Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences has a long and proud tradition of excellence in the education of health care professionals. Driven by cutting edge research in the creation of teaching and learning in line with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) in order to graduate a new generation of health care professionals. Students who join the Faculty receive a rich and varied hands-on clinical experience in a range of hospital, clinic and community settings thus becoming a productive part of society and communities with long term positive impact.

Students are trained by 600 academic staff members located in four schools, namely Dentistry, Healthcare Sciences, Health Systems and Public Health, and Medicine. Training is in partnership with the Gauteng Health Department in Steve Biko Academic, Kalafong, Mamelodi, Tembisa, Pretoria West, Tshwane District and Weskoppies Hospitals and Mpumalanga’s Witbank Hospital and its community.

Prospective students who wish to pursue a career in health sciences are encouraged to take a look at the available academic programmes. For enquiries about application and selection criteria for health sciences degree programmes visit the Faculty of Health Sciences Portal to log a query at https://healthsciences.up.ac.za/ or send an email to [email protected]


Selection criteria 2024 for 2025

For more information on the selection criteria for undergraduate programmes in Health Sciences click here.


Elective Students 

For national and international elective applications in the Faculty of Health Sciences, please contact Ms Hestelle Malherbe in the elective and education office, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria via email address [email protected] , alternatively via telephone number +27 12 319 2471. She will forward the necerssary documentation to you. 

University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project

The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national  initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria.

Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.


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