Make Today Matter. Study at UP.
The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. We produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. We have a high quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, online, or in communities. We have support in place for our students to graduate on time as well-rounded, responsible citizens fully prepared for the world beyond university.
We know that you have worked really hard and have always wanted to #ChooseUP because it is one of the best universities in Africa. To be part of our family, you need more than suitable subject choices or good marks at school; you need to be committed and passionate about your chosen field.
If you can think of a study field or career that suits your personality, interests, goals and what you’re good at, you will enjoy what you do and being really great at your studies and future career.
You can use our Virtual Campus to help you decide on a course or discover a new field of interest, explore our campuses and access the information you need to apply.
If you already know what you want to study, explore the course options in each of our faculties to find out more.
If you already have an undergraduate degree and would like to browse our postgraduate offerings, we have many different advanced study programmes available.
Please pay attention to opening and closing dates for applying to study at U
Applications for study at the University of Pretoria in 2020 are fully online.
Application for admission to undergraduate study programmes for both South African and international citizens close on specific dates in the year preceding the year of study. Check the list of closing dates supplied below to make sure that you submit your application on time. To use the Online Application System you will need internet access, as well as an email address that you can access regularly, because as soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email address as confirmation of receipt.