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Faculties and Other Interests

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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 University of Pretoria! Thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has been producing a very high calibre of business professionals and public sector officials for more than 100 years. We’re renowned for providing a high quality of teaching and learning support which has taken 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.

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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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Our Faculty of Humanities is renowned globally for academic excellence and public engagement. With over 6,000 students, including 30% postgraduates, and 200 academic staff, 74% of whom hold doctorates, we're a leading institution in South Africa and beyond.

Our faculty is divided into four clusters:
  1. The School of the Arts
  2. The Languages Cluster (evolving into the School of Languages)
  3. The Core Social Sciences Cluster
  4. The Applied Sciences Cluster

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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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The Faculty of Veterinary Science is the only facility of its kind in South Africa, making it the only institution responsible for training veterinarians and veterinary nurses in the country. The faculty also plays a key role in the further development of veterinary education and science through its offering of a number of post-graduate programmes from post-graduate diplomas to specialist programmes in veterinary medicine. As a result, our graduates and research programmes are vital in enhancing human and animal health, promoting biosecurity and welfare, and ensuring our production animals, wildlife and pets are safe and in good health.

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Student Registration

How to choose modules
#WelcomeDay

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 UP.

Credits vs notional hours
#WelcomeDay

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.

Communication channels and Registration
#WelcomeDay

Applying to university and gathering the correct information can seem overwhelming. Students often have queries, concerns, or require general help and guidance. At UP, we are there to help you.

Student Success

Get UP and GO (Week)
#WelcomeDay

Attending Academic Orientation Week enables you to understand your responsibilities for success in your studies within the context of UP’s academic environment.

Learn THE UP WAY
#WelcomeDay

At UP we are serious about learning and about our students’ success. Learning THE UP WAY allows you to take control of you own learning and prepare for the future world of work. Our teaching model requires you to prepare before class, engage in class and consolidate after class.

Technologies for student success
#WelcomeDay

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.

COVID-19
#WelcomeDay

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

Entrepreneurship at UP
#WelcomeDay

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.

Career Services
#WelcomeDay

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.

THE UP WAY
#WelcomeDay

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.

Financial Aid
#WelcomeDay

University of Pretoria understands that studying at a tertiary level comes with many expenses for you and your family. Sometimes students find it difficult to cover all of their university fees along with the related costs like paying for textbooks, food, and transport. We have financial aid available to all students regardless of their household income, study programme or year of study.

Student Support
#WelcomeDay

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.

Safety on Campus
#WelcomeDay

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.

Library
#WelcomeDay

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.

Student Life

TuksRes
#WelcomeDay

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.

Arts and Culture
#WelcomeDay

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.

Virtual Campus Tour
#WelcomeDay

Experience UP anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Virtual Campus allows you to explore UP’s facilities and campus life through a combination of 360-degree panoramas and videos. The platform has video messages from the deans of all nine faculties, information about the degrees on offer such as entry requirements, information on residences.

TuksSport UP Your Game
#WelcomeDay

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.

Alternative Admissions


EMS extended programme

The BCom Extended Programme provides you with the opportunity to pursue a career in commerce. It is designed to accommodate students who did not initially meet the minimum admission requirements of the EMS Faculty, but want to pursue a career in commerce.


NAS extended programme

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers an extended four-year curriculum programme that is designed to give students an alternative path to entering certain science-based programmes.


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

Are you passionate about the well-being of animals? If you’ve applied for a degree in Veterinary Science but were not admitted into the programme, the good news is that this doesn’t have to be the end of your dream. There are alternative routes available.


To Healthcare sciences programmes from BSc

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the medical field but don’t qualify to study medicine or dentistry? Consider one of our other highly regarded healthcare programmes. #ChooseUP


To MBChB & BChD from BSc (Biological Sciences)

Are you pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry, but weren’t admitted with the first intake of students? There is an alternative route. #ChooseUP

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.

Read More

Welcome to the University of Pretoria! Thanks for choosing UP! The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has been producing a very high calibre of business professionals and public sector officials for more than 100 years. We’re renowned for providing a high quality of teaching and learning support which has taken our students to great heights.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Our Faculty of Humanities is renowned globally for academic excellence and public engagement. With over 6,000 students, including 30% postgraduates, and 200 academic staff, 74% of whom hold doctorates, we're a leading institution in South Africa and beyond.

