A warm welcome to all international students who are newcomers to the University of Pretoria.
The International Students Division (ISD) will ensure that your alliance with UP is a positive experience. You are embarking on an exciting academic journey and we pride ourselves on being the “home away from home” for all our international students. Undergraduates, Exchange Students, Study Abroad Students and Elective Students can be assured of our support at all times.
South Africa is a great tourist attraction, with intriguing monuments in almost every province. The beautiful capital of South Africa is home to the University of Pretoria. With the nickname Tuks, this is not only a university that is full of fun and interesting people from all over the country, it is also the home of great opportunities and a place where thousands of great careers were developed.
International students who want to obtain postgraduate degrees in the beautiful South Africa should not overlook this fantastic learning environment in the intimate city of Pretoria. Contact us for more information
Getting books to our learners by adopting African solutions - 23/04/2014
The biggest challenge facing South African readers is access to books. For everyday South Africans, loading digital texts onto smartphones or tablets isn't a viable solution. You might have heard the saying that we should use African solutions to solve African problems. In this piece, I write about three organisations — Paperight, Siyavula and Worldreader — that offer practical and context-relevant ways of getting books into the hands of South African learners.
UP Architecture graduate wins prestigious national award - 22/04/2014
Heidi van Eeden, a University of Pretoria alumna, was announced as the overall winner of the 27th National Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. This is the seventh time that a U.P. student has won this prestigious award. Previous winners were Braam de Villiers (1994), Christiaan van Niekerk (2002), Gerald Schulz (2004), Cillié Malan (2005), Marinda Smalberger (2007) and Clifford Gouws (2012).
The world beyond 2015 - is higher education ready? - 17/04/2014
"We are very good at communicating to a scholarly audience, but one of our challenges is how to transfer that information to a broader audience, in other words the general public. There is definitely room for us [universities] to do more of that." This was the response of Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), to one of the questions posed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as part of a new international campaign.