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North West University

4.1 out of 5 (27 ratings / 23 reviews) Potchefstroom, South Africa
The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus.

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The NWU officially came into being on 1 January 2004 as part of the South African government’s plan to transform higher education. In our case, this saw a historically white university and a historically black university merging to create a new university where South Africans from all walks of life have come together.


The spirit of the university is reflected in the way we unlock the future for people and enable them to make their dreams come true. This spirit runs across all our activities and operations, from our academic offerings and research to our student body, community engagement and sports achievements.


For many years, the NWU has been at the heart of technology advances that support the use and development of South Africa's 11 official languages. Now, as host of a national research infrastructure, the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources, the NWU will be able to take its commitment to multilingualism a major step forward.

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Student services

Office for Students with Special Needs

Housing services

    -Biko house
    -Dr Nelson Mandela
    -Ngaka Modiri Molema
    -Sol Plaatje

Library services

The Ferdinand Postma Library is located in the heart of the Potchefstroom campus. There are five floors in the Library on which a variety of services are available.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The experience is not what I had expected but overall support for students is outstanding, academically, socially and in regard to the students' mental health

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university is exceptionally inclusive with their multilingual policy as well as the integration of student life. The support offered to students by academic staff as well as health services are phenomenal as both our academic life and our mental health is par excellence. The university also encourages an active student life which is made easy considering the...

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Prosengit Sen rated 4 out of 5 stars

All the masters courses are taught by PHD holders and most of the courses are international standards. The campus is a modern building with all vintage looks of a higher education institution. Super maintained online facilities would please any students instantly. The campus is highly secured. Overall the best private university campus in Bangladesh.

Potchefstroom, South Africa

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