ChooseUP: Apply now to study at UP in 2020!

Posted on March 08, 2019

Welcome to the University of Pretoria (UP)! Applications to study at UP in 2020 are now open!

We wish you all the best of luck for your matric year and hope that you manage to achieve the best for yourself. Remember that top achievers #ChooseUP! Keep an eye on our social media channels and our website to be aware of closing dates for selection courses throughout the year.

In 2018 we received over 120 000 applications to study at UP in 2019. Unfortunately, we cannot accept all the applications we receive, and therefore select the best students who apply early.

Applications for 2020 will close as soon as we have reached our capacity in 2019. For this reason, it’s best to get your application in as early as possible and to take note of the application closing dates for selection courses by clicking here.

Top achievers #ChooseUP because they know that their success matters. To be an admitted student at UP and graduate on time means you will be graduating from one of the world’s top universities, so you will have a strong skills and knowledge background to be able to achieve the best for yourself in the world beyond university.

We have support in place to help you graduate on time, ready for the workplace or able to start your own business. You will always be able to find additional resources like tips, notes and videos online to help you with your classwork, and you can also practice your skills and apply your knowledge in community engagement programmes or practical classes.

Beyond helping you shape your academic excellence, UP also offers a variety of extramural arts, culture and sporting activities that you can participate in to help you grow and develop as a well-rounded individual in a dynamic society.

Start your future, make today matter, and #ChooseUP! Click to apply now.

You can watch a demonstration video on how to #ChooseUP and apply online by clicking here.

To use the Online Application System you will need internet access, and an email address that you can access regularly.

As soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to the email address you’ve supplied, as confirmation of receipt.

Application for admission to undergraduate study programmes for both South African and international citizens close on specific dates.

If you would like to know why UP is part of the top 1.9% of universities worldwide, read more at


- Author Shakira Hoosain

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