Current Students

Find all the relevant information about furthering your studies at the University of Pretoria or general information about your stay in South Africa. You can also find guides to various resources and support programmes, such as those that equip you with skills to start your own business.

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.

Career services

Career Services at UP provides a centre of support for UP students and graduates to assist them in preparing for their careers, because “your success matters”.

Student support

All students have access to the University of Pretoria’s support structures and programmes, which guide you on everything from academic assistance to safety and psychological support


THE UP WAY is our way of life at the University of Pretoria. It is our ethos, our vibe, our way of life and what we stand for as an institution.


The University of Pretoria has partnered with Flywire to offer a secure way for international students to make tuition fee payments from their home country. During this global pandemic, we understand the importance of being able to pay safely online from your home without the need to travel to a bank... Read more

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...Read more

Visa and Permits

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


COVID-19 pointers

The University of Pretoria has a comprehensive set of regulations relating to how it is managing the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find more information here. Information on this page is based on directives from the South African government and is regularly updated.


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

Foreign embassies and consulates in South Africa

South Africa is said to have the second-highest number of diplomatic missions in the world, after Washington, DC, and most of them are located in Pretoria. Click here for details about your home country’s consulate or embassy.


We know that you have worked really hard and have always wanted to #ChooseUP because it is one of the best universities in Africa.

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The University of Pretoria is one of South Africa’s largest producers of research. We build on our strong postgraduate programmes and produce researchers who are capable of using their skills to solve some of the world’s most pressing concerns.

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Going to university for the first time means that you have lots of questions. You’re not alone! Here’s some of the questions that we’re asked most often.

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Information Pack 2024

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 9 February 2024 and it is compulsory for all newcomers.

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