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New Students- Undergraduate

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

Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day bigger and better! - 29/08/2014
This yearís eagerly anticipated Faculty of Health Sciencesí Research Day at the University of Pretoria (UP) was an eclectic mix of research, education and innovation. The event afforded researchers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students from UP the opportunity to present their research findings to the Faculty. Participants presented their endeavours in the form of oral and/or poster presentations.
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Harnessing the power of the sun - 29/08/2014
Prof Ken Craig and his research group in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering are focusing on the sun and the energy it can provide us. Although the familiar domestic solar panels and solar geysers are becoming more widespread, these provide only local power or energy and are not suitable for large-scale power generation. Therefore, Prof Craig decided to focus on concentrated solar power or CSP.
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South African reading literacy achievement under scrutiny - 29/08/2014
A research study conducted by Dr Surette van Staden, lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at UP, aims to identify factors that predict reading literacy achievement among Grade 4 learners in South Africa.
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UP specialist registrar awarded prestigious NIH fellowship - 29/08/2014
Dr Likhona Masika, a specialist registrar in UPís Department of Chemical Pathology, has been awarded a prestigious two-year fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA. The NIH is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services and is the world's largest biomedical research agency.
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A new generation of research-driven leaders in agriculture - 28/08/2014
South Africa is a fertile land, so how is it that we have to date been unable to effectively feed our people? According to Mr Shaun Berry of BASF-Becker Underwood, a company involved in a joint research grant partnership with the University of Pretoria and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), not enough research is currently being done to develop new technology for South African farmers.
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Ethical Research Workshop - 25/08/2014
On 18 August 2014, Professor Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education at UP, hosted a seminar focusing on ethically responsible research. The theme of the seminar was ĎHuman research participants and the ethically responsible advancement of scienceí. A paper was presented at the event by Dr Felice J Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association.
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Taking the battle against disease into the family home - 25/08/2014
The fight for the health and wellbeing of South Africans should be taken into the homes of the neediest individuals and families, believes Professor Jannie Hugo, Head of the Department of Family Medicine at UP.
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