University of Johannesburg International Students Study Requirements

International students that want to study at the University of Johannesburg can apply to the institution after meeting the necessary requirements. Before any international students can be given admission, he/she must meet the requirements stipulated by the Immigration Act No 13 of 2002. UJ is one of the best University in Africa and they offer very quality education to students.

This post will provide you with all the requirements you need to study at the University of Johannesburg.

University of Johannesburg

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

The University of Johannesburg application normally open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of intended study and closes on 28 September of the same year at 12:00 noon. You have two modes of application, you can apply through www.uj.ac.za/apply and follow a link to study @UJ to apply online or you can download the application form, which should be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or be mailed to the University. Online application does not attract any payment for the application but applying through hardcopy is going to cost you are non-refundable fee of R200.

No applicant should send cash through the mail or leave his/her documents and cash with an unauthorized individual.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR UJ APPLICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All international students should take note of the following while applying to UJ:

  • Submit a completed application form and all supporting documents
  • A final School results
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document or Birth Certificate
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (For documents issued in any language other than English)
  • Proof of payment of a non-refundable Application Fee R200.00
  • An evidence of English Proficiency is required where English is not the medium of teaching and learning ( UJ accept IELTS with a score of 6 and TOEFL with an average score of 80-104 for undergraduate programme). Alternatively, you can write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP). To take the UJEPL, you should contact Mr Malibongwe Masango for the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJEPL) on +27 (0) 11 559 4265 or [email protected]
  • In a case where the first and second choices are not successful, the International Admissions Office will offer an international applicant an alternative choice option when meeting the requirements
  • You are to submit a completed application form for on-campus residence when required

Applicants that have attended a university of attending a university within or outside South Africa should submit an academic transcript that covers the period of their study. This is necessary if the applicant intends to get an exemption from modules or courses at the University.

Degree-seeking students

To study a degree programme in South Africa, applicants must have completed a South Africa National Senior Certificate with a degree endorsement. International applicants with high school qualification outside the Republic of South Africa should get a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa for admission into SA undergraduate studies. Applicants should submit the below documents to the Matriculation Board on the address provided below;

  • Form M30 (you can download this form on the Matriculation Board website www.he-enrol.ac.za)
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s education qualification that is certified by a South African High Commission, Consulate, Trade Mission or a Public Notary in applicant home country
  • Certified copy of applicants passport or birth certificate certified by a South African High Commission, Consulate, Trade Mission or a Public Notary in applicant home country
  • A sworn English translation of documents (For documents that are not issued in the English language)
  • Exemption fee as determined by the Matriculation Board ( see website www.he-enrol.ac.za)
  • A proof of the payment of the Exemption fee of R500 payable to the banking details below
South Africa Matriculations Board Contact Details

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: [email protected]
Website: www.he-enrol.ac.za

South Africa Matriculation Board Banking Details

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 should apply for the Matriculation Exemption directly with the matriculation Board. For those applying through hardcopy, please submit all certified copies by mail and e-mail for those that apply through the online application process. Each faculty in UJ have their own APS ( Admission Points System) for accepting applicants. Applicants are expected to submit a copy of their school-leaving result and/or academic record if they have studied at UJ.

TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRAMMES (DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATE)

If you are applying for Certificates or Diploma qualification you can apply to the university directly without an Exemption Application or Certificate.

POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS

POST APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

The University of Johannesburg application normally open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of intended study and closes on 28 September of the same year at 12:00 noon. You have two modes of application, you can apply through www.uj.ac.za/apply and follow a link to study @UJ to apply online or you can download the application form, which should be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or be mailed to the University. Online application does not attract any payment for the application but applying through hardcopy is going to cost you are non-refundable fee of R200.

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.
  • A valid Passport or Identity Document.
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (For documents that are not issued in the English language)
  • Proof of payment of a non-refundable fee of R200 (only hardcopy application)
  • Evidence of English Proficiency is required where English is not the medium of teaching and learning ( UJ accept IELTS with a score of 6 and TOEFL with an average score of 80-104 for the undergraduate programme). Alternatively, you can write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP). To take the UJEPL, you should contact Mr Malibongwe Masango for the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJEPL) on +27 (0) 11 559 4265 or [email protected]
  • Applicants should submit an application form for on-campus residence when required

Applicants attending or attending a university outside or within South Africa should submit an academic transcript that covers their period of study for assessment of their application for postgraduate studies.

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG TUITION FEES

UJ fees generally increase with 5 and 10 per cent every year, contact the University in November to obtain the final fees for the academic year.

Please Note: The Department of Home Affairs requires all accepted International applicants to provide proof of available funds for the full tuition fee of the academic year and a Medical Aid proof administered in South Africa that is paid for a full academic year of study before receiving the study visa.

All privately (i.e. Self, Parent/s or Guardian) funded international students must pay their tuition and residence fees (on-campus residences) as follows:

  • 30% upfront payment of tuition and residence fees must be paid before or at registration.
  • Applicant must pay 35% of the tuition and residence fees by 30 April.
  • 35% of the tuition fee and residence fees should be paid by 31 July.

5% discount will be given to those that pay full tuition fees before or at registration. The international levies for 2020 academic year will be published before registration.

HOW TO PAY UJ FEES

You can make payment to UJ through an international payment or electronic payment into the account below:

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
AUCKLAND PARK GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA
ACCOUNT: 626 158 73199
BRANCH CODE: 632005
SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ
Reference Number: Student Number

International Applicants applying through the hardcopy and making payment at First National Bank in South Africa or transferring using an international bank should use the bank details below for payment:

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
AUCKLAND PARK GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA
ACCOUNT: 626 158 73280
BRANCH CODE: 210 – 554
SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ
Reference Number: Passport or Identity or Birth Certificate Number

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
CORNER KINGSWAY AND UNIVERSITY ROAD
AUCKLAND PARK, JOHANNESBURG
SOUTH AFRICA

Applicants that want residence on-campus should apply for residency when submitting their academic application to the university. The residency application should be accompanied should have a residence deposit as stated on the Application Form.

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG CONTACT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For more information on international students, you can visit the University Website at www.uj.ac.za  or the Division for Internationalisation Home Page at www.uj.ac.za/international

You can also make use of the following contact details to get more information:

Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK)
Mrs Mampou Ngqumshe
Tel no: +27 11 559 4517
[email protected]

Doornfontein Campus (DFC)
Mr Thabang Mothebe
Tel no: +27 11 559 6510
[email protected]

Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus (APB)
Ms Palesa Makwela
Tel no: +27 11 559 1027
[email protected]

Soweto Campus (SWC)
Tel no: +27 11 559 5014

Division for Internationalisation
Ms Shantelle Sass
Tel no: +27 11 559 3129
[email protected]

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