UP is set in the heart of the diplomatic hub of South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria. As such, it attracts on average around 4000 students from around the world. We are a world-class university with many exchange programmes for students, internationally collaborative research projects for academics. Our campuses are diverse and dynamic spaces where many different local and international cultures find a home.

Immigration Requirements ICD (SS2)

All non- South African students who are holders of temporary residence permits are urged to report at the International Cooperation Division desk at the Hillcrest Campus to submit the required unblocking/ clearance documents. Alternatively, send documents via email to [email protected]Read more


Non-South African citizens must obtain temporary residence permits/visas before embarking to South Africa. Please ensure that you are in possession of all the documentation required when applying for any of the temporary residence permits/visas...Read more

Medical Cover

All non-South African citizens, including students who are citizens from SADC countries, need to comply with the immigration regulation as determined by the Republic before registration...Read more

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in South Africa

There are 196 foreign Embassies and Consulates in South Africa. You may contact yours by clicking on the highlighted letters...Read more


All amounts published are in South African Rand currency (ZAR). This information only refers only to financial aspects of your studies. International students have to ensure they are aware of all aspects pertaining to them to study at the University of Pretoria, which can be found at more

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...Read more

Student Support

Embarking on a course of study is a major transition for anyone, whether it means leaving home for the first time, or changing the direction of your life. Most people have anxieties about how they will perform...Read more


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...Read more


UJ might be the Varsity basketball champions, but one of the big talking points for some time to come will be how Tuks rose from mediocrity to nearly cause a big upset...Read more

Undergraduate Admissions Guide

Qualifications other than the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB)...Read more

Information Pack 2021

The International Cooperation Division offers a special orientation programme for all newcomers to UP. This special orientation programme for international students will take place on 5 March 2021 and it is compulsory for all newcomers...Read more

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