DAAD in-region scholarships for South Africans
The DAAD awards funding to sub-Saharan African students for Master’s or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country outside their home country. These in-region scholarships lead to mobility of researchers between sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at African universities. In South Africa, for... Read more
UP VC encourages students & wider community to donate to student drive
University of Pretoria Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe visited Pretoria’s Menlyn Park mall on Thursday 14 February to make a personal donation to Tuks FM and Menlyn Mall’s #Back2Varsity campaign. The initiative, which kicked off on 11 February and ends on 3 March, is aimed at providing students from... Read more
Two UP zoologists announced as Fellows of Royal Society of South Africa
Two renowned researchers from the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, Professors Armanda Bastos and Marthán Bester, have been announced as fellows of the Royal Society of South Africa (RSSAf) for 2019. This brings the total number of RSSAf fellows from the department to seven.... Read more
UP Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic changes lives, one child at a time
Music blasts out of Zaskia Botha’s portable hi-fi system in the pristine reception area of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic on UP’s Prinshof Campus, as patients wait to be attended to by its staff. It’s 9:30am on a Friday, the clinic is celebrating its 35th... Read more
University of Pretoria tips for making the most of your time as a student
Welcome to  Tuks, the University of Pretoria, and congratulations on choosing UP! Everything can seem a bit overwhelming right now, so take a moment to familiarise yourself with the programme for all the different faculties on the Orientation Week webpage. You can find more tips on how to make a success... Read more
University of Pretoria Law professor awarded prestigious Fulbright Research Grant
The University of Pretoria’s Professor Dire Tladi, a lecturer in the Department of Public Law and a fellow at the Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Research Grant, and is currently a Global Visiting Professor in Law at the University of California, Irvine.... Read more
University of Pretoria VC & Principal gives registration process thumbs-up
Professor Tawana Kupe, the new Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, paid a visit to the university’s Hillcrest campus on Tuesday to talk to students and staff and ensure that the ongoing registration process is running smoothly. UP’s online registration process started on 3 January for senior... Read more
Chemistry Nobel laureate offers advice to UP academics and students
The University of Pretoria was proud to host 2016 Chemistry Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart recently, when he spoke at UP’s Future Africa campus. In his lecture, Sir Fraser said that, to be successful as academics, teachers should prioritise their students’ needs and put them ahead of their own.... Read more
Meet David Kabwa, newly elected University of Pretoria SRC President
“For as long as I can remember, when growing up I was the kid in the playground that would organise everyone together to make sure no one was left out. I was a class rep in high school, the youngest-ever Head Boy in that school. I was Head Boy... Read more
UP’s Zanele Mahlangu chosen for prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship
Zanele Mahlangu (23), a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Pretoria, is the only South African chosen as a Schwarzman Scholar to pursue a one-year master’s degree in China in 2020. Launched in 2016, the scholarship is designed to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century.... Read more