Thank you for your interest in studying at the NWU School of Music. Please read the following instructions carefully to ensure a smooth application process.

The process to be admitted to undergraduate music study at North-West University consists of two successive parts, with a separate application for each of these parts:

FIRST — a prospective student must apply for general admission to the North-West University (see 1. below).

THEN — a prospective student must apply for an audition and other selection procedures at the NWU School of Music (see 2.2 below).

The selection process will only start once both these applications have been completed.

Please read this guide carefully for full information on the requirements and processes for application, selection and admission to undergraduate study at the NWU School of Music.

This guide can also be downloaded for printing: English / Afrikaanspdf pdf 412kb).

 

1. Application for admission to the North-West University

Visit the NWU website for full information and instructions to submit your online application.

The closing date for applications for all selection courses, which include all music programmes, is 30 June 31 July 2019.

 

2. Selection

2.1 Admission requirements

Diploma in Music

  • Completed Matric / National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma study
  • APS of at least 18
  • At least 50% (level 4) for English in Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a musical aptitude test and audition

BA Music & Society

  • Completed Matric / National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for degree study, and an APS of at least 21
    OR
    A diploma in music or an equivalent qualification in which the modules for the final year have been passed with an average of at least 60%
  • At least 50% (level 4) for English in Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a practical audition (Grade 3 standard) and a theoretical placement test (Grade 2 standard)

Baccalaureus Musicae (BMus)

  • Completed Matric / National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for degree study
  • APS of at least 24
  • Successful completion of a practical audition (Grade 6 standard) and a theoretical placement test (Grade 5 standard)

 

Students who do not fully comply with the admission requirements (e.g. regarding university exemption), can still apply and present themselves for selection, since conditional arrangements to allow admission could be made in cases of merit.

 

2.2 Application for selection at the NWU School of Music

As soon as application has been made for general admission to the North-West University, prospective students must also immediately apply for selection at the NWU School of Music. Application for selection must be completed online by the closing date of 30 June 31 July 2019.

 

2.3 Dates for selection / audition

The only opportunities to audition will be on Saturday 17 August & Saturday 24 August 2019 at the NWU School of Music & Conservatory in Potchefstroom.

As soon as the application for selection has been received, a specific date for each prospective student's selection / audition will be determined and confirmed.

Audition by Skype / recording will only be permitted in extraordinary circumstances. Requests in this regard can be submitted to the relevant programme manager.

 

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