A short research motivation of about 1000 to 2000 words must accompany the application form together with all the necessary documentation. This proposal must cover the topic suggested for research and must clearly state the research problem. A short explanatory back ground must be given explaining why the specific topic is of importance. Subject references must comply with the accepted NWU - style (Harvard method). 

Please attach full academic records/Transcripts that are certified and a copy of your ID/Passport.

 

 

I am a current NWU student (I just can't get enough of the NWU)

Please download, complete and submit the following application form:

  1. Application form [2MB]
  2. A certified copy of your SA ID document (or your passport if you are an international student) should accompany your application form.

 

 

I am a new NWU applicant (I want to be a part of the NWU):  South African citizens

Please download, complete and submit the following application form:

  1. Application form  [2MB]
  2. The following supporting documents should accompany your application form.
    1. A certified copy of your SA ID document, or your passport if you are an international student
    2. Certified copies of academic transcripts of all qualifications obtained from other tertiary-education institutions
    3. Certified copies of all certificates/diplomas/degrees from other tertiary-education institutions
    4. Proof of payment of the application fee (nonrefundable) of R150 for SA citizens, or R550 for international students
    5. Bank details: 
      • Account name: NWU Online Registrations        
      • Bank: ABSA
      • Account number: 4091691369          
      • Branch code: 632-005
      • Reference number:\
      • NWU student number/university number OR
      • H + ID number if the applicant is a South African citizen e.g. H8401235057089 OR
      • H + date of birth and surname if the applicant is not a South African citizen e.g. H840123Jacobs

 

 

I am a new NWU applicant (I want to be a part of the NWU): International applicants

Please note:

  • All international students must pay the full amount for their proposed study and relevant costs in advance before registration can be finalised.
  • Upon receipt of all the relevant documents, your application will be evaluated by the relevant faculty. Please note that it can take up to six months to process an application, however, postgraduate registrations are accepted up to the end of March of each year. The academic year at the North-West University runs from January to December.
  • All prospective international students must report to the International Office of the North-West University upon arrival on campus for assistance regarding study permits and accommodation. Please submit the following when reporting to the International Office:
    • A sworn statement or bank guarantee must be submitted to ensure that you have access to the necessary finances that will enable you to undertake your studies and to cover your living expenses for the full duration of your studies;
    • Proof of medical cover for the duration of your studies at the North-West University. The International Office will provide assistance if needed.
  • Further guidelines

Please download, complete and submit the following application form:

  1. Application form  [2MB]
  2. The following supporting documents should accompany your application form:
    1. A certified copy of your passport
    2. Certified copies of all academic transcripts, including final results of all qualifications obtained.
    3. Certified copies of all certificates/diplomas/degrees (An evaluation certificate as issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) must be submitted if your previous qualification was obtained in a foreign country. The evaluation certificate may be obtained by visiting the SAQA website www.saqa.org.za.)
    4. A certificate of conduct, as issued by the registrar of the university/college/technikon where you were (or are currently) registered.
    5. A certificate of proof of English proficiency:
      • Prospective students from non-English speaking countries must submit a certificate of English language proficiency, either the TOEFL score sheet or results of the University of Cambridge International English Language Testing System. Students who completed their studies through an English-medium institution prior to submitting their application may apply in writing for exemption from the TOEFL test. Find the TOEFL test here: http://www.ets.org.toefl/.
    6. Proof of payment of the application fee (non-refundable) of R550 for international students
    7. Bank details: 
      • Account name: NWU Online Registrations        
      • Bank: ABSA
      • Account number: 4091691369          
      • Branch code: 632-005
      • Reference number:
      • NWU student number/university number OR
      • H + ID number if the applicant is a South African citizen e.g. H8401235057089 OR
      • H + date of birth and surname if the applicant is not a South African citizen e.g. H840123Jacobs

 

 

I am an alumnus (former student) of the NWU (I want more of the NWU)

Please download, complete and submit the following application form:

