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NWU has reached capacity - no walk-in students allowed during registration of first-year students

The North-West University (NWU) will not allow persons who did not qualify for admission, did not receive an offer to study or who applied late to enter its campuses as so-called walk-ins during the registration period for first-year students in 2021.

The NWU has reached full capacity for its 2021 intakes (in the various qualifications), with no extra places available. Strictly in adherence to Covid-19 protocols and guidelines, no mass gathering will be allowed at the campus gates and admission offices.

“The NWU is proud of every Grade 12 learner who will complete their school careers successfully and want to wish them well in advance as they embark on their various endeavours. Unfortunately, we are just not able to accommodate any walk-ins who did not qualify during the application process last year,” says deputy registrar Prof Michael Temane.

He says walk-ins refer mostly to non-accepted students who still want to study but did not meet the criteria or did not apply for admission.

Any students who are uncertain whether they were admitted to study at the NWU should contact the Central Admission and Applications Office (CAAO) call centre or any of the NWU’s campus help desks after 24 February 2021, when matric results will be available.

Central Admission and Applications Office: 018 285 4320

Mahikeng: 018 389 2252/018 389 2525
Potchefstroom: 018 285 2692/018 299 4055
Vanderbijlpark: 016 910 3114/016 910 3023

Prof Temane reminds unsuccessful applicants that they may register online on the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) website. The CACH facility sends prospective students’ information to all tertiary institutions. These institutions may contact them where places exist and if students meet the requirements.

For more information about the CACH, visit:

18 Feb 2021 12:50