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Studying Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria

The Faculty

Message from the Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences – Prof Tiaan de Jager

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.

If you choose a programme in Health Sciences at UP, you’ll earn a very high-quality degree that is internationally recognised and accredited by all relevant regulatory bodies.

Our commitment to high-quality teaching and learning support is part of THE UP WAY of doing things. This means that you will be given the support you need to graduate on time as an innovative thinker who is able to use your knowledge and skills in practical ways that will prepare you for the world beyond university.

We have systems in place to help you graduate on time, to find your first job, or to start your own business so that you can have a further positive impact on society.

THE UP WAY is our way of life, and we live it by being compassionate, caring and kind. This service to humanity is what makes our healthcare professionals some of the best in the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is your home if you’d like to use your knowledge and skills to be an adaptable and efficient medical or allied health professional that’s fully equipped to serve people with dignity and compassion.

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

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The Prinshof Campus of the University of Pretoria (UP) is home to the University's Faculty of Health Sciences and can be found adjacent to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

Academic Programmes

Health Sciences: School of Dentistry

Health Sciences: School of Healthcare Science

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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Alternative Admissions

To Healthcare sciences programmes from BSc

To MBChB & BChD from BSc (Biological Sciences)

A Student's Perspective

UP Voices

UP Voices

UP Voices

UP Voices

UP Voices

Student Accommodation

Welcome to TuksRes - "Your home away from home"

TuksRes Intro
TuksRes Intro

Prinshof Accommodation

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House Ukuthula

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Tuks Bophelong

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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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Students with disabilities

Students with disabilities

The University of Pretoria's Disability Unit supports students with disabilities in partnership with departments and faculties.

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What next?

How to apply?

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


Download Brochure

Download our faculty brochure


Any further questions?

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


  • University of Pretoria
    Dr Savage Rd
    Prinshof 349-Jr
  • www.up.ac.za
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