Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in Chemistry at the University of Pretoria, where our program is meticulously designed to delve into the fundamental aspects of this dynamic discipline. Our goal is to equip students with a comprehensive background in the chemical sciences, fostering a profound understanding of the principles that govern the world of chemistry.


Chemistry is the cornerstone of the world around us, influencing every facet of our lives. At the University of Pretoria, we recognize the pivotal role chemistry plays in modern lifestyles. From the synthesis of synthetic fabrics shaping our clothes to the pharmaceutical breakthroughs combating diseases, chemistry is the driving force. It ensures the quality of our food, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Our bodies, intricate chemical compositions, rely on the principles of chemistry for understanding biological processes, developing medications, and crafting new materials. Chemistry collaborates with other sciences and engineering, meeting the demands of our ever-evolving society.

All subjects within our program encompass both theoretical and practical components. For the BSc (Chemistry) degree, first-year modules in mathematics and physics are mandatory. Advanced modules in mathematics and programming are recommended for those aspiring to pursue postgraduate studies in computer modeling.

Admission Requirements

For the 2024 intake, prospective students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • English Home Language or English First Additional Language: 5
  • Mathematics: 5
  • Physical Sciences: 5
  • APS (NSC/IEB): 34

Life Orientation is excluded from APS calculations. Keep track of application status on the UP Student Portal, and adhere to application deadlines. International, transferring, and returning students must follow faculty-specific guidelines.

  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Mathematics

the fee of course is R49000 per anumm

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Chemistry program at the University of Pretoria find diverse employment opportunities in technology-based institutions. Working in laboratories within industrial, research, or academic settings, chemists contribute significantly to multidisciplinary projects. The level of qualification obtained influences career trajectories, with advanced qualifications paving the way for research and production management roles, demanding management and financial planning skills. Career paths span education, research, journalism, environmental protection, pharmaceuticals, law enforcement, and more.

Visa Requirements:

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