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Faculties and Other Interests

Use the following 3 buttons to personalise your ChooseUP experience, by selecting which faculties you want to explore further, and which videos you would like to watch. Once you make your selection, click Save and the relevant options will display on this page.

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 University of Pretoria! Thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has been producing a very high calibre of business professionals and public sector officials for more than 100 years. We’re renowned for providing a high quality of teaching and learning support which has taken 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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Student Registration

How to choose modules
#ChooseUP

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.

How to register
#ChooseUP

Welcome to the University of Pretoria’s tutorial for online registration. This video will guide you through the registration process in a simple and understandable way.

Credits vs notional hours
#ChooseUP

Understanding the credit value of your modules and the notional hours they represent can significantly increase how effectively you manage your time. This video will guide you in understanding credits vs notional hours.

Communication channels and Registration
#ChooseUP

Applying to university and gathering the correct information can seem overwhelming. Students often have queries, concerns, or require general help and guidance. At the University of Pretoria, we are there to help you.

Completing your online UP Contract
#ChooseUP

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Pretoria! Before you register for your programme, a contract needs to be concluded between you and UP. Watch this video and learn how to access and complete your contract.

Student Success

Technologies for student success
#ChooseUP

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.

Faculty Student Advisors
#ChooseUP

What is an FSA, and why on earth should you get to know yours? In short, your FSA is your survival kit for varsity in one person, helping you to become the best student you can be. Come and have a look!

Student accommodation and NSFAS
#ChooseUP

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.

COVID-19
#ChooseUP

The University of Pretoria closely monitors the COVID-19 situation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is paramount, and we take proactive steps to help ensure that we have a plan of action in place

Entrepreneurship at UP
#ChooseUP

Entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria is about working towards an entrepreneurial university by providing the whole entrepreneurial process under one roof, taking you from an idea to commercialisation.

Career Services
#ChooseUP

Earning a degree is a great achievement. But what happens when you’ve completed your studies? How do you find a job and gain experience? UP's Career Services office helps you to prepare for the real world.

Financial Wellness
#ChooseUP

University of Pretoria understands that studying at a tertiary level comes with many expenses for you and your family. Sometimes students find it difficult to cover all of their university fees along with the related costs like paying for textbooks, food, and transport. We have financial aid available to all students regardless of their household income, study programme or year of study.

Student Support
#ChooseUP

The Department of Student Affairs supports you on your journey to success by helping you to further develop your strengths, looking after your wellness and health, making education accessible for students with disabilities, and ensuring good student governance.

Safety on Campus
#ChooseUP

Students are the lifeblood of the University of Pretoria, and maintaining a safe environment that allows students to study and participate in sport, cultural and social activities with peace of mind is important to us. Existing security measures are constantly monitored and reviewed, and new, innovative measures implemented to improve the safety and security of all students and staff.

TuksRes
#ChooseUP

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 will enhance your student experience as you become part of our community.

What hybrid learning is like at UP
#ChooseUP

Hybrid = Contact + Online. UP’s hybrid teaching and learning model makes transitioning to fully online learning so much easier. Let’s hear what some of our students have to say...

THE UP WAY
#ChooseUP

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.

[email protected] Assist Financial Awards
#ChooseUP

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.

Library
#ChooseUP

The University of Pretoria boasts some of the best university libraries in South Africa. They provide a comprehensive information service for the University's students and staff.

Student Life

TuksSport
#ChooseUP

Whether you are a complete beginner looking to try something new, or an elite athlete with a record of high achievement, UP is home to some of the best sporting opportunities in the world.

Arts and Culture
#ChooseUP

Your academic success is important, but university life is also about having fun and exploring your talents to become a well-rounded graduate who is ready for the world beyond university. At the University of Pretoria we have a vibrant student life and there are many arts, cultural, sporting, and academic extramural activities that you can participate in.

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

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.

Read More

Welcome to the University of Pretoria! Thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has been producing a very high calibre of business professionals and public sector officials for more than 100 years. We’re renowned for providing a high quality of teaching and learning support which has taken our students to great heights.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Explore our Virtual Campus

How to choose modules
#ChooseUP

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
#ChooseUP

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.

Faculty Student Advisors
#ChooseUP

What is an FSA, and why on earth should you get to know yours? In short, your FSA is your survival kit for varsity in one person, helping you to become the best student you can be. Come and have a look!

