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University of Pretoria (Semester)
Pretoria, South Africa (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA:: 3.0
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  Quick Facts University of Pretoria
General The University of Pretoria (UP) is the leading research university in South Africa and one of the largest in the country. UP Building
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Eligibility Minimum GPA 3.0 Pretoria, South Africa
Language of Instruction English/Afrikaans Pretoria SA Map
Academic Dates Fall: Mid-July - December
Spring: Early January - June


The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria ranks amongst the top law faculties in South Africa and is one of the most sought-after law faculties in the country by students and prospective employers. The Faculty is home to 60 dedicated full-time academics, half of which have doctoral degrees in various fields of law. These academics are supported by highly motivated administrative and support staff. Together they serve the student community and the public at large.

Writing and publishing are foremost on the Faculty’s agenda. Much time is therefore invested in improving the writing skills of students while at the same time academic staff are supported and encouraged to publish. The Faculty houses accredited legal journals and publications, such as De Jure, THRHR, the African Human Rights Law Journal and the African Human Rights Law Reports. The Pretoria Student Law Review publishes articles by law students and is funded and supported by the Faculty and managed by law students. Academic books and publications may also be published via the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP).

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The Spring Term focuses more on Human Rights topics. The Fall Term focuses on Business law topics.

Student's have the opportunity to rewrtie exams. Students who should rewrite exams, are advised to postpone their departure dates. UP will not allow rewrite of exams to be done outside South Africa. Again, it is the duty of the students to check with the faculty upon arrival when the exams of the courses registered for would take place.

Please note: Students need to also make sure before registration that the courses they register for are semester courses and not year courses.

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Housing and Cost of Living:

The school's International Students Division arranges accomodation for exchange, study abroad and elective students, but is subject to availability and is allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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The University of Pretoria language policy is flexible to accomodate students in English as well as Afrikaans.

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Jamie Welling
Associate Director of Study Abroad
Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 10/01/2017 TBA TBA