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|Tuition Fees:||$2,774 /year|
|Applications Begin:||March 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Commerce (BCom Informatics)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
Informatics studies the application and use of the computer and information systems within the organisation. Our students’ strength lies in their broad background of the economic and management sciences, which implies that the world of business is nothing sinister to them.
The use of information technology by organisations is growing exponentially and new, more complex and challenging applications are explored and developed on a daily basis. It has the benefit that, in addition to the work of informatics specialists being extremely interesting, there will only be a very small chance that they will ever be without work.
The Informatics specialist has the knowledge to analyse the information needs of organisations, be that businesses, government departments, non-profit organisations or any other group where information is crucial. They not only analyse the needs but then address those needs by designing and implementing information systems.
Information systems nowadays refer to computer-based systems (including mobile applications) which store and manipulate data such that people can understand, use, interpret and make decisions based on the information.
The BCom (Informatics) programme at UP is the only degree in South Africa that is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of the USA.
English Home Language
NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 us at email@example.com.
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
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Managers in the information technology environment
– Computer software or hardware support services
– Computer systems analysts
– Financial information systems analysts
– Business analysts
– Information facilitators
– IT training officers
– Systems developers
– Business systems analysts
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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