North-West University Tuition Fee 2024

North-West University Tuition Fee 2024


Payable during registration 2024



Off campus

Registration fee

1 610 1 610 1 610

First payment on tuition fees

6 980 6 980 6 980

First payment on residence fees

6 300

Meals during R&I* (Compulsory for residence 1st years)

1 175

Total before cash for meals

16 065 8 590 8 590

 Suggested payment for meals (February & March 2024)**

3 050 3 050


R19 115 R11 640 R8 590


* Reception and Introduction programme for 1st year students
** See Meal fees for 2024


The following list of Class fees is available per module or per qualification, depending on what you are registering for. The module compilation determines the exact Class fee amount per annum. An average calculated amount per first year qualification for 2024 is portrayed below. This is not a complete list of all qualifications – only of a few general degrees:


 Rand / Per annum


R36 980

BA (Graphic Design)

R37 900

BA (Communication)

R34 800

BA (Music) incl. conservatorium

R50 040

BA (Social Work)

R36 230


R33 830


R35 190

BCom (Management Accounting – CIMA)

R40 760

BCom (Accounting & Informatics)

R42 650

BCom (Law)

R40 180

BSc  (Actuary Sciences)

R47 160

BSc (Consumer Sciences)

R37 040


R40 180


R34 990


R46 730

Diploma in Sports Science

R25 230

BEd (Foundation Phase)

R33 430

BEd (Intermediary & Senior)

R33 550



The amounts below are subject to approval by the Council.


Rand / Per Annum
Mens- and Women’s Residences R19 040
Mens- and Women’s Residences:  Single Rooms R19 740
Oppirif: Self-catering units R25 870


The above-mentioned amounts include the application fee of R 500 for admission to a residence as well as the R4 000 payable to confirm your place in a residence for first year students.  The R4 500, or R 500 in the case of senior students, will be indicated as an accommodation deposit on your statements of account and at the end of March, it will be transferred as a credit on your tuition and boarding account.  If studies are not continued at this institution, only the amount of R500 residence deposit is refundable.  Enquiries can be made via e-mail to, fax to 087 230 370 0 or telephonically at 018 299-2674.

Meals at the university are handled strictly on a cash basis.  This means that you will have available only what you have paid into your meals account; no credit will be granted on meals!

It is therefore important for students to ensure that there is sufficient cash on their Meals account for purchases. Meals, calculated at R100 per day for 170 academic days, amount to approximately R17 000 per year, or R2 000 per month. This is only an indication!

A direct bank deposit or electronic payment can be made into any of the bank accounts of the North-West University at ABSA, First National Bank, Nedbank or Standard Bank. The pre-defined account named “NWU VENDING” must be selected from list of beneficiaries under ABSA’s Account payments, FNB’s Public Recipients, Nedbank’s Bank-approved beneficiaries or Standard Bank’s Companies. Only the student’s 8-figure university number will be accepted as beneficiary reference. Should you still wish to send a payment advice, please fax it to (018) 293 5210 or e-mail to:
The relevant account numbers are:

• ABSA 40-7010-0351 branch 632-005
•  FNB 6216-191-6849 branch 240-438
•  Nedbank 1713-378-558 branch 171-338
•  Standard Bank 33-038-243-8 branch 052-838.
NWU VENDING is therefore exclusively for the cash meal system while NWU STUDENT is meant for Tuition, residence or other fees only.
Payments may also still be made at the cashiers in the Joon van Rooy building from 08:00 to 15:30 weekdays.