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Faculties

Welcome to the University of Pretoria. Thanks for choosing UP! Our Mamelodi Campus is a dedicated campus that provides a strong foundational basis for students in the faculties of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Economic and Management Sciences.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has been producing exceptional business professionals for more than 100 years and the centenary year of the faculty was celebrated in 2020. We are renowned for providing high quality classroom experiences and engagement with research that matters to take our students to great heights.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Education is set in its own beautiful campus and surroundings at UP’s Groenkloof Campus, a stone’s throw away from the Hatfield Campus. Our campus gives you access to some of the best infrastructure, libraries, laboratories, sports facilities and lecturers, which all help to prepare our students for future work opportunities in South Africa and beyond.

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Welcome to the EBIT Faculty. Thanks for choosing our Faculty! UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is the largest of its kind in Africa. The School of Engineering holds a position among the top 1% of engineering schools in the world and is a leader in South Africa. The fourth industrial revolution has brought the future to us right now. You have to be part of catching this exciting wave in human history and use your education and skills to uplift and have a positive impact on society. It provides new opportunities and new ways of thinking which, combined with our learning programmes, will give you the education you need to be successful in your first job or start your own business.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria! Thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the largest, most diverse and most comprehensive of its kind in South Africa. The Faculty is housed on UP’s Prinshof Campus, which is a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility with some of the best infrastructure, laboratories, libraries, research facilities and healthcare system-access in South Africa.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Humanities is one of the oldest faculties in South Africa – we celebrated 100 years in 2019. We have used our wealth of experience to develop a range of exciting opportunities for our students. We offer professional degrees in psychology, social work, communication pathology and audiology. We are also at the forefront of the arts, design, music and drama scenes thanks to our comprehensive School of the Arts and our newly launched Javett-UP Art Centre.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! Our Faculty of Law is ranked as the best place to study law in South Africa, and Africa, and we are in the top 100 law schools in the world - a feat unequalled in Africa.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria. Our Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, also known as NAS, is the best home you could choose for expanding your passion for life and exploring new opportunities and careers in the sciences. Just like the fields of study we work across, our faculty thrives on diversity – NAS is diverse in talent, disciplines, and the way we look at the world. This diversity has inspired thousands of students before you, and I’m sure it will also provide the fuel to boost your curiosity about the wonderful world of science.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Theology and Religion is one of the most highly respected and rated faculties of its kind in the world. It’s also one of the oldest and most well-established in South Africa.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria! Thank you for choosing UP, and welcome to a career in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Nursing. The Faculty of Veterinary Science is the only faculty of its kind in South Africa, the best Faculty of Veterinary Science in Africa, and a global top 50 veterinary school. Our veterinary programmes are internationally recognised, and will give you access to skills that will allow you to excel in your chosen field.

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Alternative Admissions


EMS extended programme

The BCom Extended Programme provides you with the opportunity to pursue a career in commerce. It is designed to accommodate students who did not initially meet the minimum admission requirements of the EMS Faculty, but want to pursue a career in commerce.


NAS extended programme

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers an extended four-year curriculum programme that is designed to give students an alternative path to entering certain science-based programmes.


To BVSc & BVetNurse from BSc (Biological Sciences), BScAgric, etc

Are you passionate about the well-being of animals? If you’ve applied for a degree in Veterinary Science but were not admitted into the programme, the good news is that this doesn’t have to be the end of your dream. There are alternative routes available.


To Healthcare sciences programmes from BSc

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the medical field but don’t qualify to study medicine or dentistry? Consider one of our other highly regarded healthcare programmes. #ChooseUP


To MBChB & BChD from BSc (Biological Sciences)

Are you pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry, but weren’t admitted with the first intake of students? There is an alternative route. #ChooseUP

Campus Tour

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Other Interests

How to choose modules
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Choosing your modules for the first time can be a daunting experience. Here are a few guidelines and tips for when it comes to registering at the University of Pretoria.

Technologies for student success
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In this video we share a few things you need to know to help you get the best possible start to your academic career at the University of Pretoria. The focus is specifically on our teaching methods, and the technological requirements for studying at UP.

Financial Support and Awards
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The University of Pretoria is proud of all the academic achievements of our students. And if you choose UP, we have the [email protected] Assist Financial Awards for new first-year students who have excelled academically.

Sport
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With more than 30 sport clubs and 10 sport academies, TuksSport offers a home for dedicated sport people.

Student Accommodation
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Student accommodation is much more than just having a place to stay. Your student life at the University of Pretoria will be an unforgettable experience. The services and activities offered by TuksRes, which is UP's Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation, will enhance your student experience as you become part of our community.

Culture & Arts
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Students at the University of Pretoria (UP) are invited to participate in our wide range of cultural organisations and activities.

Student Counselling
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As a student you may encounter some personal difficulties. The University of Pretoria (UP) offers students academic, therapeutic and emotional support.

Library
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The Department of Library Services (DLS) plays a key role in supporting the University of Pretoria in its pursuit of academic and research excellence.

Safety and Security
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Students are the lifeblood of the University of Pretoria (UP) and maintaining a safe environment that allows students to study and participate in sport, cultural and social activities with peace of mind. Existing security measures are constantly monitored and reviewed while new, innovative measures are implemented to improve the safety and security of all students and personnel.

Your Questions Answered

FAQ’s

Going to university for the first time means you have lots of questions. You’re not alone! Here are some answers to the questions that we’re asked most often.

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Enquiry Form

Some questions are a bit more complicated. Do you have an unanswered query? Send us your question via the enquiry form.

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Enquiry Form

Live Chat

Let’s see if we can answer your questions immediately. Our UP team is ready and looking forward to engaging with you to respond to your enquiries.

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Live Chat

THE UP WAY

THE UP WAY is our way of life at the University of Pretoria. It is our ethos, our vibe, our way of life and what we stand for as an institution.

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#ChooseUP Survey

The Virtual #ChooseUP Day survey is now closed.

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