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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!

Explore Our Campus

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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"

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TuksRes Intro

Prinshof Accommodation

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House Ukuthula

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Tuks Bophelong

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Other Interests

Teaching and Learning during COVID-19

Teaching and Learning during COVID-19

Many of you may be wondering what the future holds for students at the University of Pretoria (UP). UP is continuously blazing a trail with innovative 21st century teaching and learning methods. Even in the midst of a pandemic, our academic year is well on its way to successful completion. We will continue to shape employable and sought-after graduates who are prepared to take on the challenges of the world.

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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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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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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:


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