University of Pretoria International students

University Of Pretoria, International students

The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. It is the largest residential university in South Africa. It has more than 50 000 full-time and part-time students. The University is organized into nine faculties and a business school.

The university has a diverse student population which is representative of all South Africa’s cultural and racial backgrounds. The undergraduate students comprise more than 70% of the total contact students. The University teaches in two languages (English and Afrikaans) and also uses Sepedi as a language of communication.

Mission Statement

“In pursuing recognition and excellence in its core functions of research, teaching, and learning, and integrating engagement with society and communities into these, the University of Pretoria will use quality, relevance, diversity, and sustainability as its navigational markers.”


“To be a leading research‐intensive university in Africa recognized internationally for its quality, relevance, and impact, as also for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.”

International students

With a large number of staff and students from beyond South Africa’s borders at the University of Pretoria, students embark on an exciting academic journey. The University prides itself on being the “home away from home” for our international students. Undergraduates, Postgraduate, Postdoctoral Fellows, Exchange Students, Study Abroad Students and Elective Students can be assured of the University’s support at all times.

Ranking Position 2016 to 2018

  • University of Pretoria word ranking in 2016: 501-600
  • University of Pretoria word ranking in 2017: 601-800
  • University of Pretoria word ranking in 2018: 601-800

Faculties Overview at University of Pretoria

  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Companion Animal Clinical Studies
  • Paraclinical Sciences
  • Production Animal Studies
  • Veterinary Tropical Diseases

More Information

  • Address: Lynnwood Rd, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
  • Phone: +27 12 420 4111
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