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University of Pretoria (UP) is one of the top top universities in Africa and the largest contact university in South Africa. University of Pretoria is based in Pretoria Gauteng. They  produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. UP have a high quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, online, or in communities.

University of Pretoria Faculties 
School for the Built Environment
School of Dentistry
School of Engineering
School of Health Care Sciences
School of Health Systems and Public Health
School of Information Technology
School of Medicine
School of Public Management and Administration
School of the Arts

University of Pretoria Campuses

Hatfield campus 
Groenkloof Campus 
Prinshof Campus 
Mamelodi campus 
Hillcrest Campus


Applications for study at the University of Pretoria are fully online. To apply online 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. This Online Application System can be used by new prospective students who are applying for the first time.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application. Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet.


UP Opening date for 2023 applications 
Applications for 2024 will open on the 1st April 2023.

UP closing dates for 2024 applications

closing date for all selection programmes is 30 June 2023. There is no set closing date for applications for non-selection programmes for 2024. Admission will be based on the availability of places. When theavailable number of places for a specific programme have been filled, the programme will be closed for further applications. Applicants are therefore strongly advised and encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible after 1 April 2023. Visit the UP prospectus to see which programmes are selection and non selection

University of Pretoria Application Fee

UP application fee is R300. The application fee is non-refundable. When paying your application fee it is important to note down your Online Study Application Number that would have been emailed to you as the payment reference (typically in the form T1234567). After paying scan the proof of payment and upload to your application. Don't delay paying an application fee because without paying application fee your application is not submitted.

Application fees are waived for students who apply for studies at the University of Pretoria if your household income is lower than or equal to R150 000 per annum. Prospective students can submit an affidavit or proof of income of parents or guardian. All documents submitted will be verified. 

Required Documents

Your certified ID copy 

Your certified matric certificate 

Proof of income or affidavit (for application fee) 


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