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North West University

4.3 out of 5 (20 ratings / 17 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.

Master's Programmes

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
781
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
801
2018
801 -100
2017
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Office for Students with Special Needs

Housing services

    -Biko house
    -Dr Nelson Mandela
    -Mbada
    -Ngaka Modiri Molema
    -Sedibeng
    -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

nice
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
my study experience was couple of challenges to adhere to the deadline and competing with my current job, however intrinsic motivation help me to accomplish the mission, in fact i am done with all modules pending research
The development of a world view
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I have been at two different universities and found that these experiences developed my world views and perspectives on all dimensions of my life. My study experiences are therefore not bound to only academics, but forms part of developing good critical thinking that can contribute in solving problems we face in practice.
The wisdom of my life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Well studied & supported by the institution

Potchefstroom, South Africa