The University of Pretoria announces that applications are now open for the 2024 academic year. Below is more on how you may apply at the University of Pretoria.
The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. They produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues.
The university offers courses in the following faculties:
- Economic and Management Sciences
- Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology
- Health Sciences
- Natural and Agricultural Sciences
- Theology and Religion
- Veterinary Science
Students are encouraged to read the admission requirements before they apply for any degrees at the university.
If you would like your application to be considered at the University of Pretoria (UP) for the year 2024, you need to ensure you have the following details:
- Email address
- Internet access
- Valid Passport or Identity Document.
- Provide proof of English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of lecturing
HOW TO APPLY
- Click here to visit the online application portal.
- Fill in the needed information and submit the necessary documents.
- Submit your application.
Once the application has been submitted, you will receive communication from the university, explaining how to access your Student Centre through the UP Student Portal, enabling you to track your progress and status, as well as other communications and possible outstanding items.
Some applications for specialized fields might only be processed after the official closing date.
General Application Information
- UP applications open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of study.
- 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. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.
- It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents, or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.
- For the application for Distance Education admission (Faculty of Education) please visit the “Distance Education ” web page before you apply. Different rules are applicable.
- It is important to note that should you wish to study the selection programs BSc(Arch)(Architecture) or BSc(Int)(Interior Architecture), you must indicate them as your first choice on your application, or you will not be considered for these programs. It is also recommended to indicate the other selection programs as your first choice on the online application.
Application Dates for 2024 at the University of Pretoria (UP)
Generally, applications at the University of Pretoria (UP) will open from April 2023 and close on 30 September 2023. However, please consult the university’s website for accurate details.
Why applying early at the University of Pretoria (UP) is essential in 2024?
Year after year in South Africa, the population of qualifying students who seek to enroll at universities keeps on growing. This is also due to the ever-growing population in the country, as well as a continuous rise in urbanization. in 2022, universities in South Africa received more than a million applications. That is for the 26 public universities in the country. This makes the process of applying to a university extremely competitive in this day and age. Furthermore, universities prioritize top-performing students for many various reasons. Thus, applying early puts you first in line (in terms of getting space) for the courses that are popular.
You may track your application following the steps in this article: University Of Pretoria, UP Application Status | How to Check
Check out The University Of Pretoria Prospectus