The Guide to South African Higher Education | 18th Edition

University of Pretoria

Internationally Recognised for its Quality, Relevance and Impact

Make Today Matter

Internationally recognised for its quality, relevance and impact, the University of Pretoria (UP) is a leading university in Africa. UP is a research-intensive university that equips its students to succeed in a rapidly changing world by providing students with inquiry-led training and learning opportunities.

UP strives to teach its students to “make today matter” by drawing on the experiences of yesterday and using the knowledge of today to improve tomorrow.

Campuses and Faculties

UP has six campuses in Pretoria, and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Illovo, Johannesburg.
GIBS was rated the best business school in Africa and one of the best globally by the prestigious UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings in 2015. This was the 11th consecutive year the business school was ranked among the top business schools worldwide.

The University has nine faculties, including the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences on the Onderstepoort Campus, the only one of its kind in South Africa, where groundbreaking research and clinical work take place.

The UP faculties include:

  • Economic Management Sciences Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering, Building Environment, and Information Technology
  • Health Sciences Humanities
  • Law
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Theology and Religion
  • Veterinary Sciences.

University of Pretoria

International Students Division

Ground floor, Graduate Building, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria.
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111

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