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Copyright: Student Publications

Copyright procedures & guidelines at University of Pretoria, Department of Library Services.

Student Publications

The University of Pretoria is the copyright holder of all its thesis and dissertations. A request for copyright to be ceded to the student can be made after graduation. A recommendation to this effect should be made to the registrar and should be with the consent of the supervisor, the head of the department and the dean of the faculty. The University retains the right to archive the electronic version of such a thesis or dissertation on the UPeTD system.

Each student should submit paper and electronic copies of his/her thesis/dissertation to the Postgraduate Office of the relevant faculty (Yearbook General Regulation G57.4(i)). Alternatively students may self-submit their theses/dissertations to the UPeTD system.

These copies should be accompanied by the submission form (available at ), fully completed and signed by the student, the supervisor as well as the postgraduate officer of the faculty. Particular care should be taken by supervisors and students to indicate their preferences regarding access to documents.

When possible theses and dissertations should be opened worldwide. 

How Do I Seek Permission to Use a Illustation/Image/Figure

You may contact the library copyright officer Zama Khanyile on for assistance or you can use the below link with steps of how to get permission