Registration process at the North-West University

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 01/26/2017 - 14:42

Registration process at the North-West University

The new academic year is off to a good start with enthusiastic students registering on all three of the North-West University’s (NWU) campuses. As on 26 January nearly 7 000 first years have already enrolled. The NWU’s target for first-year enrolments for 2017 is 8 894.

Both first years and returning students are still registering. This process will run until the first week of February. So far just more than 14 000 students have already registered, with the first years being part of this total. Staff from the academic and financial administration, faculties and the student council and its committees are working around the clock to assist especially first years with the registration process. The registration process is constantly monitored and we are confident that we will achieve our targets set for 2017.

No problems have been experienced on any of our campuses, and as in the past, contingency plans are in place to monitor the situation and to allow us to intervene should it be necessary. With the assistance of all NWU stakeholders we can ensure that we will successfully conclude the 2017 academic year, as we did in 2016. “The NWU is a place of study and research, and our staff and students deserve an environment conducive for this. We look forward to working with all our stakeholders, including staff and student representatives to ensure that we continue to make a positive impact towards the development and growth of our country. ” vice-chancellor of the university, Prof Dan Kgwadi, remarked.

According to Elmarie de Beer, executive director for finance and facilities, the NWU is in constant dialogue with NSFAS and is committed to ensure that as many students as possible can be assisted to register. “According to NSFAS, they are constantly approving more students every day and expect to finalise all applications by close of business on 27 January 2017. Apart from this, there is also a channel for academically deserving students who did not receive NSFAS funding and are not able to pay the minimum required registration fees. Their cases are handled on merit by financial registration committees on each of the NWU’s campuses. These committees aim to help students to register as long as they can make sufficient arrangements to pay the registration fees as soon as possible.”

We thank all our students and staff for their patience and assistance in ensuring a successful registration process.


Louis Jacobs: 082 901 6435/
Director: Corporate Communication

Date: 26 January 2017