Home of the Innovation Generation
University of Pretoria is the largest of South
19 contact universities.
The University of Pretoria (UP) places
the highest premium on academic excellence and academic
standards and combines world-class education with beautiful,
safe and stable campus settings that allow our students
to enjoy student life to the full. This includes social,
sports and cultural activities, participation in the
arts and development of leadership abilities. The University
of Pretoria is the home of the ‘Innovation Generation’.
UP is South Africa's largest residential
university and is home to the ‘Innovation Generation’ – those
people who will make a difference, today and tomorrow.
Location and history
Situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa's expanding administrative
capital, Pretoria, the University of Pretoria is the largest of the nation's
19 contact universities.
Courses are presented in English and Afrikaans. It remains the student's responsibility
to ascertain whether a module (and all subsequent modules of the programme)
is presented in a specific language.
There are nine faculties: Humanities Natural
and Agricultural Sciences Law Theology Economic
and Management Sciences Veterinary
Science Education Health
Built Environment and Information Technology. These are home to 140 Departments.
The University also houses 43 centres, institutes and bureaus.
Vision and mission
The University of Pretoria strives to be:
- A leader in higher education
that is recognized internationally for academic
excellence and a focus on quality
- Known for international competitiveness
and local relevance through continuous innovation
- University of choice for students,
staff, employers of graduates and those requiring
- A university with an inclusive, enabling,
value-driven organizational culture, that provides
an intellectual home for the rich diversity of South
African academic talent
- The premier university in South Africa
that acknowledges its prominent role in Africa, is
a symbol of national aspiration and hope, reconciliation
and pride, and is committed to discharging its social
The University of Pretoria’s mission
is to be an internationally recognized South African
teaching and research university and a member of the
international community of scholarly institutions.
The academic year
Applications open 1 March of the year preceding the year of study. Closing
date for selection courses is 30 June. Closing date for other courses is
30 September. The academic year commences in January and ends in November.
Who are the ‘Innovation Generation’?
aims to be a world-class university and consequently
we don't only want to provide students
with academic knowledge; we want to produce world-class
citizens. These world-class citizens are known as the ‘Innovation
Generation’ and are sought-after workers and
members of the community; equipped with excellent academic
training; well-rounded individuals who are balanced
and responsible members of society; people with an
insight into social, political economic, technological
and environmental matters, and who are internationally
competitive and equipped with a sound set of values.
Become part of TUKS’s
Passion: At Tuks you will grow and reach the top at a dizzying pace. This is
where it's happening! Energy: Do you have drive and vitality? Become part of
winning teams and form lifelong friendships. Choice: Choose from 540 programmes,
86 societies, 31 sports clubs and a multitude of cultural and social activities.
Quality: Tuks offers world-class facilities, academic distinction, international
recognition and a healthy balance between, learning, living and playing.
TuksSport is housed in the Sports Centre of the L D de Villiers sports grounds.
UP offers top sports facilities, professional coaching and opportunities
for keen competition to sportsmen and women.
University of Pretoria
A key organisaton for international students to be involved in is UPI. This
organisation caters for both local and international students giving both groups
an opportunity to interact with each other. UPI is responsible for many fun
cultural events such as the International Day held annually and trips in and
around South Africa, as well as educational seminars around pertinent topics.
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