#MyNWU – your options are manifold!

So, you made the choice to study at the North-West University… Congratulations, you made the right choice! This is the place that will shape and prepare you for the professional world. Here, we prepare you to reap the fruits of your hard work for the rest of your life. But rest assured, it’s not all about book wisdom… We may not have founded the uniqueness of student life, but we certainly perfected it. Prepare for the best time of your life!

The NWU was founded in 2004 and is currently the second biggest university in the country. On top of that, the QS World University Rankings recently place the NWU amongst the top 5% of universities around the world.

In 2018, more than 68 300 contact- and distance learning students were registered at the NWU, 65.5% of which were women.

You probably already decided which of the three NWU campuses you want to attend. Yet, it is still important to get to know the other campuses in the NWU family.

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This is the biggest and oldest NWU campus, with 47 338 students entered here in 2018. All fulltime pre-graduate classes are available in both Afrikaans and English, either by ways of parallel medium classes, or educational interpreting. The campus is home to most of the NWU’s research units and researchers rated with the National Research Foundation.


Mahikeng, the capital of the North-West province, has an international atmosphere, with 431 students from 33 different countries attending courses here in 2018. It’s the second-biggest of the three NWU campuses, with 13 011 students registered here in 2018. Its country location makes this campus ideal for academic programs with a focus on rural development.

Vaal Triangle

The Vaal Triangle campus is situated inside a proclaimed nature reserve on the banks of the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark. This campus has a diverse student profile and a unique environment. Several species of wildlife inhabit the campus grounds. The main focus of the Vaal Triangle Campus, where 7 859 students were registered in 2018, is to add to the skills and expertise of the Gauteng region, serving as catalyst for economic growth.

So, where three strong streams flow, Africa stands proud and tall, teaching tomorrow’s leaders… Welcome to the North-West University! We can’t wait to become your new home.

*2018 numbers have not been audited

3 Replies to “#MyNWU – your options are manifold!”

  1. I want to change campas from potchestroom to vaal triangle

  2. I am highly interested in studying at Mafikeng campus

  3. I choose Mahikeng campus to study Diploma in Sports and i want to stay in res


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