As with a lot of other things, the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to many of our annual events. One such event is the Open Days on our respective campuses. Open Days grant the prospective student and parents the opportunity to explore and experience the vibrant student life and on- and off campus facilities first hand.

Don’t despair, we still allow campus visits on the respective campuses until end of November 2020, with strict Covid-19 protocols in place of course! Considering the missed Open days, we thought we would put together some information about our on an off-campus accommodation on our respective campuses…because we know that home is where the heart is, and like many before, we hope you will fall in love with our beautiful campuses and its equally advanced facilities.

Moving away from home can be daunting and especially if you going to share a residence with so many others. The beauty of it stem from the friendships and connections that’s forged and the sense of camaraderie. A feeling of belonging and ultimately becoming… This is exactly what you will experience when you move into a residence at the NWU. It is the place where you will learn, but also the place to form meaningful friendships and connections which will help expand your worldview and become the professional you envision yourself to be.

What is more, the NWU offers you an enormous variety of accommodation on and off the campuses and would like to help you to find the perfect home away from home.  Keep on reading to learn more about the place where new friendships are formed, and cultural differences are discovered and nurtured.

@Mahikeng Campus

The Campus has 11 residences that are all located on the campus and that can house a total of approximately 3 000 students. You will have internet access at each one of these residences.  Click here to read more about each residence.

For more information on the residences on the Mahikeng Campus, contact Freedom Gwele at 018 389 2923 or

@Potchefstroom Campus

On the Potchefstroom Campus, there are different types of accommodation available. This comprises residences on the campus (11 ladies’ residences and 9 men’s residences), town residences (3 ladies’ residences and 5 men’s residences), and private accommodation. The choice is yours.  Click here to read more about each residence.

For general inquiries about accommodation on the Potchefstroom Campus, contact Caro Bamberger at 018 299 1188 or

Because there is not enough room in campus residences to accommodate all students who study at the NWU’s Potchefstroom Campus, many students also use private accommodation.  To help you to get the perfect private accommodation Pukki-verblyf can be of assistance. Contact them at 018 100 0040 or visit for more information.

@Vanderbijlpark Campus

The campus offers 12 residences, five of which are located on the campus and five in Vanderbijlpark. There are also two “day” residences for day students who live at home but commute to campus every day.  Click here to read more about each residence.

For more information on accommodation on the Vanderbijlpark Campus, contact Karin Venter at 016 910 3308 or Tumi Mambo can also be contacted at 016 910 3051 or

This is in a nutshell what accommodation at the NWU entails.  Visit our website if you need more information or contact the Marketing and Student Recruitment department at:

Tel: 0860 169 698
WhatsApp: +27 60 070 2606