University of Pretoria (UP)

The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African institution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university has grown from the original 32 students in a single late Victorian house to approximately 39,000 in 2010. The University was built on 7 suburban campuses. The university is commonly referred to as UP, Tuks, or Tukkies

The University is organised into nine faculties and a business school. Established in 1920, the University of Pretoria Faculty of Veterinary Science is the second oldest veterinary school in Africa and the only veterinary school in South Africa. In 1949 the university launched the first MBA programme outside of North America and the university’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has consistently been ranked the top business school in Africa for executive education, as well as being placed in the top 50 in the world. In 2012 the Financial Times ranked the GIBS Executive MBA 1st in Africa and 60th in the world.

Since 1997, the university has produced more research outputs every year than any other institution of higher learning in South Africa, as measured by the Department of Education’s accreditation benchmark. In 2008 the university awarded 15.8% of all masters and doctorate degrees in South Africa, the highest percentage in the country.












Schools and Departments

How to Apply

Online Application

The Online Application System is intended for use by new prospective students submitting an application to UP for the first time. It is not intended for students presently registered at the University of Pretoria.

To use the Online Application System you will need the following:

  • internet access
  • an email address which 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.

Click here to Apply Online

Paper-based Application

Prospective students may download and complete a hard copy application form. Once you have completed it and attached proof of payment of R300 to it (no cash please), please mail it to:

Student Service Centre
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028
South Africa

You can also request that a hard copy application form be posted to you by sending an e-mail with your details to [email protected] or by calling tel:        (0)12 420 3111.

Please note: Each application form has a unique number which is printed under the barcode on page one. This number is repeated on each subsequent uneven page number. It is therefore imperative that you do not mix pages with different numbers or application forms. For this reason the University will only accept original application forms.  Faxed, scanned or e-mailed application forms will not be accepted.

Contact Details

University of Pretoria
cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa
Postal address:
University of Pretoria
Private bag X20
Hatfield 0028
South Africa
Faculty Enquiries
Economic and Management Sciences Undergraduate: Ignatius Dire  +27 (0)12 420 5278[email protected]Marie Muller +27 (0)12 420 3322[email protected]
Education General Enquiries:  +27 (0)12 420 4670 or Vida Moses, +27 (0)12 420 4216  [email protected]Undergraduate: Thandi Mngomezulu  +27 (0)12 420 5615[email protected] or Hannie de Weerd +27 (0)12 420 5644 [email protected] 

Postgraduate: Bronwynne Swarts +27 (0)12420 5679[email protected] or Pulane Tau +27 (0)12 420 2725 [email protected],

Distance Education: Rita Venter +27 (0)12420 5589[email protected] or Lorinda Theart +27 (0)12 420 4426[email protected]

Engineering, Built Environment and IT Undergraduate: Izette Willemse +27 (0)12 420 2724[email protected]Postgraduate: DawnTaljaard +27 (0)12 420 4095 [email protected]
Gordon Institute of Business Science
General Enquiries: +27 (0)11 771 4000 [email protected]
Health Sciences General Enquiries:  Mientjie Esterhuizen +27 (0)12 356 3064 [email protected]Undergraduate: Celisa Anthony +27 (0)12 356 3057[email protected] 

Postgraduate: Annette Welman +27 (0)12 356 3057[email protected]

Humanities Undergraduate: Bonga Tsebe +27 (0)12 420 2188[email protected]Postgraduate: Petru Woest +27 (0)12 420 2736[email protected]
Law LLB applications and admissions +27 (0)12 420 4265[email protected]LLB adminstration enquiries +27 (0)12 420 2290[email protected] 

Postgraduate studies +27 (0)12 420 4927[email protected]

Centre for Human Rights +27 (0)12 420 3810[email protected]

Centre for Child Law +27 (0)12 420 4502[email protected]

ICLA +27 (0)12 420 6217 [email protected]

Law Clinic +27(0)12 420 4155 [email protected]

Law School +27 (0)12 434 2571[email protected]

Natural and Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate: Liana Sturgeon +27 (0)12 420 2473[email protected]Postgraduate: Cathy Barnard +27 (0)12 420 4127 [email protected]
Theology Undergraduate: Trone Stander  +27 (0)12 420 2040[email protected]Postgraduate: Doris Mokgokolo +27 (0)12 420 2700[email protected]
Veterinary Science General Enquiries:  Dikeledi Letsoala +27 (0)12 529 8000[email protected] or Fozia Shabbir +27 (0)12 529 8132 [email protected]Undergraduate: Henriette van der Watt +27 (0)12 529 8193[email protected] 

Postgraduate: Leonie Johnson +27 (0)12 529 8375[email protected]

Website : www.up.ac.za