate)
  • Certified copies of other qualifications (if applicable)
  • An applicant who is not a SA citizen and who does not have a permanent residence permit, must obtain a study permit, issued by the National Department of Home Affairs of the RSA.

Now for the good news.  There is NO application fee payable for UnivPrep.

For enquiries, please contact:  Ms Annemarie Jacobs Tel: 018 285 2039 or E-mail: