MyNWU – your place of study and of rest!

As the saying goes, “home is where the heart is”. We guarantee that the NWU will have a special place in your heart in no time. That’s why we offer our students a huge variety of accommodation – both on and off campus. We are eager to help you find the perfect home away from home!

At the NWU, Resident Services is responsible for the smooth operation of housing and residences on each of the NWU campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom, and Vanderbijkpark.

We also guarantee a safe, hygienic, and well-maintained residence environment that promotes learning. Campus housing will play a big part throughout your university experience. To our students, residences are the heart beat of campus life. Your residence will become “home” very quickly. It is a place where friendships are shaped and strengthened, where cultural differences are discovered and treasured.

Mafikeng Campus

There are 11 residences on the Mafikeng Campus, housing a total of 3 000 students. Each of these buildings also has internet access.

The following residences provide accommodation to first year students:


●   Dr. Nelson Mandela 1

●       Hopeville


●   Dr. Nelson Mandela 2

●   Khayelitsha

For senior students:

For more information about housing on the Mafikeng Campus, contact Freedom Gwele on 018 389 2923 or

Potchefstroom Campus

Several different types of campus housing are available on the Potchefstroom campus. These comprise campus residences, town residences, and private accommodation.

Campus residences:

There are 11 women’s residences and nine men residences on campus.


●   Eikenhof

●   Heide

●   Huis Republiek

●   Karlien

●   Kasteel

●   Klawerhof

●   Minjonet

●   Oosterhof

●   Vergeet-My-Nie

●   Wag-‘n-Bietjie

●   Wanda


●   Caput

●   Excelsior

●   De Wilgers

●   Hombré

●   Laureus

●   Over de Voor

●   Patria

●   Ratau Lebone

●   Veritas

Town residences:

You might be wondering what the difference is between a town residence and a campus residence… Well, students who live in rooms, apartments, cottages, or their parents’ places instead of in on-campus residences, still take part in the organized student life activities by joining one of our “town residences”.

These organisations are structured exactly the same as campus residences, except for the fact that its members don’t necessarily share the house they live in.


●   Bellatrix

●   Dinki

●   LaVaria


●   Heimat

●   Thaba-Jäh

●   Villagers

Rugby students:

  • Pukdorp offers comfortable accommodation located on the Potchefstroom campus. Apartments have between two and nine bedrooms, and each comes with its own kitchen and bathroom.
  • Soetdorings is convenient accommodation within walking distance of the Fanie du Toit sport terrain, HPI gymnasium, and the Potchefstroom campus.

Both Soetdorings and Pukdorp have been taking part of organised residence life at the NWU for the past five years.

Senior Students:

  • Oppirif is a senior residence located on the NWU Potchefstroom campus. Consisting of 42 blocks – six units with two single rooms in each unit – Oppirif houses 504 students.

For general enquiries about accommodation on the Potchefstroom campus, contact Caro Bamberger on 018 299 1188 or

Due to space restrictions, on-campus housing isn’t always available to all students on the Potchefstroom campus. For this reason, many students make use of private accommodation. To make the house hunt a little easier, this campus founded an imitative that assists you in finding the perfect private accommodation. More than 75% of the students studying at the Potchefstroom campus have to pass by three other universities to get to Potchefstroom. This means that their parents cannot necessarily make the time to find suitable accommodation for their children. Pukki Accommodation takes care of this problem by means of a quality-controlled and easily accessible system – a website and an office on campus. Contact them on 018 100 0040 or visit for more information.

Vaal Triangle Campus

This campus offers its students 12 residences, of which five are located on campus, and five are in the Vanderbijlpark area. The two day residences are for students who live at home, but drive to campus every day.


●   Acacia (day residence)

●   Bohlale Village

●   Ebukhosini

●   Faranani

●   Jasmyn

●   Kumba

●   Longfellow

●   Moahi Village

●   Thuthuka


●   Oryx (day residence)

●      Bohlale Village

●      Ebukhosini

●      Faranani

●        Kumba

●      Longfellow

●      Moahi Village

●      Thuthuka

●   Vergelegen

For post-graduate students:

  • Horizon residence offers modern accommodation to 84 post-graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on campus. Accommodation comprises several two-bedroom units located in separate blocks for men and women.

For more information on the Vaal Triangle Campus’s accommodation options, contact Karin Venter on 016 910 3308 or

Tumi Mambo can also be reached at 016 910 3051 or

5 Replies to “MyNWU – your place of study and of rest!”

  1. Ek is ‘n eerstejaar volgende jaar op die NWU en is tans dringend nog opsoek na verblyf in kampuskoshuis.Potchefstroom kampus.Ek sal waardeer as u hulle my naam op ‘n waglys sal plaas indien koshuise al oor vol is.

  2. i am willing to study at NWU this year(2019)ever since i got my self a bachelors degree but with level 3 in mathematics so am pleasing to do a refresher course in mathematics at vaal triangle campus(kumba)

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