#ChooseUP: Apply now

Posted on March 02, 2020

Do you dream of becoming an artist or an engineer, a doctor, a lawyer, business leader or a scientist? Do you think you are creative enough to come up with solutions for some of the world’s biggest problems? Are you passionate about South Africa and about making a difference?

If so, then you should become a first-year student at the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2021. All you need to do is apply online right now.

We have over 1300 high-quality academic programmes which will give you the best knowledge foundation you need for the world beyond university.

If you’re unsure of what you’d like to study, you can use our handy online tool that will let you know what you qualify for based on your subjects and marks. You can find it by clicking on the What to Study tab on the top right-hand corner on our Apply at UP page.

The University of Pretoria is one of the top universities on the continent and we are also in the top 1.9% of universities in the world. A degree from UP means that employers know you will be able to work hard, understand the workplace and have a good knowledge of the field that you’re in. This is why 90% of our students are employed within six months of graduating, or are furthering their studies in a postgraduate degree.

If you #ChooseUP, you’ll be giving yourself the head start that you need to make your dreams a reality.

At UP, you’re not just a student, you get access to some of the best value-added services, extramurals and programmes which help you to make a difference in society. When you leave the university as a member of our alumni family, you will be a well-rounded graduate who is a creative, critical thinker that is a responsible, socially-conscious citizen that will make an impact on society.

UP prepares all its students for the world beyond university with access to online training programmes that teach you how to start your own successful business (and we provide you with the support you need to get your ideas off the ground). You will also learn to navigate the workplace and have the skills needed to get a job.

We provide our students with free Wi-Fi and excellent study and work spaces where you can either work on your own, or with a group of friends. You can access, explore and discover our beautiful campuses and excellent facilities using our Virtual Campus.

We have excellent support for our academic programmes, which allows you to graduate in the minimum time for your degree. We provide high-quality teaching in our lectures and in all the class material and additional resources online. All you need to do to unlock your potential and achieve academic success is to read your set notes before your lectures, ask questions and engage with your lecturers and tutors in class, plus revise your notes after class.

When you #ChooseUP you’ll be part of THE UP WAY of life. This means that you’ll have high quality education through excellent teaching and learning opportunities; you’ll be able to innovate and find solutions to real world problems; and have an impact on society by giving back through our community engagement work. At the University of Pretoria, we also live THE UP WAY by being kind, caring and ethical in how we conduct ourselves.

If UP sounds like the home for you, apply now and start the journey to fulfil your dreams.


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