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Alumni groupings who wish to donate funds exceeding R20 000 per year for students who fit into specific demographics can now do so. Examples are female students, students enrolled for specific degrees, students living in the alumni’s former residences, and so on.


Sponsorships have made a significant contribution to the future of many of the NWU’s students, enabling them to complete their studies. In some cases where students had outstanding fees, they received their degree certificates after those fees were paid through sponsorships.


Guidelines for sponsorships


Those who would like to make contributions should keep the following in mind:


  • Deposits should be made directly into the NWU fundraising bank account, ABSA 40-8718-2718 North-West University or online.
  • It is important to email deposit slips to and to send an email to Mari if you have specific application requirements or requests. The NWU will revert and refund if we cannot comply with your wishes.
  • Remember to use the reference chosen by you or your consortium and to specify this reference in your email.
  • Section 18A tax certificates will only be issued for donations larger than R200 and upon written request to
  • “Bulk” tax certificates for the previous tax year for multiple donations from single donors exceeding R200 in aggregate will be issued in May each year.
  • A letter in support of BBBEE ratings will be issued for donations from businesses that exceed R5 000 in support of black students. This will also only be done upon emailed request to


Prior enquiries by businesses about particular beneficiary groups can be directed to Ronel Vorster ( or  018 299 2046) for undergraduate beneficiaries and to Susan van der Westhuizen (  or 018 299 2051) for postgraduate beneficiaries.


The NWU values the support of alumni and ensures that every rand will find a beneficiary.

Sponsor a student and invest in their future

We have an increasing number of alumni enquiring about sponsorship opportunities for needy and deserving students at the NWU.


Many have grouped themselves into funding consortia around residences, campuses or study groups. The NWU encourages these initiatives and has put practical arrangements in place to make the sponsorship process easier.


American donors


Alumni and friends based in the USA can now donate to the NWU through a new affiliation with the King Baudouin Foundation in New York, which enables them to receive the requisite US tax deduction certificates.  For more information, please contact Mari Berner at  or Hannes Malan at  Please encourage your friends and family in the US to support our university.



There are many heart-warming examples of students who excelled and reached the highest echelons of their aspirations through the generosity of sponsors.


Our banking details are:


NWU Fundraising

Account 40-8718-2718

Ref: your consortium name or own name


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