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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

Social Development Month (October) - 22/10/2014
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Living Lab for Innovative Teaching Research established in UPís Faculty of Education - 21/10/2014
The Living Lab for Innovative Teaching Research at the University of Pretoria (LLITUP), a research unit aimed at interdisciplinary research collaboration in teaching and learning, was launched at UPís Groenkloof Library Research Commons on 17 October 2014.
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Kovsie First Year Moot Court Competition - TuksLaw triumphs (again)! - 20/10/2014
The University of Pretoria TuksLaw teams proved again that they are indeed the cream of the crop at the 10th Annual First Year Kovsie Moot Court Competition which was hosted by the University of the Free State from 2 to 6 October 2014.
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Launch of photographic exhibition at University of Pretoria celebrates Australiaís contribution to the new South Africa - 20/10/2014
Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP) was joined by the Minister of Women in The Presidency, Susan Shabangu , and the Acting High Commissioner of Australia, Chris Munn at the launch of a new photographic exhibition titled Celebrating 20 years of democracy: Australiaís contribution to the new South Africa.
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Limpopoís tomato growers have to face up to climate change - 20/10/2014
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Walking the tightrope - 20/10/2014
Twenty first century organisations can be as large and powerful as countries, yet the communication and knowledge revolution has shrunk the planet and its people into a global village. These extremes of size and a shifting environment force organisations to walk a tightrope balancing people, planet and profit.
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UP conducts validation trial for IDEXXís new pregnancy test for cows - 17/10/2014
Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.
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