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|Tuition Fees:||$3,075 /year|
|Applications Begin:||March 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
Both the BSc (Geography) and BSc (Environmental Sciences) programmes comprise fundamental modules that develop general skills. Training in spatial analytical techniques includes GIS and remote sensing and enables graduates to analyse complex environmental issues. Students can also select modules from other disciplines.
The BSc (Environmental Sciences) programme studies the multitude of interactions between the living (including humans) and non-living components of the earth. As a result of an increase in the human population and technological advances, our impressions of the environment have become more widespread and create complex, multidisciplinary challenges, for example, the impact on ecosystems, natural resources, human health and well-being.
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NSC/IEB – 5
AS/A Level – C
NSC/IEB – 5
AS/A Level – C
NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C
Cambridge A-Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
Life Orientation is excluded in the calculation of the Admission Point Score (APS).
Grade 11 results are used for the provisional admission of prospective students. Final admission is based on the Grade 12 results.
UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.
Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.
Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).
Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.
It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.
International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email email@example.com.
The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.
**Application Deadline for South Africans – 30th September
**Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st August
There are three main career fields in geography: teaching, research and the practical application of geographical knowledge and skills. Geographers can focus on environmental management, urban issues such as squatting, regional and rural development, or environmental issues, including pollution and the destruction of ecosystems through activities such as mining, agriculture and tourism. Geographers in the private sector are generally employed by real estate, planning, architecture and engineering firms, banks, tourism organisations, environmental conservation bodies and industry. Government departments involved in forestry, water and land affairs, the environment, tourism and education employ geography graduates.
Parastatal organisations such as the SABS and the CSIR offer career opportunities in the various specialised fields related to the earth and environmental sciences. Many geographers are self-employed. They are mainly involved in areas such as marketing, planning, development, tourism, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, environmental analysis and environmental auditing. Graduates can also pursue academic careers.
Graduates could also be employed as environmental consultants, air quality managers, environmental impact analysts, environmental protection agents, hazardous materials specialists, public health educators, researchers, water quality specialists, natural resource managers, risk managers, environmental educators, wetlands scientists, wildlife conservationists, environmental planners and analysts, wastewater treatment experts, programme and project managers, natural resources experts and researchers.
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An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.
Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.
International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)
Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.
Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.
International students will be required:
**to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
**to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July