Postgrad Application Process

Postgraduate Application Process

How do I apply?

Continuation (you are currently a student at the North-West University)

Applicants who were registered at the NWU in 2016 and who would like to pursue masters and/or doctoral studies in 2017 must submit:

  • Completed application form (electronic/printed); and
  • Certified copy of ID document (if you are a SA citizen) or your passport (if you are an international student)

 Alumni (former students)

Applicants who were registered prior to 2016 at the NWU and who would like to pursue masters and/or doctoral studies in 2017 must submit:

  • Completed application form (electronic/printed);
  • Certified copy of ID document (if you are a SA citizen) or your passport (if you are an international student);
  • Application fee:
    • R150.00 non-refundable application fee for South African citizens; or
    • R550.00 non-refundable application fee for non-South African citizens
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts of all relevant qualifications obtained from other tertiary institutions.

 First time/New NWU Applicants

All applicants who wish to apply for masters and/or doctoral studies at the NWU for the first time must submit:

  • Completed application form (electronic/printed);
  • Certified copy of ID document (if you are a SA citizen) or your passport (if you are an international student);
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts, including final results of all relevant qualifications;
  • Certified copies of all certificates/diplomas/degrees;
  • Application fee:
    • R150.00 non-refundable application fee for South African citizens; or
    • R550.00 non-refundable application fee for non-South African citizens
  • If any of the applicant's qualifications were obtained at any non-South African institution, an evaluation certificate as issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) must be submitted. Applicants can apply for the evaluation certificate from www.saqa.org.za
  • Please note that if any of the above mentioned documents were issued in the applicant’s maiden name, the applicant must submit a certified marriage certificate.
  • Additional information may be required by the relevant Faculty.