The University of Johannesburg (UJ), only established in 2005, was formally known as RAU. This is a public university located in the heart of South Africa: Johannesburg.
The University of Johannesburg offers internationally respected and accepted
certificates, diplomas and degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
With over 200 undergraduate programmes to choose from, you can take your pick.
These programmes are offered in the following
Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics (College)
Engineering and the Built Environment
To apply to University of Johannesburg , you need the documents below :
1) A certified copy of the green bar coded ID
2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees
3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results
Applicants must check individual further requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of NBTs and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply.
FYI: South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.
When Is UJ Application Closing Date?
27 September 2019 (Undergraduates) at 12:00
31 October 2019 (Postgraduates) at 12:00
How Much Is UJ Application Fees?
When you apply with a paper/hardcopy application form for admission to the University of
Johannesburg, please pay the application fee of R200 into UJ’s bank account (first-time applicants only).
Alternatively, you may apply online, for which no application fee will be charged.
Students without a valid UJ student number, but with a valid South African ID Number or Passport Number, must use the following account.
FNB UJ Main Account
Account type: Cheque
Account number: 626 158 73280
Branch name: FNB Client Services
Branch code: 210-554
Reference on the deposit slip: Please use
your ID Number as the reference.
If you are prompted for a SWIFT CODE, you
must provide the following information:
Please attach a copy of proof of payment
when you submit your paper/hardcopy
Be sure to make a photocopy of your deposit
slip and keep it for your own records.
Residence deposit: R1 220
Application Requirements To Qualify For UJ Admission
To be able to gain access to a faculty and to a specific programme, applicants are required to have the appropriate combination of recognised National Senior Certificate (NSC) or
Independent Examinations Board (IEB) subjects as well as certain levels of achievement in these subjects as set out in this prospectus.
Learners who have not written the National Senior Certificate or Independent Examinations Board final examinations, but fall in the
categories listed below will be referred to the
faculties* for faculty-specific selection:
ACE School of Tomorrow,
National Certificate Vocational (NCV)
N3/N4/N5/N6 results, and
Any other final school-leaving certificates
Note: Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place as the University has a specific number of places as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training for new undergraduate first years
Conditional admission is based on the final Grade 11 results. Final admission is based on the final Grade 12 results.
The earlier you apply, the more likely it is that you will be accepted into a UJ Residence.
Only once you have applied and you have your reference/student number will you be able to investigate bursaries that may cover your studies.
University of Johannesburg UJ Application Procedure
Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure you meet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.)
Step 2: Complete the academic application form with a payment of R200 for a paper
application (no payment required for online application).
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, please allow for three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on
whether your application has been successful or not.
Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the
UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number.
NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final
admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed
How to determine your Admission Point Score (APS)
An Admission Point Score (APS), explained below, has been developed for the National Senior
Certificate (NSC) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) based on the Achievement
Rating of each subject. The total APS is the sum of the achievement ratings of the six school
subjects. Life Orientation is not counted in the calculation of the APS.
Rules to be implemented with this development.
In order to determine the Admission Point System (APS) the following principles need to be taken into
Applicants with the following results, WAEC, Diplome or Exam D’Etat, Certificado de Habilitscoes Literarias,
Ensino Medio and Baccalaureat should be linked with the Ordinary Level (O) Grades on ITS.
Applicants with the following results, HIGCSE, NSSC (HL), AS Level, IB (SL) and KCSE should be linked to the
South African NSC (N) Grades on ITS.
Applicants who have set for either A Level or IB (HL) should be linked to the (A) Grades on ITS.
UJ Online Application System
ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS
Please note the following:
No application fee will be charged for online
If you have previously applied and have a
UJ student number, please call the UJ Call
Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell
number and email address are captured on
our student database. This will ensure you
receive a PIN number to complete the online
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply
and select online web application.
Documents Required For UJ Application
The following must accompany your application form if you are currently in Grade 12:
- Copy of the proof of payment (R200) for paper applications only.
- Should you apply for accommodation, a deposit of R1 220 must accompany your
The following must accompany your application form if you have completed Grade 12:
- Copy of the proof of payment (R200) for paper applications only.
- Certified copy of your National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification.
- Should you apply for accommodation, a deposit of R1 220 must accompany your application.
Send your application to:
Student Enrolment Centre
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
University of Johannesburg
PO Box 524, Auckland Park 2006
University of Johannesburg Courses offered
The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following categories:
- Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
- College of Business and Economics
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Science
University of Johannesburg UJ International Students Application
Admission for all applicants is subject to the faculty qualifications admission point
score requirements. Registration of admitted international applicants is subject to compliance requirements as stipulated by the Immigration Act No.13 of 2002, the regulations made thereunder and the University’s policy.
How To Apply For International Students
You may apply online at www.uj.ac.za and follow a link to Apply@UJ, or you may
download the application form, which should either be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or mailed to the University.
All international applicants are advised not to make any payments whatsoever to
Online application is free
The University charges R200 for hardcopy applications and these should be accompanied by a proof of payment.
All international applicants should take note of
Submit a completed application form with certified supporting documents: ~ Sworn English translation of documents (applicants from non-English medium
schools only) ~ All documents as indicated on the UJ web.
The University of Johannesburg offers applicants a first and second choice in terms
of what they wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and a second choice
on the application form.
Undergraduate degree-seeking applicants In order to study for a South African degree,
applicants are required to have achieved the equivalent of a South African National Senior Certificate with a degree endorsement.
All international applicants with high school results or qualifications achieved outside of the Republic of South Africa require a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa for admission into undergraduate degree studies.
All degree-seeking applicants are required to submit the following supporting
documents which must be certified for submission to the Matriculation Board (USAF):
Completed Form M30 (this form can be downloaded on the Matriculation Board
website www.mb.usaf.ac.za) with proof of exemption fee payment
Exemption fee as determined by the Matriculation Board (see website
Contact Details – Matriculations Board
1st Floor, Block E, Hadefields Office Park
1267 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Tel no: +27 (0)10 591 4401/2
Fax no: +27 (0)86 680 5727
Diploma and certificate-seeking applicants
Should you wish to apply for a certificate or diploma qualifications you do not require an
endorsement or conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board (USAF).
Compulsory Study Visa
All accepted International applicants (passport holders) are required by law to upon receipt of their admission or acceptance letter, immediately apply for a study visa in line with the Immigration Act No.13 of 2002, Immigration Regulations.
For more information please contact the University of Johannesburg, Division for
Internationalisation or visit the Republic of South Africa Embassy, Consulate or Mission
in your home country or visit the Republic of South Africa Department of Home Affairs
When Is University of Johannesburg Online Application Form Ready
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle, which commences in April of every year. The University of Johannesburg has two different methods of applying – students are able to apply online or via a paper-based application. Students have the option to choose only one of the above mention methods.
South Africans learners wishing to apply online can find the UJ Online Web Application here, and will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.
Students wishing to apply via a paper-based application can find such application here.