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Studying Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria

The Faculty

Message from the Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion - Prof Jerry Pillay

Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Theology and Religion is one of the most highly respected and rated faculties of its kind in the world. It’s also one of the oldest and most well-established in South Africa.

Although we are essentially a Faculty focusing on Christian theology, we present a context, understanding and appreciation for many different faith traditions. By learning about cultural and religious diversity, and how to be of service to humanity through the universal values of peace, love, tolerance, charity, social care and welfare in society, we seek to make a difference in the world.  This is how we live THE UP WAY.

THE UP WAY is our way of providing our students with a high quality of teaching and learning support systems, which help you to graduate on time as a creative and critical thinker who’s ready for the world beyond university with the skills and knowledge needed to land your first job or start your career in a related field. THE UP WAY is how we have a positive impact on the world, by transforming lives and uplifting society.

Our faculty is your home if you want to understand how different religious ideas came about, and how different faiths can change the world to make it a better place for all. We ask exciting questions, unravel new ones through research, and debate the merits of many ideas in an engaging and welcoming space.

By studying at UP’s Faculty of Theology and Religion you will be able to leave your mark in the world, because you will be a graduate who embodies respect, tolerance and care for everyone you encounter.

So, Choose UP, and we hope to see 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 and postgraduate levels. Read more about UP’s undergraduate programmes.

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A Student's Perspective

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

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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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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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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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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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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