The University of Pretoria is one of the top universities in
The University of Pretoria is
situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa's expanding administrative
capital, Tshwane in the Gauteng Province. The University places the highest
premium on academic excellence and academic standards and combines world-class
education with beautiful, safe and stable campus settings that allow our
students to enjoy student life to the full. The University is a values-based,
research-intensive university which equips its students to succeed in a rapidly
changing world by providing them with inquiry-led training and learning
opportunities. It embodies the rich diversity and depth of South African
society. UP aims to sustain its quality and relevance as a university firmly
rooted in Africa, and to harness its existing and future diversity potential. At
the same time, UP strives to ensure that it is recognised in the global
marketplace of knowledge production.
To be a leading research
intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality,
relevance and impact, as also for developing people, creating knowledge and
making a difference locally and globally.
In pursuing recognition and
excellence in its core functions of research, teaching and learning, and
integrating engagement with society and communities into these, the University
of Pretoria will use quality, relevance, diversity and sustainability as its
•The Faculty of
Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria is ranked 1st in
South Africa (top 4% worldwide) for Accounting and Finance.
•The School of
Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information
Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria is ranked in the top 1%
•The Faculty of
Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria is ranked in the
top 6% worldwide for Economics and Econometrics.
•The TuksLaw team
came 1st in South Africa, by winning the 58th Philip C Jessup International Law
Moot Court Competition.
initiative will assist you to graduate in the shortest time possible.
•The Ready for Work
programme will help assist you to be ready for employment after graduation.
•The QS World
University Rankings has included the University of Pretoria in 16 subject
•The QS World
University Rankings rate the top tertiary institutions around the world against
several indicators. UP has significantly improved its ranking and is now among
the top 52% of ranked institutions. UP is ranked in the 501–550 range.
'Considering there are approximately 26 000 universities globally, this
positions the University of Pretoria among the top 1,9% of universities in the
world,' the QS body reported.
•UP has the second
strongest showing for employer reputation in South Africa and was ranked 255th
globally on this indicator.
Applications open on 1 March of
the year preceding the year of study. Owing to the large number of applications
received every year, prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as
possible from 1 March at www.up.ac.za/apply.
Open the ‘Undergraduate programme information 2018’ brochure and read about all
the undergraduate programmes offered by the different faculties at the
University of Pretoria. Be sure to take note of the different closing dates for
undergraduate programmes applicable to South African as well as Non-South
The International Students
Division (ISD) will ensure that your alliance with UP is a positive experience.
With over 4500 international students at the University of Pretoria, you are
embarking on an exciting academic journey and we pride ourselves on being the
“home away from home” for all our international students. Undergraduates,
Postgraduate, Postdoctoral Fellows, Exchange Students, Study Abroad Students and
Elective Students can be assured of our support at all times. Apply in the year
preceding the year of study from 1 March at www.up.ac.za/apply.
The University of Pretoria offers
students a blend of face-to-face teaching enriched by virtual (or online)
learning tools and products. Research shows that students with mixed learning
experience and online exposure outperform those who learn by contact only or
We combine traditional lectures
with contemporary online learning:
·Traditional: lectures, practicals, tutorials
·Online via ClickUP: wiki’s, blogs, online access
to study materials, PowerPoint presentations, tests, etc
The University has nine faculties and a business
school, namely the Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences, Education,
Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Health Sciences,
Humanities, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Theology, Veterinary Science
and the UP Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Education
UP Sports Campus
TuksSport and the High
The Mamelodi Campus houses the BCom - Extended programme, BSc -
Extended programme for the Biological and Agricultural Sciences, BSc
- Extended programme for the Physical Sciences, BSc - Extended
programme for the Mathematical Sciences, Post-school mathematics and
science programmes, and a variety of community engagement
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
house is located in Sandton, Johannesburg. It is a leading business school
that offers academic programmes as well as a wide range of executive courses.
At the University of
Pretoria (UP), we are encouraging students to take responsibilityfor
their own finish lines and to #graduateontime. We believe in our students and
that more of them can graduate in the minimum allocated time. Our message to
our students is:
The Department of Residence Affairs and
Accommodation, fondly referred to as the TuksRes family, is a stand-alone
business unit, with various management teams serving residence students. TuksRes
offers an on-campus living environment that supports each student’s academic
experience at the University of Pretoria. TuksRes strives towards creating a
community that fosters safety, security, personal development, growth and the
rendering of professional services.
The Department of Student Affairs’ mission is to
design and implement high impact programmes to enhance student success,
leadership, welfare and wellness within a proactive and programme-based
approach. Its Student Counselling Division offers academic, therapeutic and
emotional support, rendered by a highly professional multi disciplinary team
consisting of counselling, educational and clinical psychologists and social
workers. Academic support ensures that the students make the correct career
choices, handle academic stress better and are equipped to be academically
successful. Therapeutic and emotional support ensures academic success and
enhances optimal psycho-social functioning. Life skills enable students to
develop holistically and empower them to be successful, well rounded individuals
and responsible citizens. Services include psychometric testing, career
planning, study methods, stress-handling, personal empowerment, life skills,
trauma counselling and relationship skills. All services are free of charge for
Sport represents a significant part of student
life. The University of Pretoria provides students with opportunities to
participate in a variety of sporting disciplines at club, national and
international level. The University also boasts excellent sports facilities,
which are highly regarded both nationally and internationally. The UP Sports
Campus is centrally located and is easily accessible to students. TuksSport has
a large number of sports clubs and is currently the largest source of athletes
for a variety of sports disciplines and national teams. TuksSport forms a vital
part of the UP experience and therefore you are encouraged to select the
University of Pretoria for an outstanding sports and academic career.
The University of Pretoria’s High Performance
Centre (hpc) is Southern Africa’s first elite performance sports facility.
Launched in May 2002, the Centre is the training ground for tomorrow’s sporting
champions and the venue of choice for sports professionals and enthusiasts
alike. The hpc is situated on the grounds of the University of Pretoria’s Sports
Campus. Its unique combination of world-class training facilities, medical
services, accommodation and hospitality, nutritional and scientific expertise
and research has earned the hpc its reputation for excellence and success,
locally as well as internationally. These facilities attract a steady flow of
international athletes as well as local sporting bodies for training camps or
specific team preparation. The hpc has become the preferred location for Team
South Africa pre-departure camps as well as the preferred centre of
specialisation for a significant number of national federations. Within this
sporting environment, the Sport Academy Programme is a sporting initiative which
has been endorsed by several national federations in South African sport as well
as international sporting federations.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the
highest student governance structure at the University of Pretoria. It manages
student matters and represents students on University committees and forums
where decisions are made. SRC representatives serve a one-year term of office.
The SRC plays a key role in the coordination of organised student life and must
ensure that the extracurricular programme contributes to the overall development
of students. The SRC also fulfils an important communication function - on the
one hand conveying student needs and interests to the University Management, and
on the other hand reporting progress to the student body.
The Ready for Work Programme was specifically
designed to equip students and graduates of UP with the requisite skills and
attributes to help them integrate into the world of work more easily, and
includes skills and knowledge that not only enhance your professional and
personal profile, but also assist you in making a meaningful contribution to the
workforce, your community and the economy while being successful in your chosen
The Ready for Work Programme consists of four
course packages, all of which focus on career planning, job preparation and
workplace skills. All modules in the first three packages are free, self-paced,
and are presented fully online. The fourth package, focusing on specialised
skills, consist of online courses and face-to-face workshops that are available
at a nominal fee.