When Can I Apply For NWU Applications 2025-2026

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When Can I Apply For NWU Applications 2025-2026?

When Can I Apply For NWU Applications 2025-2026?

Are you interested in applying to North-West University? The application period for the 2025 academic year opens on Monday, April 1, 2024, and typically closes on Saturday, August 31, 2024. Don’t miss out! While the application portal won’t launch until April 1st, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your program of choice early on.

Applications for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at North-West University for the 2025-2026 academic year will open on April 1, 2024. The application deadline is August 31, 2024, and there will be no late applications accepted. However, please note that some courses may have earlier closing dates, so be sure to check the deadline for your program of interest.

Submit Your NWU Application Documents by August 31, 2024

Ensure a smooth application process by submitting your supporting documents on time. While timely submission doesn’t guarantee admission, it significantly increases your chances. Here’s what you need to know:

Key Dates:

  • Application Period: Opens April 1, 2023, and closes August 31, 2024. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Supporting Document Deadline: All required documents must be submitted by August 31, 2024.

Required Documents:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Recently certified (no older than one year) copies of:
    • Original identity document
    • (National) Senior Certificate
    • Highest academic results

Application Fee:

  • Free for South African applicants
  • R550 for international students (must be paid before submitting the online application)

Remember: Submitting your application form without the supporting documents is allowed. However, all documents must be received by August 31, 2024, to be considered for admission. Start your application early and avoid last-minute rushes

Read Also: Apply Online at North-West University For 2025-2026

What documents North-West University will require when accepting applications in 2025

The following supporting documentation must be submitted with every application by all applicants:

  • Grade 12 results, Grade 11 results (final results only)
  • copy of your matric certificate – if you have already passed matric.
  • Copy of an Applicant’s Identity document
  • Copy of Applicant’s academic record (if applicable).
  • Applicants 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. see details on the official website
  • Additional documents for international prospective applicants:
    • A copy of relevant results
    • A copy of your passport

Postgraduate students

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

See Also: Is NWU Application free for 2025/2026

North-West University (NWU) Application Dates and Deadlines For 2025

The North-West University online application form will be closed as follows:

Course Name Deadline
All Non-selection courses/programmes August 31, 2024
B Consumer Studies June 30, 2024
B Social Work June 30, 2024
BA Graphic Design June 30, 2024
BHSc in Occupational Hygiene June 30, 2024
BHSc with Human Movement Sciences June 30, 2024
BPharm (Pharmacy) June 30, 2024
BSc Dietetics June 30, 2024
Bachelor of Nursing June 30, 2024
Biokinetics June 30, 2024
Diploma in Coaching Science June 30, 2024
Engineering August 31, 2024
Graphic Design August 31, 2024
Law (LLB, BCom Law, BA Law) June 30, 2024
Music August 31, 2024
Music [BA Music & Society; Diploma in Music; BMus (Music)] June 30, 2024
Occupational Hygiene August 31, 2024
Sciences in Fashion Retail Management June 30, 2024
Sciences in Food Product Management June 30, 2024
Urban and Regional Planning August 31, 2024


To complete the online application form for NWU, go to www.nwu.ac.za and fill out the online application form for the 2025 intake by answering all of the questions on the online forms. To apply online at North-West University, you will need a laptop or a mobile phone.

How to Apply Online to NWU

Follow the steps below to apply online to the North-West University for the 2025 academic intake:

Step 1. Claim Your NWU Identity (STUDENT NUMBER):

  • Visit the NWU online application platform.
  • Click “New application” and choose “Create new student number.”
  • Fill in all required fields to activate your unique NWU ID.

Step 2. Unlock Your Student Portal:

  • Combine your student number and PIN (received in step 1) to log in.

Step 3. Log in and Explore Your Course Options:

  • Use your student number and PIN to access your application portal.
  • Explore the diverse range of programs offered by browsing through the yearbooks.
  • Gain insights into specific requirements, course choices, and admission methods.

Step 4. Showcase Your Qualifications (Prepare Your Supporting Documents)

Undergraduate Applicants:

  • Upload final grade 11 and 12 results (or matriculation certificate if applicable).
  • Include any completed undertaking forms and a clear copy of your ID.
  • If applicable, provide academic records, exemption certificates (USAF), and proof of identity for international students.

Postgraduate Applicants:

  • Submit a filled undertaking form, your ID, and relevant academic records.
  • International students need to include their results, passport, and fee information.

Step 5. Take the Final Step

  • Review your application thoroughly before clicking “Submit application.”

More information is available on the official website HERE.

NWU Contact

  • Tel: 018 299 4383/4130/4263/2445
  • Tel: 018 285 2227/2332
  • Email: applicationsug@nwu.ac.za

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