University of Pretoria

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world rank  305

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University Overview

Established in 1908, University of Pretoria is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Pretoria (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Gauteng. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, University of Pretoria (UP) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Pretoria (UP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 111 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UP
Founded 1908
Motto Ad Destinatum Persequor
Pursuing towards destiny

University Location

Address Lynnwood Road
Pretoria (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
0002 Gauteng
South Africa
T +27 (12) 420 4111
F +27 (12) 420 4555

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Customer Service Centre, Corner of Lynnwood and Roper streets
Pretoria 0002
+27 (12) 420 3111
(12) 420 4111

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,000-4,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Pretoria's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)
  • National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019