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Studying Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria

The Faculty

Message from the Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) – Prof Barend Erasmus

Welcome to the University of Pretoria. Our Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, also known as NAS, is the best home you could choose for expanding your passion for life and exploring new opportunities and careers in the sciences. Just like the fields of study we work across, our faculty thrives on diversity – NAS is diverse in talent, disciplines, and the way we look at the world. This diversity has inspired thousands of students before you, and I’m sure it will also provide the fuel to boost your curiosity about the wonderful world of science.

We have something for everyone – from being on the forefront of astronomy research and helping to strengthen our country and continent’s food security through agriculture and plant sciences, to the fundamental mathematical and physical sciences.

We offer a few unique degrees, such as our BSc in Nutrition and BSc in Meteorology – and while you may see similar offerings elsewhere, we also offer interesting double-major options.

As a NAS student, you will be mentored by leading scientists, and trained in the use of state-of-the-art equipment. We value excellence in teaching and learning, too, and you will enjoy high-quality support as you increase your knowledge and skills. You will be at the forefront of scientific research, and you’ll be inspired to think in new ways.

At NAS, you will have the opportunity to use your knowledge to the benefit of society, and make a positive impact on the world. Many of our researchers work closely with industry partners, and this real-world experience will give you the edge when interviewing for a job. We also have programmes in place that will teach you how to start your own business, or help you land that crucial first job.

Here you will be part of THE UP WAY, which is our way of life at the University of Pretoria. It’s how we teach, learn, innovate, impact and live in an ethical, caring and sustainable way.

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers programmes that will unlock these opportunities for you, and launch you on the pathway to a fulfilling career that makes an impact in the real world.

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

Some of the academic programmes

BSc (Culinary Science)

BSc (Food Science)

BSc (Nutrition)

BSc (Geography and Environmental Sciences)

BSc (Meteorology)

BSc (Geoinformatics)

BScAgric (Plant Pathology)

BSc (Plant Science)

BSc (Agric Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management)

BSc (Engineering and Environmental Geology)

BSc (Ecology)

BSc (Entomology)

BSc (Mathematical Statistics)

BSc Agric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)

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

NAS extended programme

To MBChB & BChD from BSc (Biological Sciences)

To Healthcare sciences programmes from BSc

To BVSc & BVetNurse from BSc (Biological Sciences), BScAgric, etc

A Student's Perspective

UP Voices

UP Voices

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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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:


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