Campus Life

Your academic success is important, but university life is also about having fun and exploring your talents to be a well-rounded graduate who is ready for the world beyond university. At the University of Pretoria (UP), we have a vibrant student life and there are many arts, cultural, sporting, and even academic extramural activities that you can participate in. We encourage all our students to give back and build up experience through our community engagement projects.

Virtual Campus

UP’s Virtual Campus is a way to discover, access and explore our campuses, facilities and academic programmes. You can do this from anywhere in the world. Virtual Campus is a handy tool to help you find a suitable programme for your dream career...Explore Virtual Campus

Accommodation & Places to Eat

UP has residence accommodation available at most of its campuses. Should you need to apply for a place to stay at a UP residence, you must do so when you apply to study at UP. Remember that the demand for UP residence accommodation...Read more

Arts, Culture and Museums

The University of Pretoria is home to many museums, galleries, theatres and we take pride in being home to some of the best musicians, choirs, dramatists and visual artists in South Africa. There are many extramural arts and cultural options you can pursue through student societies and interest groups...Read more

Health & Wellbeing

Student life can sometimes be a bit stressful when you have to juggle a high-volume workload and a host of other responsibilities. UP Student Counselling will assist you by providing guidance and counselling when you need it...Read more

Safety on Campus

The Department of Security Services endeavours to ensure a safe and secure campus environment and surrounding areas for staff, students and visitors to the various campuses. While appropriate measures are in place to ensure this at all times...Read more


Our seven campuses are all conveniently located. To get around campus, you can find where you need to be by clicking on the map for the campus you choose and matching the building name to the grid number...Read more

Student Governance

Student Governance is the home of the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Constitutional Tribunal and the Student Disciplinary Advisory Panel. The SRC also manages the 125 vibrant student societies that you can join here at UP...Read more

Student Development

The Division of Student Development creates opportunities for students to grow and develop their leadership skills, within organised student life, while obtaining career attributes through various offerings. Through these offerings (day houses, faculty houses, key committees...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

WI-FI Access

The University of Pretoria is equipped with free Wi-Fi to enable staff and students to always be connected to their work and study resources and each other. A Wi-Fi service is also available to guests. To access the Wi-Fi, follow these instructions...Read more

Things to Do

Student societies organise fun events on a regular basis, so there is always something on and around our campuses to keep you entertained. If parties, concerts and live events are not what you’re after, you can always enjoy some of South Africa’s top varsity athletes and teams in action at our stadiums and tracks...Read more

Transport and getting to campus

All our campuses are centrally located along major transport hubs for easy access for people using public transport such as the Gautrain and Gautrain buses, municipal or private buses, taxis or hired cabs...Read more


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