North West University Mafikeng

By | October 23, 2018

North West University Mafikeng

North West University Mafikeng, The Mafikeng Campus is located in the capital of the North West Province and boast an international ambience on Campus, with students from 22 different countries.  The Campus has a rural atmosphere, with solid buildings and a safe environment with 24 hour Protection Services.   A range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in five faculties are offered on full-time bases. Master’s degrees are offered by dissertation or by taught courses and a mini dissertation, while Doctoral degrees are offered by dissertation.
Unique characteristics of  Mafikeng Campus is a career-oriented training in English; it is  modern campus situated in the capital of North-West Province; there is excellent
sporting facilities with an active cultural and healthy residence life; excellent student support services, such as a counseling centre, health services and assistance for disabled persons; and technologically well equipped facilities, among which a library with study rooms that are open 24 hours a day.  It is the second largest of the NWU’s three campuses with 9 453 students enrolled for 2014.

North-West University Mafikeng Campus

With its strong ethos of community service and skilful blend of academic and research programmes, the Mafikeng Campus embodies the NWU’s commitment to being locally engaged, nationally relevant and internationally recognised.  Situated in Mafikeng, the capital of the North-West Province, the Mafikeng Campus is the second-largest of the University’s three campuses. Students from over 24 countries were among the 10 000 students enrolled in 2015 at its five faculties. Read more about the Mafikeng  Campus

Mafikeng Campus history

A tribute to the people of the North-West Province
The Mafikeng Campus has proud roots in the province and close ties with its people. In the period from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, the people of the North-West Province took the initiative and raised the sum of R100 000 as a contribution to the establishment of their own university.
Initially, their institution was known as the University of Bophuthatswana. Then, after the democratic change that took place in South Africa in 1994, the university community voted by popular ballot to change the name to University of the North-West.
Finally, in 2004 – exactly a decade after the advent of democracy in our country – the university became the Mafikeng Campus of the newly created North-West University.
Since the merger, the Campus has benefited from significant investment in its academic and student infrastructure. New student residences have been constructed, as have new Animal Health facilities, computer laboratories and laboratories for the Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology, amongst others.
Access roads, parking facilities and security at the Campus have also been dramatically improved through an intensive macro maintenance programme funded by the NWU and the Department of Education’s Merger Fund.
Today, the Mafikeng Campus is the second-largest NWU campus and it is the alma mater of numerous top Southern African business and sports leaders.



The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office welcomes you to its link and hope you will find it informative for most of your financial assistance questions. For prospective students we hope you will make NWU Mafikeng Campus, your campus of choice.
Providing innovative, diverse, financial solutions for your studies


  • To provide information on various financial assistance to students
  • To advice students on requirements for continued financial support
  • To award loans and bursaries in a transparent and fair manner
  • To continually seek alternative sources of Finance for our student