We Care Bursary Fund - The number of academically deserving but financially needy students has significantly increased due to the current economic challenges the country is facing. Some of these students are assisted through the NSFAS scheme. About 34% of our students are cash-paying, while others are from the missing middle category. However, the latter find it difficult to cover their study fees.
The NWU deeply cares for its students and therefore appeals for donations from organisations, alumni and friends of the institution in order to continue to extend this bursary fund to deserving students. This bursary fund assists in covering study fees, books, meals and accommodation.
Final year and outstanding debt - The sad reality is that some of our senior students cannot receive their qualifications because of outstanding fees or historical debt. One of the reasons for this is the retrenchment of sponsors such as parents or guardians, who can no longer assist students financially. Your donations will help to cover the students’ outstanding debt and their final-year study fees to enable them to pursue their dreams.
Covid-19 Response Fund - The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to our society. It has also fundamentally disrupted the higher education system in terms of teaching, learning and assessment activities. The aim of the project is to raise funds to procure entry level laptops to help students to commence with their studies in 2021. The success of these students will help improve the living conditions of their families. We invite you to partner with us as we shape the future of our students. Donation form
Women in Engineering - The aim of the Women in Engineering (WiE) programme is to increase the number of female engineers who are available for industry to employ, to bring about gender equality in the workplace, and to provide fresh perspectives on the challenges faced in this industry. The objectives of this programme are (a) to motivate, stimulate interest in, and improve access to engineering and related studies for South African high school girls, and (b) to support, encourage and inspire existing female engineering students at the NWU to successfully complete and/or further their studies.
Masccom - MASCCOM Training Centre is a unique upgrading centre for mathematics and the sciences. The centre offers learners a second opportunity to improve their mathematics and sciences and to gain that access in a one-year “repeat” CAPS-based programme. The centre is situated in the North West Province in Mahikeng and is run by the North West Department of Basic Education in partnership with the North-West University.
Xcel Programme- The Xcel-programme is a bridging programme in preparation for engineering studies. The programme is hosted on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. The programme consists of two parts: