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Can I get a bursary?

Of course, you can - if you produce good matric marks!

Kan ek 'n beurs kry om te swot?With the right marks you probably already qualify for a rebate on your class fees. The NWU offers some of the best bursaries in the country. 

NSFAS Loan Scheme

Online applications are available on the NSFAS website from 1 August 2017 to 30 November 2017. Find out more


NSFAS Bursary/Loan
Funza Lushaka Teaching Bursary
Academic Merit Bursary
Family Discount
Leadership Bursary
Support Bursary
  • Bursary for disabled students
  • Family Bursary
  • Orphan Bursary
Art and Culture Bursary
External Bursaries


NWU Postgraduate Bursary scheme for Honours, Masters and Doctoral students
NWU Postgraduate Merit Bursary

Campus Specific bursaries: Potchefstroom Campus

Engineering bursaries

     Visit the web address of Faculty of Engineering:  http://engineering.nwu.ac.za/engineering/bursaries
           Contact persons: Claudie.Kroese@nwu.ac.za at 018 299 1530 
                                       Angie.Danster@nwu.ac.za at 018 299 1985

Sports bursaries

     NWU-Puk Rugby Institute: Download pdf application
           Send application forms and enquiries to Ronel.Emms@nwu.ac.za         

           Sport bursaries: Download pdf application 
           Send appliation forms and enquiries to Corene.Middleton@nwu.ac.za        

How do I apply?

Complete and submit the application forms for the relevant bursaries and loans available for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


Mafikeng Campus

MC-UnderGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for undergraduate students
MC-PostGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for postgraduate students

Potchefstroom Campus

PUK-UnderGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for undergraduate students
PUK-PostgradBurs@nwu.ac.za for postgraduate students

Vaal Triangle Campus

VC-UnderGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for undergraduate students
VC-PostGradBurs@nwu.ac.za for postgraduate students