Study at UP

At the University of Pretoria, we are dedicated to empowering the leaders of tomorrow by driving innovation, excellence and positive change in the world through the power of education. 

As one of South Africa’s leading universities, we have been at the forefront of education, research and community engagement for over a century. Our commitment to excellence, collaboration and diversity has made us part of the top universities in the world. 

Our mission is to provide world-class education, conduct innovative research and make a meaningful impact on society. We strive to equip our students with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to address global challenges and lead in an ever-evolving world. We believe that education is the cornerstone of progress, and we are dedicated to nurturing the intellectual curiosity and critical thinking that drive change.

At the University of Pretoria, we offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and short courses, each designed to meet the demands of today's dynamic job market and equip individuals with the skills needed to address the complexities of global issues. Our academic staff, composed of world-class scholars and experts, is committed to providing an unparalleled educational experience that prepares our students to excel in their chosen fields. 

What to Study

With over 1200 course options, you can study just about anything you can think of if you #ChooseUP. Whether you’re a prospective first-time student who is still a learner at school and looking for an undergraduate degree, or you’ve already graduated from university and want to further your postgraduate studies, UP has something for everyone...Read more

What to Expect

UP prides itself on producing well-rounded, creative graduates who are responsible, productive citizens and future leaders. To be one of these graduates and to have these qualities starts within you at school. We recommend that you choose subjects in Grade 9 that will help to give you the basis for the career field that you want to enter when you #ChooseUP...Read more


To apply at UP, you need to make sure that you meet the minimum academic requirements for the course of your choice. This includes having relevant subjects at school which will help you to understand the basics of the programme you wish to study. For example, it will be helpful to have science and mathematics for courses...Read more

Fees and Funding

Once you have been accepted to study the programme of your choice, fees are payable. There are average costs per year per programme, but in some programmes, there may be differences, depending on the costs of the individual modules that you choose...Read more


Our libraries offer you a world of knowledge at your fingertips with a wide range of virtual library resources which can be accessed anywhere, at any time. Read any of the thousands of journals and eBooks for your studies, assignments or research via our library web, and download our library app for easy access...Read more

Student Success

Did you know that if you #ChooseUP, you have more than a 85% chance of finding a job within six months of graduating? UP’s track record in the employability of its graduates is well known. Our world-class programmes are all accredited by the Council on Higher Education and we are an internationally recognised university...Read more

Student Affairs

The Department of Student Affairs is located in the Roosmaryn Buildingon the Hatfield Campus. Here students, parents and other interested parties are welcome to make enquiries or discuss problems, whether they concern studies, accommodation, funds, social activities...Read more

Disability Unit

UP recognises the rights of all its students and takes special pride in making education accessible to students with disabilities. In order to do this, we try to have a culture of human rights which enables students with disabilities to equally access and participate in our dynamic learning and teaching environment...Read more


The Online Yearbook is there to provide you with information about your degree programme. This includes admission requirements, the curriculum, as well as specific details regarding the programme. Important information about the modules, such as credit value, contact time and prerequisites, are all listed...Read more 

Short Courses

Reinvent your career plan to maximise your future potential. Take the next step in your action plan to stand the test against Industry 4.0 and futureproof your career with the perfect short course today...Read more

International Students

UP is set in the heart of the diplomatic hub of South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria. As such, it attracts on average, around 4 000 international students from around the world. We are a world-class university with many exchange programmes for students and internationally collaborative research projects for academics...Read more

School Learners

The University of Pretoria (UP) provides programmes aimed at preparing our future students for university life and stimulating them mentally through participation in the wide range of learner-friendly programmes. The JuniorTukkie programme was developed for school learners from grades 9 to 12...Read more

Gordon Institute of Business Science-GIBS

Founded in 2000, we are the University of Pretoria's internationally accredited business school, based in Sandton, Johannesburg - South Africa's economic hub.The school is named after Sir Donald Gordon, in recognition of his contribution to South African business and a significant endowment to GIBS...Read more


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