Welcome, International Students



Invitation to submit an international recipe

The Global Engagement Office of the North-West University (冰球突破) is embarking on a project to create an International Students’ Recipe Book. We invite you to submit your/family recipes of your home country. You may submit any type of recipe (breads, starters, soups, main dishes, beverages, desserts, cakes, etc.), up to a maximum of five recipes. Recipes chosen for the book will be determined by a selection panel. Read more


Director's welcome

On behalf of the 冰球突破 (North-West University), it is my very great pleasure to welcome you to your new academic home. Whether you are an international student, a postdoctoral fellow, a visiting academic or an international visitor, the 冰球突破 International Office is there to help make your arrival and stay at the 冰球突破 as enjoyable as possible.

As a student of the 冰球突破 you will ultimately study at one of three campuses which collectively boast an extremely diverse team of academic staff members and students:

  • Mahikeng Campus, situated in Mahikeng, the capital of the North-West Province, 
  • Potchefstroom Campus, which has a history stretching back to 1869, has a longstanding track record in delivering high-quality graduates and conducting pioneering research, and
  • Vanderbijlpark Campus, situated in Vanderbijlpark on the banks of the Vaal River. 


The 冰球突破 is an African university which boasts students of some 66 different nationalities and which is recognised internationally for its high standards of excellence, in teaching, learning and research. Here, some of the 冰球突破’s key characteristics include its global competitiveness as regards the very wide range of academic programmes it has on offer, as well as its strategic collaboration with various global academic institutions. Accordingly, the 冰球突破 takes pride in the quality of its comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and its excellent research track record. Indeed, because of its focus on quality teaching and learning, research excellence with developmental relevancy and the implementation of expertise, 冰球突破 graduates are highly regarded by employers the world over.

So hearty congratulations on choosing the 冰球突破 and I trust that your stay here will be a happy and fruitful one and not only add lustre to our institution’s international standing but also prepare you to become a leader in your chosen field of expertise, as well as a competent and professional global citizen.

Warmest regards

Dr Shernice Soobramoney
Director: Global Engagement