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North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)

The best study opportunities Africa has to offer
As one of eleven comprehensive universities in South Africa, the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus has an academic offering that is internationally recognised and research that attracts some of the continent’s foremost academics.
The Campus has eight faculties:


The Campus’s research model is an example of excellence and is copied by other higher learning institutions, i.e. research areas are grouped together to benefit a holistic approach. The NWU boasts three centres of research excellence, i.e. Pharmaceutical Studies, Nutrition and Space Physics. The research conducted in all of the 22 entities of research, is audited by international peers on a regular basis, thus ensuring excellence. A qualification from the NWU is sought after and internationally recognized.

An invitation to study

The English-speaking profile of our international students is growing rapidly and the Campus wants to extend the following invitation to students to obtain a post-graduate degree (Master’s and PhD) at the university. (Visit our website for a comprehensive list of our academic offering).

The following fields of study that attracts some of the world’s best researchers:
  • Drug Research and Development

    The basis of this research unit is a recognisable force of expertise that excels in innovative medicine research. These researchers form a globally competitive force in the medicine health care field, not only with regard to research, but also human capacity development. Its multidisciplinary team includes pharmaceutical chemists, pharmacologists and biochemists who study all aspects necessary to develop optimal, effective and cost-effective dosage forms for the community.
     
  • Hypertention

    Physiology research programmes focus on cardiovascular risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in the South African population. We focus on epidemiology/community type research studies and clinical studies to investigate underlying mechanisms of vascular dysfunction. Students who have enrolled for a three-year BSc Physiology degree, could continue with a BSc Honours in Physiology (specialising in Cardiovascular Physiology), followed by a MSc in Physiology and PhD in Physiology.
     
  • Nutrition

    Researchers are leaders with national and international expertise in the following areas of nutrition: ethics in nutrition research and funding, nutrition transition; micronutrient under-nutrition; nutrition and child development; overweight and obesity and lipids and cardiovascular disease.
     
  • Space Physics

    Students in this field of study are highly regarded locally and abroad. The NWU aims to provide world-class training in fields such as multi-wavelength astronomy, star formation, astrophysics, space physics and heliophysics.  An MSc or a PhD student, will become part of a team that includes world-renowned as well as up-and-coming young researchers, and dedicated support personnel.
Cost-effective study

Because of the favourable exchange rate of most currencies to the South African Rand, South Africa offers one of the best centres to obtain a post-graduate degree. Bursaries and scholarships are furthermore available to contribute to study and costs of living for qualifying prospective students

Students at NWULiving in Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom Campus, the largest and oldest NWU campus, is situated in the historic university town of Potchefstroom, an hour’s drive west of Johannesburg and the OR Tambo international airport, the main entry point of visitors to the country. Living in Potchefstroom gives the prospective student access to a variety of accommodation, leisure activities that vary from hiking and cycling clubs to facilities for serious sportsmen. Potchefstroom is also the provincial headquarters of 17 high profile sport disciplines and boasts an astro hockey field, a Golf Club and nationally acclaimed cricket, rugby and soccer stadiums as well as the High Performance Institute (HPI).

During the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Spanish team made Potchefstroom their base camp, and each year, during the European winter, more than 1000 international athletes train in the city due to the excellent facilities and favourable lifestyle. The Potchefstroom Campus has 16 000 on-campus students, giving way to a vibrant student community. A further approximate 30 000 are distance learning students.

About 20km outside of Potchefstroom, you’ll find the Vredefort Dome, the oldest and largest meteorite site on earth that received World Heritage Site status in 2005. It also has many historical sites that can be explored.

The Mooirivier Mall offers a unique and modern shopping experience and consists of 110 shops and a new hotel.

For additional information you can also visit the following website: www.potchefstroom.co.za

Contact information
For more information please contact Safiya Waja at safiya.waja@nwu.ac.za or phone her at +27 (0)18 299 2777.

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • MSc
    • Space Science: Physics
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Botany
    • Min 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Chemistry
    • Min 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Min 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • Master
    • Environmental Management
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Chemistry
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Chemistry
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Botany
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Agricultural Economics
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Space Science: Physics
    • 3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MEng
    • Chemical Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MEng
    • Computer and Electronic Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MEng
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MEng
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MEng
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MEng
    • Management and Development
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Chemical Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Computer and Electronic Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Chemical Engineering
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Chemical Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Computer Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Computer and Electronic Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Electrical Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Electronic Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Development and Management Engineering
    • 2-4 Years
    • Vanderbijlpark
    • MMus
    • Music Science
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MMus
    • Performing
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • MMus
    • Composition
    • 1 Year
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Music
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Performing
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Composition
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MA
    • Sport Science
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Sport Science
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Pharmacology
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Pharmaceutics
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MSc
    • Physiology
    • 2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD (AMBA)
    • Doctor in Philosophy (After MBA)
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MCom
    • Human Resource Management
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MA
    • Human Resource Management
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLD
    • International Aspects of Law
    • 3-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLD
    • Perspectives on Law
    • 3-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLD
    • Trade and Business Law
    • 3-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLD
    • Private Law
    • 3-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLD
    • Constitutional Law
    • 3-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLD
    • Formal Law
    • 3-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLD
    • Legal Profession
    • 3-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM Dissertation
    • International Aspects of Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM Dissertation
    • Perspectives on Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM Dissertation
    • Trade and Business Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM Dissertation
    • Private Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM Dissertation
    • Constitutional Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM Dissertation
    • Formal Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM Dissertation
    • Legal Profession
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM
    • Labour Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM
    • Estate Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM
    • Import and Export Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM
    • Environmental Law and Governance
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • LLM
    • Comparative Child Law
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • MPhil
    • Environmental Law and Governance
    • 1-2 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Dogmatics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Ethics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Homiletics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Catechetics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Church and Dogma History
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Church Law
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Liturgics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Missiology
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Old Testament
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • New Testament
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Pastoral Studies
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Dogmatics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Ethics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Greek
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Homiletics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Catechetics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Church and Dogma History
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Liturgics
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Missiological
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • New Testament
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Old Testament
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Pastoral Studies
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Semitic Languages
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • Mth
    • Latin
    • 1-3 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Dogmatics
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Ethics
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Greek
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Homiletics
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Church Law
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Liturgics
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Missiology
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • New Testament
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Old Testament
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Pastoral Studies
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom
    • PhD
    • Semitic Languages
    • 2-4 Years
    • Potchefstroom

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