Why should you #ChooseUP?

Posted on August 16, 2019

The answer is simple: because your success matters. We’re one of the world’s top universities, so you’ll be one of the world’s top graduates. This means you will always be able to achieve the best for yourself.

How is this possible? Well, we have many different ways of teaching and learning at the University of Pretoria. You will always find additional notes, tips and resources online, or you can practise your skills and use your knowledge in practical classes or by making a difference and helping with community work. We have support in place to help you to graduate on time, be ready for the workplace or be able to start your own business.  In addition to all of this we have many different extramural arts, culture and sporting activities that you can participate in to help you grow and develop as a person beyond academic excellence.


Here are reasons why you should start your journey with South Africa’s top university:

  • #1 in SA for:

             – Law; 

              – Veterinary Science; and

              – Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies.

             [Sources: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019; QS World University Rankings 2019]

  • #1 in SA for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence [Source: South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence 2019]
  • With over 52 000 students, UP is one the largest residential universities in SA
  • UP students are equipped for the world beyond university. More than half of them are enrolled in scarce skills areas
  • UP produces 28% of SA’s engineers
  • We care about our community. More than 23 000 UP students volunteer for community projects
  • UP offers a range of student support, including tutoring and mentoring
  • South Africa’s only veterinary school is found at UP
  • UP produces world-class athletes, including Olympic medallists and world-record holders
  • Africa’s first virtual reality centre for mine design is at UP

Start your future, make today matter and #ChooseUP. 

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