Costs of studying at the NWU

Virtuele toer - Potchefstroom Kampus< Prospective students

Potchefstroom Campus

How much will it cost me to study?

Introduction

The prescribed application fee, residence application fee, tuition and residence fees are reviewed annually and fully outlined in the official document titled “Payable Fees & Financial Rules”.

The document is available online from the NWU website http://www.nwu.ac.za/webfm_send/59044 or get you hardcopy from Building F1 on campus.  Feel free to contact Student Fees & Debtors to obtaining this document at:


Tel:              (018) 299 2667/ 2668/ 2669/ 2670/ 2671/2672/ 2673
Fax:             087 230 3700
E-mail:         PUK-studyfees@nwu.ac.za


Application fee and application to a residence

New students must first apply for admission at the North-West University. The application form for preliminary admission to the University will not be accepted for evaluation by the University without the necessary proof of payment of the prescribed R150 application fee and R500 application for placement in a residence, should you wish to stay on campus residence.

Cheques or postal orders made out to the NWU may be posted with the application form to The Campus Registrar, Admission Office North-West University, Private Bag X6001, POTCHEFSTROOM, 2520.

For this purpose ONLY a direct bank deposit or electronic payment can be made into the North-West University bank account. The account “NWU DIVERSE” must be used and the account details are ABSA, account number 670-642-313, and branch code 632-005. Please contact us with enquiries about this bank account at puk-bankdeposit@nwu.ac.za.

The most important is your reference

  • South African citizens must please use the letter A together with the prospective student’s RSA ID number as reference for our bank account.
  • Foreign students must, however, use the letter A together with the prospective student’s date of birth and surname as reference for our bank account.

Tuition fees

The final list of all modules and their rates is available during registration. An average calculated estimate per qualification for 2016, subject to adjustment and approval by Council, is set out below. The registered modules, however, determine the exact amount of the tuition fee per year.

This is a list of estimated tuitionfees for some general degrees for 2016.

Program

Rand / annum

BA

34 245

BA (Communication)

32 225

BA (Graphic design)

35 095

BA (Music) includes Conservatorium fees

46 335

BA (Social work)

33 550

BCom (Accounting and Informatics)

39 495

BCom (CA)

40 065

BCom (CIMA)

37 740

BCom (Law)

37 205

BCur

31 325

BEd (Foundation phase)

30 950

BEd (Int. and Snr.) or BEd (Snr. and VOO)

31 065

BEng

43 270

BPharm

32 585

BSc (Actuarial Sciences)

43 665

BSc (Consumer Sciences)

34 300

BSc (Information Technology)

35 435

BTh

32 400

Diploma in Sport Science

23 360

LLB

37 205

 

Residence fees for resident students

The estimated residence fees for men’s and women’s residences per year for 2016 are set out below as a guideline but are subject to adjustment and approval by Council.

MEN AND WOMEN RESIDENCES

Rand / annum

Caput, Excelsior, Heide, Hombrè, Karlien, Kasteel, Klawerhof, Kom en Gaan, Laureus, Minjonet, Oosterhof, Over de Voor, Patria, Vergeet-my-nie, Veritas, Wag-'n-Bietjie & Wanda

17 630

MEN AND WOMEN RESIDENCES : SINGLE ROOMS

Rand / annum

De Wilgers, Eikenhof, Ratau & Republiek

18 280

OPPIRIF

Rand / annum

Self-catering

23 950

 

The amount of R500 that was payable for an application to be admitted to the residence, as well as the R4 000 non-refundable amount as confirmation of residence occupation in the case of first-year students - which was already payable. The R4 000, or R500 in the case of senior students, is indicated as a residence deposit on your account statements and will be transferred at the end of March as credit on your tuition and residence account. If you are not going to continue your studies at this institution, you may enquire telephonically at (018) 299-2674, or send a fax to 087 230 3700 or send an e-mail to puk-studyfees@nwu.ac.za.

For more information visit Student Fees & Debtors web pages.

Meal fees

Meals are dealt with strictly on a cash basis at the University. It therefore means that you will have available only what you paid in on your meals account; no credit is therefore extended for meals! Meals, calculated at R92 per day for 170 days, amount to about R15 640 per year or R1 840 per month.

Meals in residence dining-halls can only be taken with the university card. Students pay only for meals that they do take. Meals and snacks can also be bought at the cafeteria with the university card. Apart from meals, only campus approved items may be bought on the university card, such as NWU-PUK dairies, NWU-PUK rugby jerseys, first-year dinner tickets or admission tickets to approved student events.

A direct bank deposit or electronic bank transfer can be made into any of the bank accounts of the North-West University at ABSA, First National Bank, Nedbank or Standard Bank. The pre-defined account named “NWU VENDING” must be selected from list of beneficiaries under ABSA’s Account payments, FNB’s Public Recipients, Nedbank’s Bank-approved beneficiaries or Standard Bank’s Companies.  Screenshots on these setups are available at http://www.nwu.ac.za/content/screen-prints. Only the student’s 8-figure university number will be accepted as beneficiary reference. Should you still wish to send a payment advice, please fax it to 087 230 3701 or email it to puk-bankdeposit@nwu.ac.za.

The relevant account numbers are:

  • ABSA                         40-7010-0351             branch 632-005
  • FNB                            6216-191-6849           branch 240-438
  • Nedbank                    1713-378-558             branch 171-338
  • Standard Bank          33-038-243-8              branch 052-838.

NWU VENDING is therefore exclusively for the cash meal system while NWU STUDENT is meant for tuition, residence or other fees only.


Tuition, residences and other fees payment options

A direct bank deposit or electronic payment can be made into any of the bank accounts of the North-West University at ABSA Bank, First National Bank, Nedbank, Standard Bank or FNB Namibia. The pre-defined account named “NWU STUDENT” must be selected from the list of beneficiaries under ABSA’s Account payments, FNB’s Public Recipients, Nedbank’s Bank-approved beneficiaries or Standard Bank’s Companies list of beneficiaries. Screenshots on these setups are available at http://www.nwu.ac.za/content/screen-prints. Only the student’s 8-figure university number will be accepted as beneficiary reference. Should you still wish to send a payment advice, please fax it to 087 230 3701 or e-mail to puk-bankdeposit@nwu.ac.za.

The relevant account numbers are:

  • ABSA                   40-7009-9350            branch 632-005
  • FNB                      6216-190-7335          branch 240-438
  • Nedbank              1713-378-531            branch 171-338
  • Standard bank     33-038-446-5            branch 052-838
  • FNB Namibia        6224-883-9823         branch 281-174

NWU STUDENT is therefore exclusively for tuition, residence or other fees while NWU VENDING is meant for the cash meals system only.

Minimum first payment before registration
The following estimated amounts are payable during registration in January /February 2016, subject to Council approval.

 

Hostel

Town

Off-Campus

First payment for Tuition

6 460

6 460

6 460

First payment on Residence fees

5 830

-

-

Registration fees

1 490

1 490

1 490

Compulsory payment

R13,780

R7 950

R7 950

R&I (1) meals, compulsory for residence first years

1 065

-

-

Recommended meals (Feb. and March 2016) (2)

2 770

2 770

-

Total

R17 615

R10 720

R7 950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(1) Reception and Introduction Programme for first-year students.

(2) Estimated amount for rest of February and full March meals.

Other costs

Prospective students must take note that Internet use, purchase of prescribed books, Photostats, pocket money and travelling costs are not included in the prices above.

 

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