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Faculties

Welcome to the University of Pretoria. Thanks for choosing UP! Our Mamelodi Campus is a dedicated campus that provides a strong foundational basis for students in the faculties of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Economic and Management Sciences.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has been producing exceptional business professionals for more than 100 years and the centenary year of the faculty was celebrated in 2020. We are renowned for providing high quality classroom experiences and engagement with research that matters to take our students to great heights.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Education is set in its own beautiful campus and surroundings at UP’s Groenkloof Campus, a stone’s throw away from the Hatfield Campus. Our campus gives you access to some of the best infrastructure, libraries, laboratories, sports facilities and lecturers, which all help to prepare our students for future work opportunities in South Africa and beyond.

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Welcome to the EBIT Faculty. Thanks for choosing our Faculty! UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is the largest of its kind in Africa. The School of Engineering holds a position among the top 1% of engineering schools in the world and is a leader in South Africa. The fourth industrial revolution has brought the future to us right now. You have to be part of catching this exciting wave in human history and use your education and skills to uplift and have a positive impact on society. It provides new opportunities and new ways of thinking which, combined with our learning programmes, will give you the education you need to be successful in your first job or start your own business.

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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.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Humanities is one of the oldest faculties in South Africa – we celebrated 100 years in 2019. We have used our wealth of experience to develop a range of exciting opportunities for our students. We offer professional degrees in psychology, social work, communication pathology and audiology. We are also at the forefront of the arts, design, music and drama scenes thanks to our comprehensive School of the Arts and our newly launched Javett-UP Art Centre.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! Our Faculty of Law is ranked as the best place to study law in South Africa, and Africa, and we are in the top 100 law schools in the world - a feat unequalled in Africa.

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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.

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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.

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Welcome to the University of Pretoria! Thank you for choosing UP, and welcome to a career in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Nursing. The Faculty of Veterinary Science is the only faculty of its kind in South Africa, the best Faculty of Veterinary Science in Africa, and a global top 50 veterinary school. Our veterinary programmes are internationally recognised, and will give you access to skills that will allow you to excel in your chosen field.

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2021 Academic Year Message
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These are unusual times for all of us, and we know that it can be daunting for students coming to the University of Pretoria for the first time. However, UP is well equipped to provide you with a hybrid learning approach that combines online teaching and learning with sufficient classroom engagement amid the current lockdown restrictions.

Arts and Culture
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Your academic success is important, but university life is also about having fun and exploring your talents to become a well-rounded graduate who is ready for the world beyond university. At the University of Pretoria we have a vibrant student life and there are many arts, cultural, sporting, and academic extramural activities that you can participate in.

COVID-19
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The University of Pretoria closely monitors the COVID-19 situation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is paramount, and we take proactive steps to help ensure that we have a plan of action in place

Career Services
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Earning a degree is a great achievement. But what happens when you’ve completed your studies? How do you find a job and gain experience? UP's Career Services office helps you to prepare for the real world.

Credits vs notional hours
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Understanding the credit value of your modules and the notional hours they represent can significantly increase how effectively you manage your time. This video will guide you in understanding credits vs notional hours.

Entrepreneurship at UP
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Entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria is about working towards an entrepreneurial university by providing the whole entrepreneurial process under one roof, taking you from an idea to commercialisation.

Financial Wellness
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The University of Pretoria understands that studying at a tertiary level comes with many expenses for you and your family. We have financial aid available to all students, regardless of their household income, study programme or year of study.

Get UP and GO (Week)
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For the first time in its history, the University of Pretoria is hosting a fully online first-year orientation programme. Attending Academic Orientation Week helps you get to know your new academic home, and introduces you to the most important support structures available at UP so you can maximise your time here with us.

How to choose your modules
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Choosing your modules for the first time can be a daunting experience. Here are a few guidelines and tips for when it comes to registering at the University of Pretoria.

How to register
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Welcome to the University of Pretoria’s tutorial for online registration. This video will guide you through the registration process in a simple and understandable way.

Library
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The University of Pretoria boasts some of the best university libraries in South Africa. They provide a comprehensive information service for the University's students and staff.

Safety on Campus
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Students are the lifeblood of the University of Pretoria, and maintaining a safe environment that allows students to study and participate in sport, cultural and social activities with peace of mind is important to us. Existing security measures are constantly monitored and reviewed, and new, innovative measures implemented to improve the safety and security of all students and staff.

Student Support
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The Department of Student Affairs supports you on your journey to success by helping you to further develop your strengths, looking after your wellness and health, making education accessible for students with disabilities, and ensuring good student governance.

Technologies for student success
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In this video we share a few things you need to know to help you get the best possible start to your academic career at the University of Pretoria. The focus is specifically on our teaching methods, and the technological requirements for studying at UP.

TuksRes
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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 will enhance your student experience as you become part of our community.

TuksSport
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Whether you are a complete beginner looking to try something new, or an elite athlete with a record of high achievement, UP is home to some of the best sporting opportunities in the world.

Virtual Campus Tour
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Experience the University of Pretoria any time, any place, anywhere. UP’s Virtual Campus allows you to explore UP’s facilities and campus life through a combination of 360-degree panoramas and videos.

What hybrid learning is like at UP
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Hybrid = Contact + Online. UP’s hybrid teaching and learning model makes transitioning to fully online learning so much easier. Let’s hear what some of our students have to say...

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Your Questions Answered

FAQ’s

Going to university for the first time means you have lots of questions. You’re not alone! Here are some answers to the questions that we’re asked most often.

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Enquiry Form

Some questions are a bit more complicated. Do you have an unanswered query? Send us your question via the enquiry form.

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Enquiry Form

Live Chat

Mothusi is available to respond to your questions 24 hours per day. Please log in to the student portal to chat to Mothusi. If you would like to talk to our call centre team please call during office hours.

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Live Chat

THE UP WAY

THE UP WAY is our way of life at the University of Pretoria. It is our ethos, our vibe, our way of life and what we stand for as an institution.

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Welcome Day Feedback

Virtual Welcome Day Feedback 2021

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