Advancement: Fundraising

The University of Pretoria (UP) is an internationally recognised African institution where academic and sporting excellence is at the heart of our success. As a future-focused institution, we pride ourselves on developing students to become individuals who strive for excellence, whether academically, socially, or on the sports field.

It is our mission to endeavour to ask, ‘What if?’. Our most tremendous pride is in the quality of graduates and the change they will make to our world. It is, therefore, a priority to make tertiary education affordable and accessible to support students in their journey at our institution. Armed with excellence in teaching and learning, practical application, and the proper infrastructure, they get the means to succeed in their chosen field.

Gifts received from alumni and benefactors go a long way towards making up the shortfall in state funding that all universities currently face. Therefore, your support is essential to us in reaching our fundraising goals.

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Ways to Give
Ways to Give

You can make a difference; we offer several convenient ways in which you can donate to the University. Your Giving Matters.

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Benefits of giving
Benefits of Giving

Not only does your support aid UP and our students, but the benefits also extend to you and your organisation.

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Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility

UP works to instil social responsibility as a core value in every UP student. Our programmes are the epicentre of change.

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Social Responsibility
Fundraising Priorities

Tertiary education is a right and a privilege. Every student deserves the opportunity to pursue a career path that can shape their future and make a difference.

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UP solidarity fund

The University’s senior management has launched the UP Solidarity Fund, which will be used to buy laptops and to support students in dire need. The University and a number of donors have contributed to this fund, and other donors have made provisioning of a laptop to the students that they are currently funding. In pursuit of the principle of sustainability, the laptops will be on loan to students and for use by other students in the future.

If you want to donate to the fund, please click here and remember to use “Solidarity Fund” as your reference. It will go a long way toward supporting our students and ensuring that no one is at a disadvantage.


The University of Pretoria is a well-managed, financially prudent and highly respected and reputable university. Our core focus is providing a high quality of education for all our students and producing research that matters. We try to answer the Big Questions of our society, while caring for the individual wellbeing of our students.

Gifts received from alumni and supporters of the University will go a long way in making up the shortfall in state funding that all Universities currently face. Therefore, your support is essential in assisting us to reach our fundraising goals.

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