North West University Bursaries

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North West University Bursaries

Bursaries and loans

The Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) offers a wide range of bursaries to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students with academic potential, who are financially in need can apply for the different bursaries.

Financial Support offers the following bursaries: academic bursaries, leadership bursaries and arts and culture bursaries. Students can also apply for support bursaries – distance bursaries, bursaries for disabled students, family and orphan bursaries.

The NSFAS bursary loans scheme also offers financial support. These bursaries cater for students with academic potential who are financially in need. The scheme is available to all full-time undergraduate students who meet a series of requirements.

Please contact the bursary office for more information on the bursaries schemes: (+27) (0)16 910 3134 or (+27) (0)16 910 3157.

Click here for more bursary information and to view the closing date for the different available bursaries.

NWU Bursaries – Undergraduate


NWU bursaries for undergraduate students

Instant Info – 2016
Application forms:


NWU Bursaries – Postgraduate


NWU bursaries for postgraduate students

Instant Info Honours 2016

Instant Info Masters and PhD 2016
Application forms:



Eduloan is the preferred provider of study loans. Since 1996 the studies of more than 530 000 students to the value of R2,2 billion have been financed. Once a loan from Eduloan has been approved, the educational institution is paid directly. No deposit is required from the student and monthly repayments are fixed for the duration of the loan. Loan terms are from 6 to 22 months.

Contact Eduloan on 0860 55 55 44 or apply at

For you convenience an Eduloan office is located on campus at Building 19, tel 016 910 3133



The following closing dates are very important:

Applications for prospective students close on 30 September 2015.
Applications for senior students close on 31 August 2015.


By applying for NSFAS, it does NOT mean that your approval is guaranteed. Please apply for other bursaries as well.

First time Applicants can get the form from the Bursary Office on Campus (building 24).

Senior Applicants can get the form from the Bursary Office or

NSFAS Application form for Senior Applicants


Funza Lushaka


Findza Lushaka Bursaries
For Enquiries:


Additional Bursary website



Can I get a bursary?

Of course you can – if you produce good matric marks!

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.

Bursaries available at the Mafikeng Campus

The Mafikeng Campus Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will guide you through the many student loan and bursary options available to you. Find out more.

Bursaries available at the Potchefstroom Campus

Undergraduate and Postgraduate visit Financial Support Services for more information.
Here are other available bursaries:

Engineering bursaries

For detailed information contact Claudie Kroese @ 018 299 1530.

Sports bursaries

For information on a NWU-Puk Rugby Institute bursary, e-mail Ronel Emms. For other sport bursaries, e-mail Corene Middleton
Sport bursary application form (download pdf)

Alumni loan fund

Edu-Loan administrates the loan scheme on behalf of the NWU and you are welcome to contact them at 018 299 1008.

Undergraduate bursaries instant information

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Bursaries available at the Vaal Triangle Campus

  • Academic Bursary (awarded automatically based on your final Grade 12 results)
  • Leadership bursaries and Arts & Culture bursaries
  • Support bursaries
    • Bursary for disabled students
    • Family bursary
    • Orphan bursary
  • Sport bursaries

Contact the Vaal Triangle Campus

  • Financial queries:
    • 016 910 3234/ 3167/ 3156
    • Room G49
    • Building 24
  • Financial assistance:
    • 016 910 3166/ 3157/ 3134/ 3056
    • Bursary office
    • Building 25

Undergraduate bursaries instant information