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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 Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP). As a healthcare professional, people matter to you. We know that you have compassion and empathy for others. Service to humanity is a big part of the environment at UP and this is what makes our medical professionals some of the best in the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the largest and most diverse faculties in South Africa for training healthcare professionals. Our campus is self-contained on the Prinshof Campus, which is conveniently located next to our primary teaching hospital, the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. This is one of the sites in our training platform where you will be exposed to South Africa’s public healthcare system. By choosing UP to study Health Sciences, you will gain a degree of a high quality that is internationally recognised and accredited by all relevant regulatory bodies. You will have access to some of the best infrastructure, libraries, laboratories, online study resources, lecturers and work opportunities in South Africa, together with a host of support services to help and guide you throughout your studies. These will not only help you graduate on time, but will also take into consideration your personal wellbeing and success while you study. A whole world awaits after the successful completion of your degree as the Faculty has a significant offering of postgraduate degrees and diplomas to choose from as you plan your future vocation. In our Faculty, you will learn to be knowledgeable, adaptable, efficient and fully equipped to serve people with dignity and compassion. Read more

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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.

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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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Student Accommodation


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Prinshof Accommodation

Curlitzia (Female Residence)

Curlitzia (Female Residence)

Olympus (Male Residence)

Olympus (Male Residence)

Tuks Bophelong (Mixed Residence)

Tuks Bophelong (Mixed Residence)

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International Students

International Students

The University of Pretoria (UP) enhances its international standing through multifaceted internationalisation programmes. The programmes are facilitated and coordinated by the International Cooperation Division (ICD), who ensure that the doors of UP are always open to international students, academics, administrative staff, collaborative researchers, policymakers, funding organisations and other stakeholders.  On average, UP has over 4,000 international students annually.

The University of Pretoria (UP) enhances its international standing through multifaceted internationalisation programmes. The programmes are facilitated and coordinated by the International Cooperation Division (ICD), who ensure that the doors of UP are always open to international students, academics, administrative staff, collaborative researchers, policymakers, funding organisations and other stakeholders.  On average, UP has over 4,000 international students annually.

The internationalisation programmes spearheaded by the ICD include:

  • International students (including short-term exchange programmes, full academic programmes, joint degrees)
  • International programmes and agreements (including visiting professors, conference attendance, institutional agreements)
  • International mobility projects (students, academic staff and administrative staff covered)

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Financial Support

Financial Support

If you are not at all able to pay university fees due to financial need, you have to apply for financial support in the year preceding your studies, irrespective of whether you have been admitted to study, to allow time for processing your financial aid application. No loan or bursary is however guaranteed by UP.

 

 

 

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Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation

With 10 000 students in our accommodation spaces, the University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to be known as the largest residential university in South Africa. If you are looking for that special place that you can call your home away from home, a residence at UP is just the place for you. While living in a residence, you will be able to take part in a variety of different events, join every committee you can think of, take part in a variety of sport, do community outreach projects and make a lot of new friends. All of this is available in our residences, where academic progress is on the forefront.

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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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Library

Library

The Department of Library Services (DLS) plays a key role in supporting the University of Pretoria in its pursuit of academic and research excellence.

By keeping abreast of the latest technological and professional advances and providing up-to-date information services, the library’s staff members and eleven site libraries are able to provide a relevant and stimulating environment for our students and staff.

Have a look at our world-class libraries:

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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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Postgraduate Academic Support

Postgraduate Academic Support

The University of Pretoria (UP) values its people and strives to create an enabling environment to induct researchers into a productive research culture. It is crucially important that researchers obtain support and encouragement when completing postgraduate qualifications, applying for grants, becoming rated or receiving negative feedback on submitted papers or applications.

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Sport

Sport

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

TuksSport not only focuses on top performers, but also on club contestants and recreational sport participants. It provides a comprehensive high performance support programme for participants on national and international level, including scientific and medical support, sport testing, training, fitness, technical and tactical expertise, sport injuries and sport psychology.

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Culture & Arts

Culture & Arts

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

Here we harness, cultivate, improve and integrate the wide range of talents, numerous priceless treasures and impeccable facilities of the University to the benefit of all students, personnel and the community at large. Among others, the University boasts its own symphony orchestra, various choirs, film festivals, literature competitions and a variety of concerts.

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Student Counselling

Student Counselling

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

This is rendered by a professional multi-disciplinary team consisting of counselling, educational and clinical psychologists.

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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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Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Students are the lifeblood of the University of Pretoria (UP) amaintaining 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....

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  • University of Pretoria
    Dr Savage Rd
    Prinshof 349-Jr
    Pretoria
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