6 Things you should know about the Missing Middle fee adjustment grant

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This time of the year universities all over the country are preparing for the 2017 student intake.  Congratulations to all first time entering students who have been fully accepted to the North-West University.  The financial implications of studies will also become a reality when registration starts and you have to take responsibility for the payment of fees.  The department of Higher Education and Training has introduced a fee adjustment grant for the missing middle students. Here are 6 things you should know about the fee adjustment grant.

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I have lost my pin!!


The admission offices at the three Campuses of the NWU receive a lot of inquiries from prospective students who have lost their pin codes. This is especially true for those prospective students who have applied online in the previous year and then could not register for some or other reason. When reapplying a message is received that the identity number already exists. In most cases, if not all, the applicant has lost or forgot his or her pin code. What to do now? Continue reading

10 Tips on how to prepare for the Exams

Exam tipsIf you are in grade 12 your school career is more or less something of the past.  Very soon you will start with the mock exams and after a short break the final exams will commence which is your passport to a new beginning.  Something you have been looking forward to for the past 12 years.  So it is very important that you don’t trip over the last hurdle.  In this post I am giving you 10 tips on how to prepare yourself mentally and physically for these all important exams.  Continue reading

I am accepted for university. What now?

AdmissionsYou have been informed that your application to university has been received and that you are unconditionally or conditionally accepted.  Conditionally accepted normally means that you still have to write your final exams or a selection test, depending on the programme you applied for.  Unconditionally accepted refers to the fact that you are already in possession of a NSC certificate and have met all the application requirements.  Whatever way you are accepted, what now?  In this communication I will try to give some indicators that must be finalized when you come to register in January.  Continue reading

3 Important closing dates for admission to the NWU


When applying for a job at a big company or, like for instance applying for admission to a university, there is a closing date for handing in your application.  This is to allow enough time to complete all administration procedures and to manage the enrollment figure of first year students to prevent having the so called “walk inns” during the registration period in January.  Institutions are very strict in enforcing the set closing dates for admissions and one needs to be wary of it in order not to miss out. Continue reading