University of Pretoria


The University of Pretoria (UP) is a public research university with many campuses in Pretoria, South Africa. The institution was founded in 1908 as the Pretoria branch of the Transvaal University College in Johannesburg. It is the fourth institution in South Africa to receive university status after operating continuously.

The institution was established on seven campuses throughout the suburbs. Its primary administrative offices are located in the Pretoria suburb of Hatfield. Six faculties are housed on the university's main campus, Hatfield. 

This institute is organised into nine faculties and a business school. There are more than 1600 professors and teachers on the academic faculty. The institution conferred the greatest proportion of master's and doctoral degrees in South Africa in 2008, around 15.8%.

The University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science is the only veterinary school in South Africa and the second-oldest in Africa, having been founded in 1920.

The GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science) at the university has constantly held the title of best business school in Africa. Additionally, it is among the top 50 in the globe. This university launched its first MBA programme in 1949, outside North America.

The university has produced more than 250,000 alums. Several CEOs of American Fortune 500 and JSE Top 50 corporations are alums in business.


The university has a student population of 53,000. Out of which, there are 2,392 international students. 

On the university campus, over 100 organisations and student clubs are active. Several student governments, volunteer groups, and service providers are among these.

Student involvement in sports and recreation has a long history at the university. Almost 9,000 students yearly participate in 30 recognised athletic clubs and 10 academies at the institution on a competitive and recreational level. Additionally, more than 1000 volunteers work in sports in a variety of roles.

If you are planning to apply for this University, check about its Study Visa. Also, learn about South Africa's work visa to know if you can work there along with your studies. To add, read the tips before applying for a student visa for any country


UP is the largest residential university in the amazing South Africa, with 10,000 students living on campus. Students are housed in 24 undergraduate and postgraduate residences and three postgraduate-only residences spread across the University's campuses. 

Check out the institute's various residence names (old and new ones) for males and females over here.


In January 2011, Webometrics ranked the University of Pretoria 2nd in South Africa and Africa. The same source has ranked this university in 4th place in 2015. The University of Pretoria's global rankings are as follows. 

  • Rank #452 by CWTS World 

  • Rank from 401 to 500 by ARWU


University of Pretoria

Lynnwood Rd, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

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