NWU at full capacity for 2024 intake

NWU has reached capacity – no walk-in students allowed during registration of first-year students

The NWU has reached full capacity for its 2024 intake with no extra places available. More than 181 000 applications were received of which only 11 717 could be accommodated in terms of our approved enrollment targets.

“The NWU is proud of every Grade 12 learner who has completed their school careers successfully and want to wish them well in advance as they embark on their various endeavours. Unfortunately, we are just not able to accommodate any walk-ins who did not qualify during the application process last year,” says deputy registrar Prof Michael Temane.
He says walk-ins refer mostly to non-accepted students who still want to study but did not meet the criteria or did not apply for admission.
Responses to applicants will be sent from 19 January 2024, when Grade 12 results are released. Prospective students who are uncertain whether they were admitted to study at the NWU should contact the Central Admission and Applications Office (CAAO) call centre or any of the NWU’s campus help desks from 22 January 2024, when online registration will commence.

  • Central Admission and Applications Office: 018 285 4320
  • Mahikeng Campus: 018 389 2252/018 389 2525
  • Potchefstroom Campus: 018 299 4259 / 018 299 4123
  • Vanderbijlpark Campus: 016 910 3168 / 016 910 3119

Prof Temane reminds unsuccessful applicants that another opportunity exists where they may register online on the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) website. The CACH sign-up service aims to provide unsuccessful applicants with access to career development services and where possible, an opportunity to access spaces still available within other higher education institutions.
Sign-up options:

  • WhatsApp message to chatbot number: 078 776 8660
  • USSD: *134*225#
  • Online at cach.ac.za
  • More information is also available on Facebook: CACH_SA

The CACH facility sends prospective students’ information to all tertiary institutions. These institutions may contact them where places exist and if students meet the requirements


Submitted on Tue, 01/16/2024 - 14:44