University of Johannesburg UJ

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.

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.

The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Since its establishment in 2005, and under the bold and visionary leadership of its first Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Ihron Rensburg, the University has had a remarkable journey with major accomplishments in transformation, equity, access, and Pan African and global excellence.

Courses Offered At UJ

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

Application Form

Admission for international applicants is subject to meeting the compliance requirements as stipulated by the Immigration Act No 13 of 2002, the regulations made thereunder and the University’s policy.

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

Applications open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of intended study and closes on 28 September 2018 at 12:00 noon. You may apply online at www.uj.ac.za and follow a link to study @UJ to either to apply online or you may download the application form, which should either be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or mailed to the University. Online applicants are exempted from paying an application fee, whereas hardcopy applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable application fee of R200.

Admission Requirement

APPLICATION PROCESS

2019 APPLICATIONS

International Students Admission Requirements

Admission for international applicants is subject to meeting the compliance requirements as stipulated by the Immigration Act No 13 of 2002, the regulations made thereunder and the University’s policy.

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

Applications open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of intended study and closes on 28 September 2018 at 12:00 noon. You may apply online at www.uj.ac.za and follow a link to study @UJ to either to apply online or you may download the application form, which should either be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or mailed to the University. Online applicants are exempted from paying an application fee, whereas hardcopy applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable application fee of R200.

Please Note: All applicants are advised to please not send cash through the mail or leave documents and cash with any unauthorised persons.

ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ARE TO TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Submit a completed application form with supporting documents
  • Final School results
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document or Birth Certificate
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non –  refundable Application Fee R200.00
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 6 and TOEFL at an average score of 80–104 for Undergraduate programmes) Alternatively, you may elect to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP).  Should you choose to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP), Mr Malibongwe Masango will be the contact person for UJELP. Mr Masango is contactable on +27 (0) 11 559 4265 or mmasango@uj.ac.za
  • In case were both first and second choices were unsuccessful, International Admissions office will offer an international applicant an alternative choice option when meeting the requirements
  • Submit completed application form on campus residence when required

Applicants who are attending or have attended a University within or outside the Republic of South Africa, must submit an academic transcript that covers the period of study, especially if they intend on being granted exemption from modules or courses at University.

Degree seeking students

In order to study for a South African degree applicants are required to have achieved a South African National Senior Certificate with a degree endorsement. All International applicants with high school 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 studies. The following supporting documents must be submitted to the Matriculation Board on the address provided below;

  • Form M30 (this form can be downloaded on the Matriculation Board website www.he-enrol.ac.za)
  • Correctly certified copies of the applicants educational qualifications certified by a South African High Commission, Consulate, Trade Mission or a Public Notary in your home country
  • A correctly certified copy of your passport or birth certificate certified by a South African High Commission, Consulate, Trade Mission or a Public Notary in your home country
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Exemption fee as determined by the Matriculation Board ( see website www.he-enrol.ac.za)
  • Submit proof of payment for the Exemption fee of R500 payable to the banking details below  

 Contact Details – Matriculations Board

UNISA Sunnyside Campus 
1st Floor, Block E
Hadefields Office Park
1267 Pretorius Street
Hatfield
Pretoria

P O Box 3854
Pretoria
0001
South Africa
Tel. no: +27 10 591-4401/2
Email: applications@usaf.ac.za
Website: www.he-enrol.ac.za

Banking Details – Matriculation Board

Bank – ABSA
Account Name – Matriculation Board
Account number – 4059036917
Branch Name – Sunnyside
Branch Code – 630345
When paying at an international bank Swift Code – ABSA ZA JJ

Applicants from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville will have to apply for Matriculation Exemption directly with Matriculation Board. Please submit all correctly certified copies by mail when applying by hardcopy application or e-mail when have applied online. The University faculties have different APS (Admission Points System) for admission. It is important that when applying to the University applicants include copy of school leaving results and/or academic record if they have studied at the university.

TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRAMMES (DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATE)

Should you wish to apply for Certificates or Diploma qualification you can apply directly to the university without an Exemption Application or Certificate. 

How to Apply

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    You can post your application to: 

STUDENT ENROLMENT CENTRE
PO Box 524
Auckland Park
2006
South Africa

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Please note: the closing date for residence applications is 27 September 2019.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Online Application

University of Johannesburg Online Application

Application Status

Applicants from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville will have to apply for Matriculation Exemption directly with Matriculation Board. Please submit all correctly certified copies by mail when applying by hard copy application or e-mail when have applied online. The University faculties have different APS (Admission Points System) for admission. It is important that when applying to the University applicants include copy of school leaving results and/or academic record if they have studied at the university.

Application Status

Registration Date

APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

Applications open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of intended study and closes on 28 September 2018 at 12:00 noon. You may apply online at www.uj.ac.za and follow a link to study @UJ to either to apply online or you may download the application form, which should either be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or mailed to the University. Online applicants are exempted from paying an application fee, whereas hardcopy applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable application fee of R200.

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Tel: +27 11 559 4555

e-mail: mylife@uj.ac.za

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