How to Apply to University of Pretoria UP

The Online Application System is intended for use by new prospective students submitting an application to UP for the first time. It is not intended for students presently registered at the University of Pretoria.

To use the Online Application System you will need the following:

  • internet access
  • an email address which you can access regularly, because as soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email address as confirmation of receipt. 

How to apply

Before continuing please read the admission requirements of the University of Pretoria.

Please ensure that you meet the admission requirements before applying.



  • It is in your best interest to complete your own application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at own risk. 
  • The closing dates are non-negotiable. It is your responsibility to ensure you apply before the applicable deadline! 
  • It is of utmost importance that you provide your correct personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly. 

Persons with disabilities: 

The online application system provides the facility for an applicant to disclose his/her disability status. Applicants are encouraged to make use of this facility to disclose their disability status at this point in the application process. Such a disclosure will in no way prejudice an application. Disclosing your disability status enables the University of Pretoria to better anticipate the needs arising from these disabilities. 

Applying via Online Application 

Please be informed that payment of your online application, is not the final step. You still need to click on “VERIFY” and “APPLY”.Important note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload required supporting .pdf documents.  It is also the responsibility of the applicant to verify and finally click on “apply” to submit an online application.  

The online application system is not intended for use by students presently registered and studying at the University of Pretoria.  Please contact your Faculty should you wish to change to another field of study or if you wish to pursue a different degree. 

Important!  If you have not clicked on VERIFY and APPLY as your last two steps, your application has not officially been submitted to the University of Pretoria.

Click on the links below for more information about University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria UP Online Application

University of Pretoria UP Application Date

University of Pretoria UP Closing Date

University of Pretoria UP Application Fee

University of Pretoria UP Postgraduate Applications

University of Pretoria UP Undergraduate Application

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University of Pretoria UP International Student Application