QECS at the University of Pretoria

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The University of Pretoria will be hosting awards in the following disciplines:

  • Medicine, health and life sciences
  • Physical sciences, engineering and mathematics
  • Social sciences
  • Arts and Humanities

All postgraduate degrees can be found on the University of Pretoria's website.


To apply you must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country  other than the country hosting the award.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level

Please note, universities may have their own specific eligibility requirements for admissions - please visit the University of Pretoria's website to find the contact details of the relevant faculty.

Prospective applicants must have already applied to an RSA institution and have identified a supervisor and a research topic before applying for a QECS at the University of Pretoria.

Applicants must also ensure they apply to SAQA to have their international qualifications assessed.

How to apply for a QECS at University of Pretoria

Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:

  • High school certificate
  • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate)
  • Two references – preferably academic
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language

Complete a QECS at the University of Pretoria by completing an online application form.

Submit a separate application to the university for admission to your chosen course - for any queries on the university application process please visit UP's website to find  thecontact details of the relevant faculty.

Applications will close at 4pm (UTC+) on 9 July

Apply for a QECS at the University of Pretoria