How To Check University of Pretoria Application Status

The University of Pretoria (UP) is the largest contact university in South Africa. It also ranks as one of the top universities on the African continent. With the opening of the university’s portal for 2023 academic year applications on April 1st, 2022, prospective students who wish to apply for admission to the University of Pretoria need to be checking the status of their application.

This is carried out by accessing the Student Centre on the UP Portal. If the application is successful, you’ll then have to accept or reject the admission offer. And here’s a step-by-step guide on how to check the University of Pretoria application status and set up the UP portal password.

How To Track University of Pretoria Application Status

To check the University of Pretoria application status, students need to visit the Student Centre on the university portal, where a student profile can be viewed. However, one cannot access the student center without first setting up the My UP Login password. This can be achieved in a few simple steps listed below:

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Set-up MY UP Login Password

STEP 1: Visit the University of Pretoria website at

STEP 2:  Click on the link titled “My UP Login,” and you will be taken to the UP Loin page.

STEP 3: Click on the button labeled “New User” (as a first-time user of the university portal).

STEP 4: In the New User section, enter your Username, which would have been communicated to you, and your South African national ID or passport.

STEP 5: You will be given the criteria your proposed password must meet.

STEP 6: Capture your proposed password twice and click Proceed.

STEP 7: Once your login password has been created, you will be asked to set up the answers to at least three “Challenge Questions” that you select.

STEP 8: Decide three or more questions you wish to select against which you’ll save your responses. Providing answers to these challenge questions facilitates a self-service mechanism to help reset your password at a later date, should you have forgotten it.

STEP 9: Enter your responses to the chosen Challenge Questions and click Save.

STEP 10: Once your set-up of Challenge Questions is completed, you will receive confirmation and then click OK.

STEP 11: You will then be returned to the Login page used earlier. Also, you can navigate from the UP website to My UP Login.

After setting up the login password, the UP application status can be checked through the following steps:

STEP I: Visit the University of Pretoria website at

STEP II: Click on the link titled “My UP Login,” and you will be taken to the UP Login page.

STEP III: Enter your Username and the newly created password and click “Submit.”

STEP IV: As a student, you should have landed on the “UP Student Portal.”

STEP V: On the student portal, you will see some small “portlets” (such as Student Centre, UP Agreements, etc.). Each of the portlets gives access to specific functions.

STEP VI: One of the portlets is titled “Student Centre,” and within it are different hyperlinks. Click on the hyperlink labeled “Student Centre” or the green “GO” button.

STEP VII: It will open a screen with a collection of tiles under a workspace collection titled “UP Student Self-Service.”

STEP VIII: Click on the tile labeled “UP Student Centre.”

STEP IX: Clicking on this “UP Student Centre” tile will take you to a collection of hyperlinks.

STEP X: Click the “Admission Status” link, which will allow you to track the status of your study application.

STEP XI: Select the “Home” icon (top right) to return to the previous collection of tiles, or you can simply log out by clicking on the close button (X) of the browser tab.

Note: If your application status indicates “Awaiting Results” despite submitting your results as requested on your application form, you have to send an email to [email protected] or call 012 420 3111.

How Long Does it Take to Hear Back from the University of Pretoria?

After submission of applications online, prospective students will receive an email bearing their student number once the application has been processed. The confirmation email may take up to 14 working days to be received. In case an applicant didn’t receive the confirmation email, he or she can make an inquiry about it through the following channels:

How to Accept an Offer to Study at UP

Prospective students can accept or reject the offer to study at the University of Pretoria on the UP portal, where the application status can be selected. The procedures involved include:

  • Go to the UP’s website
  • Log in with your password and username, which is ‘u’ followed by your student number, for example, u12345678
  • Locate and select the “Student Centre” hyperlink
  • To access your personal information, click on UP Student Centre
  • Under Admission, choose admission status to open the “Applications Status” window
  • On the Applications Window, check the status under the “Application Status Column.”
  • If you have been accepted, click on “Accept/Reject” in the Accept Status column,
  • Click on Accept to accept the offer or Reject to reject/cancel the admissions offer
  • Click on continue to close the window

What Do I need to Do Before I Register Online at UP?

After accepting the admissions offer, students need to complete the University of Pretoria enrolment contract before registering at the university. Failure to complete the contract details, print it, and have it signed and delivered to the university, the student won’t be able to register at UP.

Students can access the enrolment contract on the “Student Centre” on the UP portal, and the processes involved are as follows:

  • Visit
  • Login with your Username
  • Enter your password
  • Click on Login
  • Locate and select the “Student Centre” hyperlink to access your personal information
  • Scroll down and click on the Online Contract link
  • Download/print the contract
  • Ensure you turn off the Pop-up Blocker on your web browser before downloading/printing the contract
  • Ensure all the necessary parties sign once the contract has been printed.
  • After submitting the contract to UP and it is valid, it becomes legally binding once the student registers with the university.

NOTE: Postal addresses are unacceptable; thus, you should ensure that only the physical or residential addresses are completed on the UP enrolment contract.

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