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Prospective students

Please follow the following 12 steps before you apply -

 

1. Study information

  • Minimum requirements for study programmes
  • Career opportunities
  • Study programme information
  • Faculty information
  • Fact Finder (facts A-Z).

 

2. Calculate your Admission Point Score (APS)

  • Make use of the electronic APS calculator.
  • Note that Life Orientation (LO) is not taken into consideration when calculating the APS.

 

3. Closing dates

  • Closing dates of study programmes for applicants applying for admission in 2015.

 

4. Fees and Funding

  • Reservation fees:
    • for tuition
    • for residence placement
  • Undergraduate cost estimator
  • Financial aid:
    • bursaries
    • loans
    • awards

 

5. Special offer for top academic achievers

  • Prospective students with an average percentage of 75% and higher may qualify for this special offer.

 

6. Apply at Tuks

  • Applications open on 1 March of the year preceding studies.
  • Apply online or download an application form.

IMPORTANT
The following is required to apply:

  • a copy of your ID.
  • a copy of your Grade 11 final school report.
  • R300 application fee.

 

7. Change/ Add study programme

  • Ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements of the study programme.
  • Please send email to csc@up.ac.za to request change or addition of a study programme.
     

 

8. National Benchmark Test (NBT)

  • Compulsory for selected study programmes.
  • Visit the NBT website at  www.nbt.ac.za to register for the NBT.
  • Refer to faculty brochures. See Study information (step one).
  • Health- and Veterinary Sciences applicants must write the NBT on or before 6 July 2014

 

9. Application status

  • UP Student Portal Login
  • Accept/Decline admission offer.
  • How to complete your online contract

 

10. Prepare to study at Tuks

  • How to prepare yourself for university studies.
  • JuniorTukkie.


 

11. Registration and start of the academic year

  • New first-year students’ registration.
  • Orientation programme for first-year students.
  • Programme: Registration and Start of the Academic Year.
  • Online Registration

 

12. Post-registration information

  • UP 101, a learning management system for new first-year students.
 

News

Castle Lager, Mark Boucher and the Veterinary Genetics Lab put rhinos in safe hands - 19/09/2014
Cricket icon Mark Boucher is not only a champion sportsman, but also someone who is committed to playing his part to protect rhinos from extinction. After retiring from cricket, he partnered with Castle Lager to set up the Castle Lager Boucher Legacy Rhino in Safe Hands. Boucher chose to specifically support UPs Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) and aims to raise enough money to register all South Africas rhinos onto the DNA database of the VGL, known as RhODIS.
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Daspoort Clinic Celebrates 50 years! - 19/09/2014
Medical and health care science students have been providing free primary health care and assistive interventions to needy patients in Daspoort for 50 years.
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TuksFootball shines for the University of Pretoria - 19/09/2014
TuksFootball has made the University extremely proud by retaining the Varsity Sports title, said the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey on Thursday at a function where the 2014 champions were duly honoured.
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Unlocking the secrets of lightning - 19/09/2014
In South Africa, approximately 80 to 100 people die each year as a result of lightning strikes, and approximately seven times as many people are struck and survive. Dr Ryan Blumenthal, a senior specialist in the Department of Forensic Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has spent over ten years researching the effects of lightning on the human and the animal body and is very knowledgeable on the risks associated with this capricious and unpredictable natural phenomenon.
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World Rhino day 2014: Research by the University of Pretoria to aid in the Rhinos fight for survival - 19/09/2014
World Rhino Day on 22 September celebrates all five species of rhino the Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos- living abundantly and free. Initiated in 2010 by WWF-South Africa when poaching started to escalate, it has since became an international event, uniting people and organisations from across the world who are committed to saving these animals.
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Twin taxonomic appointments on international commissions for two UP microbiologists - 17/09/2014
Two staff members of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and researchers associated with FABI, were recently elected to serve on the international bodies governing bacterial and fungal taxonomy.
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Mass vaccination can keep this neglected disease under control - 16/09/2014
Mass dog vaccination campaigns can have a substantial impact on keeping rabies under control.
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