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Studying Education at the University of Pretoria

The Faculty

Message from the Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Education - Prof Chika Sehoole

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.

Our professional programmes in education are relevant and internationally recognised and accredited. We produce competent teachers of a high calibre with an excellent, in-depth knowledge of their subject fields.

You will be among the best teachers because you’ll be part of THE UP WAY of life. This means that you will receive a very high quality of teaching and learning support which will make you a creative and innovative thinker. Our training also equips our students with digital literacies for the 21st century. You will be able to have a positive impact in society by shaping and developing young minds.

We’ve got all the systems in place to help you to graduate on time and join the world beyond university with all the skills you need to get your first job or start your own business.

As a teacher, you will live THE UP WAY because you will understand the value of being caring, kind and respectful to everyone. You’ll also live THE UP WAY because you’ll learn to be adaptable, creative and confident, because the world’s best teachers need to inspire these qualities in their learners.

So, Choose UP, and we hope to see you next year!

Explore Our Campus

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The Groenkloof Campus is the home of the Faculty of Education. This Faculty offers initial and advanced training for students pursuing a career in education, and serves students from the four corners of the world. The Faculty is well known for its research and modern teaching methods.

Academic Programmes

The University of Pretoria (UP) has earned the well-deserved reputation for teaching excellence for more than a century. Highly qualified academics, actively engaged in research and the generation of new knowledge, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Read more about UP’s undergraduate programmes.

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A Student's Perspective

A day in the life of a UP Education student

UP Voices

UP Voices

Student Accommodation

Welcome to TuksRes - "Your home away from home"

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Groenkloof Accommodation

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Other Interests

Study Support

Study Support

As you embark on the amazing journey that is the life of a university student, the whole world is opening up to you.

You’ve chosen the University of Pretoria (UP) as your partner on this journey and we are honoured. We intend to stand with you every step of the way.

We strive to help you graduate on time with a range of support offerings to ensure that you can excel in an academically challenging environment.

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Future Africa

Future Africa

The University of Pretoria’s Future Africa campus is the place where Africa’s leading scientists and scholars from across the world and from a broad range of disciplines come together to leverage the benefits of transdisciplinary research to address the grand challenges that face Africa and the world.

Issues of critical relevance to Africa are tackled: from sustainable development and good governance, citizen participation and human rights, to advancing innovation for the bioresource economy.

In a world where ideas and technologies evolve rapidly and the challenges we face are multifaceted and transnational, Africa needs a new generation of original thinkers with international perspectives, yet with a scholarly vision and voice that is rooted in Africa.

The Future Africa campus provides a dynamic living, learning and research environment where a community of scholars and other societal role players will engage to advance excellence in scholarship, dialogue and impact. Here the continent’s brightest young geneticists, chemists, economists, lawyers, engineers, social scientists and other specialists are able to work side by side in an environment that facilitates world-class creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

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SRC and Student Life

SRC and Student Life

One of the best ways to make the most of your time at the University of Pretoria (UP) is to take advantage of all that our campus has to offer.

There are various student structures that organise the large variety of student life activities on campus. Experience new things, make a difference to your own life and the lives of others, and have fun doing so!

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What next?

How to apply?

We're delighted that you're interested in studying with us.


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Any further questions?

Our Course Enquiries team are ready to hear from you. You can get in touch in the following ways:


  • George Storrar Dr & Leyds St
  • www.up.ac.za
  • +27 (0)12 420 5596
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