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North-West University (NWU)

The NWU is committed to functioning as a unitary, integrated, multi-campus university that enables equity, redress and globally competitive teaching and research across all three of our campuses. Our core activities, teaching-learning and research, are intertwined with community engagement and innovation in our eight faculties, most of which serve both distance and contact students.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)

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. The former  University of North-West merged with the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education. A third party was the Sebokeng Campus of another mainly black university, Vista, whose staff and students were incorporated.

Education

  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Theology

Research

Research Focus Areas:

  • Ancient Texts: Text, Context and Reception
  • Chemical Resource Benefication (CRB)
  • Community Psychosocial Research (Compres)
  • Enabling Optimal Expression of Individual, Social and Institutional Potential (OPTENTIA)
  • Human Metabolomics
  • Material Science Innovation an Modelling (MaSIM)
  • Occupational Hygiene and Health Research Initiative (OHHRI)
  • Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation (PhASRec)
  • Population and Health
  • Pure and Applied Analytics
  • Quality in Nursing and Midwifery (NuMIQ)
  • Social Transformation
  • Trade and Development (TRADE)
  • Understanding & Processing Language in Complex Settings (UPSET)

Career

Career Centre - While we strive to stay engaged locally, it is our purpose to remain relevant nationally and be recognised internationally in everything we do. The Career Centre adds value by offering continuous support in the production of quality graduates. This is accomplished by closing the gap between students and other role players, as well as by opening doors in various professional industries.

North-West University (NWU) Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for North-West University (NWU). Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
26 Jun 2024
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramage Law Group
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
26 Jun 2024
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramage Law Group
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for North-West University (NWU), visit our scholarship search.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
501 100
2022
601
2021
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
601
2023
601 -100
2022
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
801 200
2023
1001
2022
1001
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
487 23
2022
510
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.

Services

Housing services

  • Biko House
  • Dr Nelson Mandela
  • Mbada
  • Ngaka Modiri Molema
  • Sedibeng
  • Sol Plaatje
  • Dr James Moroka
  • Lost City
  • Khayelitsha
  • Hopeville
  • Kgosi Dick Montshioa

Library services

  • Mahikeng Library
  • Potchefstroom Library (also known as the Ferdinand Postma Library)The Ferdinand Postma Library has four branch libraries, namely: Education Library, Music Library, Natural Sciences Library, Theology Library (Jan Lion Cachet Library)
  • Vanderbijlpark Library

Medical services

The health centre is a primary healthcare unit that provides essential healthcare services to students and staff of and visitors to the NWU. 

  • Primary Healthcare
  • Occupational Healthcare

Student Life

Campus life

  • Mahikeng Campus - An innovative institution with a proud heritage, an exceptionally rich culture and an unwavering strife towards excellence - that is the Mahikeng Campus.  
  • Potchefstroom Campus - A unique student experience coupled with a research-driven dynamic, the Potchefstroom Campus is where all are geared towards bringing a brighter future to all. 
  • Vanderbijlpark Campus - As picturesque as it is productive, as pioneering as it is progressive. The Vaal Campus is the epitome of what quality entails. 

Sports facilities

  • The Mahikeng Campus offers excellent sporting facilities which include a soccer institute, swimming pool, outdoor facilities and an indoor sports hall. Both the Soccer Institute and Great Hall have a well equipped gymnasium for circuit and aerobic training.
  • The great hall also caters for badminton, martial arts, squash, boxing, sport dance, indoor soccer and hockey, volleyball, netball and basketball.
  • The swimming pool is a perfect venue for students to learn to swim as well as to improve their different swimming strokes.
  • The Vanderbijlpark Campus sport facilities include a gymnasium, three soccer and rugby fields, two cricket fields, two hockey fields, two netball courts and a basketball court.

Accreditation

The NWU-BS had a virtual re-accreditation visit by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) on 20 and 21 October 2021.

Student Reviews

Why you should consider enrolling at NWU
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's in the top 10 in the local university rankings and the best higher institution in north west province

The learning experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The North-West West University is a good university to study at. I love that it is diverse and has students from different backgrounds, culture, race and ethnicity. Studying at the North-West University provides an opportunity for students to learn new languages and new cultures. I also love that the university associates itself with various societies that provide a...

North-West University is a diverse University.
Caroline rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is the safest University, which enforces discipline. Studying at North-West University was a great opportunity for me to grow both socially and academically. There is always help on anything you could be needing help with, and you never feel alone as there are people always willing to help. Living on campus felt like I was home. <br><i> Review provided by EDUopinions...

Potchefstroom, North-West, South Africa

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