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Studying Humanities at the University of Pretoria

The Faculty

Message from the Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities - Prof Vasu Reddy

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.

We know you share our interest in culture, people, politics and society. And our faculty can help you develop these interests and your ability to think both critically and laterally.

We are eager to explore new ideas with you!

Our faculty has a range of courses waiting for you to discover. You will learn to appreciate the role literature, heritage and culture, welfare, justice and equity play in our society. When you join our renowned faculty, we will challenge your imagination and grow your confidence so you can make an impact in your chosen career, your community, and in our country.

Yes, we teach some of the most influential thinkers in society, but we also care about your well-being as a student. This is THE UP WAY – we will nurture your intellectual curiosity and grow opportunities that will test your innovative spirit. Together we’ll help you graduate on time, and prepare you for the world that awaits!

So Choose UP, and we look forward to welcoming you next year.

Explore Our Campus

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The University of Pretoria's (UP) Hatfield Campus is situated in Lynnwood Road, Hillcrest, in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. The campus is one of the most picturesque in the country. It is spread over 24 hectares and also houses most of the University's residences. The lively Hatfield cosmopolitan shopping area is within walking distance of UP's residences.

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 levels.

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A Student's Perspective

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UP Voices

UP Voices

UP Voices

UP Voices

Student Accommodation

Welcome to TuksRes - "Your home away from home"

TuksRes Intro
TuksRes Intro

Hatfield Accommodation

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House Nala

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House Khutso

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House Mags

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Tuks Ekhaya

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House TAU

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The Tower

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Morula Legae

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Other Interests

Student accommodation and NSFAS

Student accommodation and NSFAS

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.

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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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Financial Support

Financial Support

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.




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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:


  • Cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
    South Africa
  • www.up.ac.za
  • 012 420 5241 / 012 420 5039
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