University of Johannesburg Admission Requirements

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) admission requirements for the admission of undergraduate and postgraduate students have been released.

The management of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has released the undergraduate and postgraduate admission requirements. The admission entry requirements cover for both South African and International students who wish to study at the University of Johannesburg.

University of Johannesburg Admission Requirements

New applicants

  • In the case of applicants re-writing Grade 12 subjects, applications will be processed on the current results available. If Grade 12 has been written more than once then your combined results must be submitted with your application.
  • Applicants writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) through IEB or SACAI examining bodies can apply online by selecting “National Senior Certificate” under the Results Detail page of the online application process.
  • Applicants currently in Grade 12 may be requested to provide certified copies of final Grade 11 results for verification and auditing purposes.
  • Knowing the qualification requirements will avoid disappointment when applying. Therefore, ensure you consult with the 2019 Undergraduate Prospectus when completing your application.
  • The University of Johannesburg will not accept the General Education Development (GED) test for entry into any of its curricular undergraduate qualifications.  The GED is no longer recognised by Universities South Africa (USAf), and is not equivalent to a South African grade 12 (NSC/IEB/SACAI).  Applicants who completed the GED and would like to study towards an undergraduate curricular qualification are advised to register and complete a grade 12 NSC/IEB/SACAI or international equivalent thereof.

Re-applicants/Transfer applicants/Senior applicants

  • Applicants may only apply for two study choices. These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen.
  • Applicants already in possession of a UJ student number must use their existing student number when applying.
  • To verify or update your cell number/email details – contact the UJ Call Centre on 011 559 4555.
  • Applicants transferring from another university/tertiary institution are required to declare their previous studies when applying as well as upload a full academic record/transcript and degree/diploma certificate (if applicable). Please refer to “Document upload requirements when applying online” below for more information on uploading of documents.
  • If you forgot your pin then select “Request a PIN” using your existing UJ student number. A PIN will be sent to you via email. Thereafter, login using your student number and PIN provided.
  • The University of Johannesburg will not accept the General Education Development (GED) test for entry into any of its curricular undergraduate qualifications.  The GED is no longer recognised by Universities South Africa (USAf), and is not equivalent to a South African grade 12 (NSC/IEB/SACAI).  Applicants who completed the GED and would like to study towards an undergraduate curricular qualification are advised to register and complete a grade 12 NSC/IEB/SACAI or international equivalent thereof.

Checklist for applying

  • Valid email address (Gmail or Yahoo mail account).
  • Have the requirements for study choices been met (see prospectus).
    • Certified and individually scanned documents if completed Grade 12 (see process below). Document upload requirements when applying online (not applicable to applicants currently in grade 12 or internal transfer/Senior applicants):
    • All documents must be certified When uploading documents, ensure that the scanned file is a maximum of 512KB, and that all documents are scanned in any of the following types – tiff, pdf, jpg or gif
    • Each document must be scanned and uploaded as separate attachments
  • Alternatively, documents can be emailed to ujappdocs@listsrv.uj.ac.za with the provisional reference/student number noted in the subject line of the email.

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

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.

POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS

ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ARE TO TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

Submit a completed application form with supporting documents :

  • Current when still to complete a pre-requisite qualification or Final academic transcript when studies have been completed.
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document.
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non –  refundable Application Fee R200.00 (only hardcopy application)
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of lecturing (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 7 and TOEFL at an average score of 105–120 for Postgraduate 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

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 to allow the assessment of the application for postgraduate studies.

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