Our faculty is divided into four clusters:
  1. The School of the Arts
  2. The Languages Cluster (evolving into the School of Languages)
  3. The Core Social Sciences Cluster
  4. The Applied Sciences Cluster

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

The Faculty of Veterinary Science is the only facility of its kind in South Africa, making it the only institution responsible for training veterinarians and veterinary nurses in the country. The faculty also plays a key role in the further development of veterinary education and science through its offering of a number of post-graduate programmes from post-graduate diplomas to specialist programmes in veterinary medicine. As a result, our graduates and research programmes are vital in enhancing human and animal health, promoting biosecurity and welfare, and ensuring our production animals, wildlife and pets are safe and in good health.

Read More

Alternative Admissions


EMS extended programme

The BCom Extended Programme provides you with the opportunity to pursue a career in commerce. It is designed to accommodate students who did not initially meet the minimum admission requirements of the EMS Faculty, but want to pursue a career in commerce.


NAS extended programme

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers an extended four-year curriculum programme that is designed to give students an alternative path to entering certain science-based programmes.


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

Are you passionate about the well-being of animals? If you’ve applied for a degree in Veterinary Science but were not admitted into the programme, the good news is that this doesn’t have to be the end of your dream. There are alternative routes available.


To Healthcare sciences programmes from BSc

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the medical field but don’t qualify to study medicine or dentistry? Consider one of our other highly regarded healthcare programmes. #ChooseUP


To MBChB & BChD from BSc (Biological Sciences)

Are you pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry, but weren’t admitted with the first intake of students? There is an alternative route. #ChooseUP

Campus Tour

Explore our Virtual Campus

Short courses
#WelcomeDay

PG Research support
#WelcomeDay

UP online
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TEST

TuksRes
#WelcomeDay

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.

Arts and Culture
#WelcomeDay

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.

Get UP and GO (Week)
#WelcomeDay

Attending Academic Orientation Week enables you to understand your responsibilities for success in your studies within the context of UP’s academic environment.

Learn THE UP WAY
#WelcomeDay

At UP we are serious about learning and about our students’ success. Learning THE UP WAY allows you to take control of you own learning and prepare for the future world of work. Our teaching model requires you to prepare before class, engage in class and consolidate after class.

2021 Academic Year Message
#WelcomeDay

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.

How to choose modules
#WelcomeDay

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 UP.

Technologies for student success
#WelcomeDay

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.

How to choose your modules
#WelcomeDay

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.

Virtual Campus Tour
#WelcomeDay

Experience UP anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Virtual Campus allows you to explore UP’s facilities and campus life through a combination of 360-degree panoramas and videos. The platform has video messages from the deans of all nine faculties, information about the degrees on offer such as entry requirements, information on residences.

COVID-19
#WelcomeDay

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

Credits vs notional hours
#WelcomeDay

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.

TuksSport UP Your Game
#WelcomeDay

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.

Communication channels and Registration
#WelcomeDay

Applying to university and gathering the correct information can seem overwhelming. Students often have queries, concerns, or require general help and guidance. At UP, we are there to help you.

Entrepreneurship at UP
#WelcomeDay

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.

Career Services
#WelcomeDay

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.

THE UP WAY
#WelcomeDay

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.

Financial Aid
#WelcomeDay

University of Pretoria understands that studying at a tertiary level comes with many expenses for you and your family. Sometimes students find it difficult to cover all of their university fees along with the related costs like paying for textbooks, food, and transport. We have financial aid available to all students regardless of their household income, study programme or year of study.

Student Support
#WelcomeDay

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.

Safety on Campus
#WelcomeDay

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.

Sport
#WelcomeDay

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

Student Accommodation
#WelcomeDay

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.

Culture & Arts
#WelcomeDay

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

Student Counselling
#WelcomeDay

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

Library
#WelcomeDay

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 and Security
#WelcomeDay

Students are the lifeblood of the University of Pretoria (UP) and maintaining 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.

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

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.

Read More

#WelcomeDay Survey

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