Apply to the University of Pretoria


Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UP (University of Pretoria). You will find instructions on the online application. Please note there is no hardcopy application. 

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University of Pretoria application breakdown:

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle, which commences in March every year.

Before you begin applying online, have a look at our infographic on Things to Remember Before Applying.

Apply to UP using the online application form

Things to note before using the online application for University of Pretoria:

  1. You’ll need an email address to complete the application.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying. 
  3. Make sure you complete the application in full (so that there’s no delay from UP). Good internet access is necessary for your application too.
  4. Getting a UP student number does not mean you have been accepted.
  5. If you have any queries during the online application process, you can email or call 012 420 3111.
  6. If you are looking to study a BSc(Arch)(Architecture) or BSc (Int)(Interior Architecture), you must indicate them as your first choice on your application.

How to complete the UP online application: 

UP has one online application form. You can follow the link below and complete the application. Make sure to fill in your first and second choice of study when completing the online application form.

Don’t forget to write the NBT Test

This institution requires you to write a National Benchmark test (NBT) as part of your application. Find out more information about the NBT tests here. Get on it now!

Need more guidance? 

Check out a step-by-step guide explaining the online application process.  This will give you a proper breakdown, each step of the way.

Apply to UP residence application

Note: The same online application form that is used to apply for a study course is also used to apply for a placement at a residence. 

Application Fees for University of Pretoria

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of R300.

For more information, please visit the UP Application Fee page.

Submitting Results and Documents

When applying to UP, you must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to UP, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should also ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

Once you have applied, keep a lookout for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter. You are encouraged to monitor your application status at all times.

Please note: Once admitted or provisionally admitted, you are required to accept or decline your application online. 

If you still have questions, be sure to check out the UP information and Guidelines for Applying page.

Contact the University of Pretoria:

For more information on how to apply to UP, you can visit their website.

Alternatively, you can contact the Contact Student Service Centre (SSC) on the following details:


Tel: 012 420 3111Visit the University of Pretoria official institution page

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