  1. Application form  [2MB]
  2. The following supporting documents should accompany your application form.
    1. A certified copy of your SA ID document, or your passport if you are an international student
    2. Certified copies of academic transcripts of all qualifications obtained from other tertiary-education institutions
    3. Certified copies of all certificates/diplomas/degrees from other tertiary-education institutions
    4. Proof of payment of the application fee (nonrefundable) of R150 for SA citizens, or R550 for international students
    5. Bank details:
  • Account name: NWU Online Registrations
    • Bank: ABSA
    • Account number: 4091691369
    • Branch code: 632-005
    • Reference number:
    • NWU student number/university number OR
    • H + ID number if the applicant is a South African citizen e.g. H8401235057089 OR
    • H + date of birth and surname if the applicant is not a South African citizen e.g. H840123Jacob

 

 

NWU Masters

http://www.nwu.ac.za/postgraduate-bursaries

 

Bursary Conditions
1. The bursary is available only to postgraduate students who register for a first, prescribed Masters’ course unit. Students registered for occasional studies do not qualify.
2. Application for the bursary must be done annually on the prescribed application form before or on 31 March 2018.
3. Masters students are allowed to receive bursaries from one or more sources. There is no limitation on the amount of the Masters bursary.
4. Students from other universities must attach an academic record of the preceding qualifying degree.
5. The bursary amount is repayable if a student fails to comply with any of the conditions, terminates studies or does not complete the course within the prescribed period.
6. The University reserves the right, should circumstances be justified, to alter the guidelines, conditions and values of the bursary without prior notice to the applicant.
7. The bursary will be awarded as follows:
7.1 To qualify applicants must have achieved an average of at least 60% for all modules/subjects during the preceding, completed Honours degree. Students who have obtained a four-year B-degree in BIng, BPharm, MMus or BArt et Science in Town and Regional Planning also qualify. Academic records of the previous completed degree must be attached. Certificates only is not valid.
7.2 Part-time students and working students may apply for a 50% allocation of the NWU postgraduate bursary (working students are defined as students who work for an employer, earning a salary and where work is the main activity).
7.3 The bursary is valid for two (2) years only. R20 200 per year will be awarded for full time students - the total bursary value over 2 years is R40 400.
7.4 All students from the SECOND YEAR of the degree apply for the Masters Progress Bursary: For the Progress Bursary the prescribed Progress Report, completed by the study leader, must be attached to the application. This report serves as a recommendation of academic progress. If the student didn’t previously received a NWU Masters Bursary the student must attach the academic script of the preceding qualifying degree also to verify the average of 60%. Incomplete applications do not qualify.
7.5 If a Masters student, after completing the degree, immediately enrolls for Doctoral studies, R20 200 will be carried over to the first year of Doctoral studies. If the student does not enroll for Doctoral studies the bursary value remains only R20 200.
7.6 Bursary holders must complete the Masters degree within a minimum grace period of three (3) years.

 

Doctoral

http://www.nwu.ac.za/postgraduate-bursaries


Bursary Conditions
1. The bursary is available only to postgraduate students who register for a first, prescribed Doctoral course unit. Students registered for occasional studies do not qualify.
2. Application for the bursary must be done annually on the prescribed application before or on 31 March 2018.
3. Doctoral degree students are allowed to receive bursaries from one or more sources. There is no limitation on the amount of the Doctoral bursary.
4. The bursary amount is repayable if a student fails to comply with any of the conditions, terminates studies or does not complete the course within the prescribed period.
5. The University reserves the right, should circumstances be justified, to alter the guidelines, conditions and values of the bursary without prior notice to the applicant.
6. The bursary will be awarded as follows:
6.1 To qualify applicants must have achieved an average of at least 60% for all modules/subjects during the preceding, completed Masters' degree. Academic records of the previous completed degree must be attached – certificates of degree only is not acceptable.
6.2 Part-time students and working students may apply for a 50% allocation of the NWU postgraduate bursary (Working students are defined as students who work for an employer, earning a salary and where work is the main activity).
6.3 The bursary is valid for three (3) years only. R24 000 per year will be awarded for full time students - the total bursary value over 2 years is R72 000.
B NWU DOCTORAL BURSARY