University Of Pretoria (UP) Online Application

The University of Pretoria formerly Transvaal University College is a 113 years old public university. UP as it is knowingly called is seven-campus research that produces more research output in South Africa than any higher learning institution in the country with a vision to become the number one most intensive research institution in Africa and by extension the world.

For a university that started with merely 32 students, it has arduously yet effectively numbered its student population over the years and can now humbly brag about 53,000 students as of 2019.

The University of Pretoria has a total of nine faculties and a business school, ranked at number one in South Africa and 183 out of over 13,000 universities and colleges in the world from the UniRank’s list of top universities in the world. UP is equally ranked in the top 500 universities in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Computer Science and Engineering, Veterinary Science, and Finance.

Amongst UP’s alums are Naas Botha, Victor Matfield, Saurabh Sinha, et al.

So if you are with zeal and perseverance with a will to strive towards the goal, then your right pick is UP.

Admission Requirements

There are entry qualifications for specific and chosen programs, however, the school is expectant of prospects to maintain a minimum percentage of 60% to stand the ultimate chance of gaining admission into the prestigious UP.

Again, prospects should have participated in sporting activities, engaged or have led projects or community services all geared towards a better chance of gaining admission.

The University of Pretoria updates its admission requirements for courses offered under Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Minimum Entry Requirement

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • Mathematics: 5 (C Symbol: 60%-69%) (Note that Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted)
  • Physical Science: 5 (C Symbol: 60%-69%)
  • English or Afrikaans: 4 (D Symbol: 50%-59%)
  • Life Orientation: 4 (D Symbol: 50%-59%) (Excluded when calculating the APS)
  • Two other subjects: 4 (D Symbol: 50%-59%)
  • An Admission Points Score (APS) of 32
  • Admission test

Postgraduate  Admission Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission status of that degree  OR
  • Attained a level of competence
  • Some Schools/Colleges may accept an Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met
  • This is for two consecutive semesters 

Admission Requirement for International Applicants

Bachelor of Honors Degree Requirement

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Or an Admission to the status of this said degree
  • Or an attained level of competence

Doctor of Philosophy or Supervised Doctor Degrees by Research

  • An important prerequisite degree
  • Or an admission to the status of this said degree

How To Apply To the University Of Pretoria (Online)

The only portal at UP is predominantly for all persons submitting their application for the first time and not for persons who are already students of the school. Applications are opened on the 1st of May of the proceeding year bearing in mind that receiving a student’s number does not guarantee an acceptance into the university.

All applicants must complete all relevant forms before submitting them online. The university will not consider any late application. All applications for undergraduate applications for 2022 are closed.

Before applying, you NEED these;

  • Internet
  • An active email address
  • A working cell phone number

How To Apply

  • Click on
  • In addition to a proof of payment, mandatory for South African Nationals and International students ( a copy of your Identification card if a national and a passport if you are an international student)
  • A final result of Grade 12 if ready and available and Grade 11 in a case where you are still writing Grade 12
  • An email address

University Of Pretorial Application Fee

Students who apply to the University of Pretoria with a household income lower than or equal to R150 000 per annum will have their application fee waived. However, students that the former does not apply to ought to pay an application fee of R300 for 2023.

The online application system can only access or process payments made from a valid credit card be it Master, Visa, American Express, or Diners Club) information, with just about enough funds.

Make sure to quote your online application study number when you are making a deposit and also note the Application fee is non-refundable.

Application Date

The university has announced that the application to study in 2023 will be fully online. Applications for 2023 will open on April 1st, 2022, and close on June 30th, 2022.

For full details, view this Brochure.


Students are supposed to pay an amount of R7 500-00 if they are first-timers and renewal for continuing students. This has to be paid so that the registration process can commence.


UP has nine faculties and one business school. The programs are offered in 140 academic departments and 85 research centers, institutes, and units. Listed below are the faculties;

  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Theology and Religion
  • Veterinary
  • Gordon Institute of Business

Courses Offered at University Pretoria

Numerous courses are offered at the University of Pretoria under 9 faculties. All these courses are being patronized by numerous prospective and active students of the University of Pretoria. Just to mention a few courses like BA admin Public Management and International Relations, Bcom, and BCom Accounting Sciences are just a hand full of programs offered at this prestigious university. 

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • BA admin Public Management and International Relations
  • BCom
  • BCom Accounting Sciences
  • BCom Agribusiness Management
  • BCom Business Management
  • BCom Econometrics
  • BCom Economics
  • BCom Extended programme
  • BCom Financial Sciences
  • BCom Human Resource Management
  • BCom Informatics Information Systems
  • BCom Investment Management
  • BCom Law
  • BCom Marketing Management
  • BCom Statistics
  • BCom Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Education

  • BEd Foundation Phase Teaching
  • BEd Intermediate Phase Teaching
  • BEd Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching
  • Advanced diploma School Leadership and Management
  • Higher Certificate in Sports Science Education

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & IT

  • BEng Chemical Engineering
  • BEng Civil Engineering
  • BEng Computer Engineering
  • BEng Electrical Engineering
  • BEng Electronic Engineering
  • BEng Industrial Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Metallurgical Engineering
  • BEng Mining Engineering
  • BIS Information Science
  • BIS Multimedia
  • BIS Publishing
  • BIT
  • BIT  Information Systems
  • BSc Architecture
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Construction Management
  • BSc Information and Knowledge Systems
  • BSc Interior Architecture
  • BSc Landscape Architecture
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • BSc Real Estate
  • BTRP

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • BChD
  • BCMP
  • B Dietetics
  • BNurs
  • BOccTher
  • BOH
  • BPhysio
  • BRad Diagnostics
  • BSportSci
  • MBChB

Faculty of Humanities

  • BA
  • BA Audiology
  • BA Fine Arts
  • BA Information Design
  • BA Languages
  • BA Law
  • BA Speech-Language Pathology
  • BA Visual Studies
  • BDram
  • BMus
  • BMus Extended programme
  • BPolSci International Studies
  • BPolSci Political Studies
  • BSocSci Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • BSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies
  • BSocSci Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • BSW

Faculty of Law

  • LLB

Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

  • BConSci Clothing Retail Management
  • BConSci Food Retail Management
  • BConSci Hospitality Management
  • BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • BSc Applied Mathematics
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biotechnology
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Culinary Science
  • BSc Ecology
  • BSc Engineering and Environmental Geology
  • BSc Entomology
  • BSc Environmental Sciences
  • BSc Extended programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • BSc Extended programme – Mathematical Sciences
  • BSc Extended programme – Physical Sciences
  • BSc Food Science
  • BSc Genetics
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geoinformatics
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Human Genetics
  • BSc Human Physiology
  • BSc Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology
  • BSc Mathematical Statistics
  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Medical Sciences
  • BSc Meteorology
  • BSc Microbiology
  • BSc Nutrition
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Plant Science
  • BSc Zoology
  • BSc Agric Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management
  • BSc Agric Animal Science
  • BSc Agric Applied Plant and Soil Sciences
  • BSc Agric Plant Pathology

Faculty of Theology and Religion

  • BDiv
  • BTh

Faculty of Veterinary Science

  • BVetNurs
  • BVSc


  • University of Pretoria Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 – Download PDF
  • University of Pretoria  Postgraduate Prospectus 2022 – Download PDF
  • University of Pretoria International Prospectus 2022 – Download PDF

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