Tuks of Niks

University of Pretoria

Name: TUKKIES

Location: HATFIELD, PRETORIA, GAUTENG

Language/s of Instruction: ENGLISH/AFRIKAANS

Opening Date for Applications: March 2014.               Apply

Closing Dates for Applications:    

May 2014 – Health Sciences; Veterinary Sciences.

June 2014 – Law; Selection Programmes for the following Faculties: Economic & Management Sciences; Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology; Humanities.

July 2014 – Economic & Management Sciences.

September 2014 – Education; Engineering, Built Environment &Information Technology; Humanities; Natural & Agricultural Sciences; Theology.

Follow the link for more information on closing dates.

National Benchmark Tests: ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MUST WRITE THE NBT’s. If maths is a prerequisite, then you have to write both the AQL and Math tests. If maths is not a prerequisite, then you only need to write the AQL. Tips for the NBT’s.

Contact Details: dial 012 420 3111 for General Enquiries, or dial 012 420 4111 for the Client Service Centre, or email them at csc@up.ac.za

 

Claim to Fame

Tuks is the ONLY University in South Africa that offers Veterinary Sciences and is the Top Sporting university in the country. Being one of the largest universities in the country, Tuks is also well known for offering a vast array of qualifications to its students; roughly 1800 academic programmes in both English and Afrikaans. It boasts the highest research output in South Africa, and has the top ranked MBA (Business Faculty) on the continent; according to the Financial Times in 2011.

 

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Join JuniorTuks!! It is free, sends you loads of information, and members may even be allowed to apply early… follow the link to join.

 

ACADEMICS

A major bonus about Tuks academics is if you do well in your course work (class work), some faculties allow you to pass the course with your course mark alone – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE THE FINAL EXAMS! Also, Tuks is known to look after its own: Tuks’ Health Science Faculty holds a certain number of places open for Tuks students transferring from BSc’s in human anatomy & physiology (or the equivalent). The number of places kept open varies from department to department, but if you really want to be a doctor, the Tuks “back door” is the way to go.

 

What’s on Offer?

Click on the relevant faculty heading to view all qualifications offered.

Economic and Management Sciences

Education

Engineering, Built Environment & IT

Health Science

Humanities

Law

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Theology

Veterinary Science

 

Admission Requirements

UP uses the “Admissions Points Score (APS)” system to calculate your academic score, which they use during the selection process. You can also use your APS to see if you meet the minimum requirements to be considered for your chosen degree. Follow the link to calculate your APS online: APS calculator.

Minimum Admission Requirements – follow the link to check out the lowest marks you need to be considered for your chosen degree: Minimum requirements.

Keep in mind that it is extremely unlikely that you will be accepted into your chosen degree if you only meet the minimum admission requirements, so work hard and max your marks!

 

RESIDENCE

Almost every Tuks first year who gets into a residence will have to share a double room. You can request that you stay with a friend, or fill out a compatibility form to find your best suited roommate. Since Tuks has many campuses, bellow is a list of residences you should apply to, depending on which campus you will study:

Follow the link for maps and details on all UP residences available.

Hatfield Campus (Ladies residences): Klaradyn, Jasmyn, Erika, Asterhof, Madelief, Katjiepiering, Nerina, Magrietjie.

Hatfield Campus (Men’s residences): Kollege, Taaibos, Olienhout, Boekenhout, Mopanie, Maroela.

Groenkloof Campus – Education (Ladies residences): Inca, Lilium, Zinnia. *There is a bus between Groenkloof and Hatfield Campus, so you can also apply to Hatfield residences.

Groenkloof Campus – Education (Men’s residence): Kiaat. *There is a bus between Groenkloof and Hatfield Campus, so you can also apply to Hatfield residences.

Prinshof Campus – Health Sciences (Ladies residence): Curlitzia.                 **Placements are made in October. You are also automatically considered for Hatfield and Groenkloof residences, in case you are not accepted. First year, first semester courses take place on Hatfield campus, so there will be a bus to transport you to your lectures on Hatfield.

Prinshof Campus – Health Sciences (Men’s residence): Olympus.                 **Placements are made in October. You are also automatically considered for Hatfield and Groenkloof residences, in case you are not accepted. First year, first semester courses take place on Hatfield campus, so there will be a bus to transport you to your lectures on Hatfield.

Onderstepoort – Veterinary Science (Mixed residence): Onderstepoort.             ***If you are accepted into veterinary science, you will automatically be offered a place in Onderstepoort residence.

 

Getting into Residence

Tuks starts placing students into residences as soon as the first applications are received – so the sooner you apply, the better! Preference is given to students with good academic merit (grade 11 marks). Most residences have their own selection committees with their own selection criteria; so sporting achievements or leadership roles could also be taken into consideration.

For residence enquiries email tuksres@up.ac.za, or follow the link for a comprehensive list of residence contact details.

FEES

Tuks is great value for money – always in the top 3 SA varsities, but with reasonable res and tuition fees.

Application Fee: R220.00

First Year Tuition Fees:

BCom Accounting Sciences – R23 490

BSc Civil Engineering – R27 970

MBChB (Medicine) – R32 310

LLB (Law) – R27 350

BSc – from R24 620 (Chemistry) to R33 650 (Nutrition and Food Science)

Follow the link to see a list of estimated average tuition fees

 Residence Fees:

Double room, per person – R22 200

Single room (highest fee of all residences) – R32 300

Catering Fee:

3 meals/day for 7 days/week – R28 800 for the year

(There are cheaper catering options, see the link bellow)

Follow this link for a comprehensive list of all Tuks Residence and Catering fees:

Financial Aid:

Different Faculties offer fee rebates based on your final Matric marks; you do not apply for this scholarship – the university will contact you via post, follow the link to see if this applies to you. To apply for Financial Aid at the University of Pretoria, follow the link

For more information regarding your financial prospects, follow this link

Or contact UP’s client service centre at 012 420 4111

 

TRANSPORT

Shuttle Service

UP has a shuttle service to and from the various campuses and most residences, however it is not a regular service, so most students choose to walk, cycle or drive to campus. The Hatfield area is quite safe and girls do walk alone, but walking in groups is still a better idea.

 First Years & Cars

Every Tuks student is allowed a car; however you will need to buy a parking disk, which will cost well over R1000 for the year and places for undergraduate students on main campus (Hatfield) go fast, so log onto your UP Portal and apply as soon as you can.

 

 

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