Student accommodation and NSFAS
#ChooseUP

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.

COVID-19
#ChooseUP

The University of Pretoria closely monitors the COVID-19 situation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is paramount, and we take proactive steps to help ensure that we have a plan of action in place

TuksSport
#ChooseUP

Whether you are a complete beginner looking to try something new, or an elite athlete with a record of high achievement, UP is home to some of the best sporting opportunities in the world.

Entrepreneurship at UP
#ChooseUP

Entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria is about working towards an entrepreneurial university by providing the whole entrepreneurial process under one roof, taking you from an idea to commercialisation.

Career Services
#ChooseUP

Earning a degree is a great achievement. But what happens when you’ve completed your studies? How do you find a job and gain experience? UP's Career Services office helps you to prepare for the real world.

Financial Wellness
#ChooseUP

University of Pretoria understands that studying at a tertiary level comes with many expenses for you and your family. Sometimes students find it difficult to cover all of their university fees along with the related costs like paying for textbooks, food, and transport. We have financial aid available to all students regardless of their household income, study programme or year of study.

Student Support
#ChooseUP

The Department of Student Affairs supports you on your journey to success by helping you to further develop your strengths, looking after your wellness and health, making education accessible for students with disabilities, and ensuring good student governance.

Safety on Campus
#ChooseUP

Students are the lifeblood of the University of Pretoria, and maintaining a safe environment that allows students to study and participate in sport, cultural and social activities with peace of mind is important to us. Existing security measures are constantly monitored and reviewed, and new, innovative measures implemented to improve the safety and security of all students and staff.

TuksRes
#ChooseUP

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 will enhance your student experience as you become part of our community.

Arts and Culture
#ChooseUP

Your academic success is important, but university life is also about having fun and exploring your talents to become a well-rounded graduate who is ready for the world beyond university. At the University of Pretoria we have a vibrant student life and there are many arts, cultural, sporting, and academic extramural activities that you can participate in.

Get UP and GO (Week)
#ChooseUP

For the first time in its history, the University of Pretoria is hosting a fully online first-year orientation programme. Attending Academic Orientation Week helps you get to know your new academic home, and introduces you to the most important support structures available at UP so you can maximise your time here with us.

2021 Academic Year Message
#ChooseUP

These are unusual times for all of us, and we know that it can be daunting for students coming to the University of Pretoria for the first time. However, UP is well equipped to provide you with a hybrid learning approach that combines online teaching and learning with sufficient classroom engagement amid the current lockdown restrictions.

What hybrid learning is like at UP
#ChooseUP

Hybrid = Contact + Online. UP’s hybrid teaching and learning model makes transitioning to fully online learning so much easier. Let’s hear what some of our students have to say...

How to register
#ChooseUP

Welcome to the University of Pretoria’s tutorial for online registration. This video will guide you through the registration process in a simple and understandable way.

How to choose your modules
#ChooseUP

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.

Virtual Campus Tour
#ChooseUP

Experience the University of Pretoria any time, any place, anywhere. UP’s Virtual Campus allows you to explore UP’s facilities and campus life through a combination of 360-degree panoramas and videos.

Credits vs notional hours
#ChooseUP

Understanding the credit value of your modules and the notional hours they represent can significantly increase how effectively you manage your time. This video will guide you in understanding credits vs notional hours.

Communication channels and Registration
#ChooseUP

Applying to university and gathering the correct information can seem overwhelming. Students often have queries, concerns, or require general help and guidance. At the University of Pretoria, we are there to help you.

Completing your online UP Contract
#ChooseUP

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Pretoria! Before you register for your programme, a contract needs to be concluded between you and UP. Watch this video and learn how to access and complete your contract.

THE UP WAY
#ChooseUP

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.

[email protected] Assist Financial Awards
#ChooseUP

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
#ChooseUP

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

Student Accommodation
#ChooseUP

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
#ChooseUP

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

Student Counselling
#ChooseUP

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

Library
#ChooseUP

The University of Pretoria boasts some of the best university libraries in South Africa. They provide a comprehensive information service for the University's students and staff.

Safety and Security
#ChooseUP

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

Mothusi is available to respond to your questions 24 hours per day. Please log in to the student portal to chat to Mothusi. If you would like to talk to our call centre team please call during office hours.

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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.

Read More

#ChooseUP Survey

Thank you for attending the virtual #ChooseUP event. This survey is now closed.

#ChooseUP Survey

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