Smooth running of the registration process at the North-West University

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:04

Smooth running of the registration process at the North-West University

The management of the North-West University (NWU) is satisfied with the process of registering first-year students across its three campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark. The first-year target for the 2019 academic year is 9 400, and up until today, more than 7 000 students have already registered. The university had received just over 52 000 applications for the 2019 academic year.

It must be reiterated that at this stage the NWU will not accept any new applications for the 2019 study year. The university can be contacted after Friday, 25 January 2019 in order to ascertain whether spots have opened up at the relevant campus, faculty or school where students would like to apply. Details of contact persons in this regard are available on our website.

According to the financial rules of the university, no student will be allowed to register with outstanding debt of previous years and no student will be allowed to register without paying the minimum payable amount before or on registration.

The following arrangements are in place with regard to National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) students:

  • NSFAS students will be allowed to register without paying the first minimum payment.
  • Approved NSFAS students with outstanding debt from 2018 will be allowed to register after signing a DHET Acknowledgment of debt (AOD) document.
  • Approved NSFAS students without debt will be automatically cleared to register.

Students with other bursaries, loans and those who are Fundi recipients, must submit written proof of the bursar, loan institution or Fundi upon registration.

If above students have outstanding debt, a written undertaking by the bursar, loan institution or Fundi must be submitted to the effect that the outstanding debt will be covered.

Students who can provide proof of a feasible plan as to how their studies will be paid for in 2019, will only upon assessment and approval of their payment arrangement plan, be allowed to register. These request forms are available at the Student Accounts and Bursary counters on the respective campuses.

All information regarding the registration process is available on the NWU’s website.

Close to 10 000 returning undergraduate students have also already registered, and all registrations will be finalised during the next two weeks to allow the academic programme to commence on 4 February 2019.

The NWU remains committed to ensure an environment conducive for students to study and to be part of the healthy and vibrant student experience for which the NWU is known.