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Dear international student,

If you are currently out of South Africa, please provide us with your planned arrival date and time in South Africa. You will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate in line with the regulations of the Republic of South Africa and undergo 10 days isolation at your place of residence before being cleared to enter campus. Submit your date of arrival, time of arrival, address where you will isolate, mobile number, email address and student number to Only these documents may be sent to this email address. CLEARANCE DOCUMENTS MAY NOT BE SENT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS

All health and safety procedures and protocols for the resumption of campus-based academic activities under the Lockdown Level 3 remain, as per the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (DHET) guidelines.

Herewith is a reminder of these procedures and protocols for the safe return to campuses: 

  • All staff and students will be subjected to a safety induction process, that will include the completion of the declaration of indemnity forms.
  • All staff, students and external stakeholders to complete a compulsory screening.
  • All staff, students, and external stakeholders must wear cloth masks at all times (they will collect masks upon first entering campus).
  • All line managers in various departments/divisions are required to perform and report on a risk assessment of their respective work environments.
  • Additionally, all returning staff and students should provide names of contact persons (next of kin) to staff at Campus Health Service when requested, should they become symptomatic. This is in adherence to Departments of Health and Employment and Labour guidelines.

Please continue to visit our COVID-19 portal on the UJ website for valuable information, including health and wellbeing. Only information issued via the University's official communication platforms is legitimate. This information may be verified by visiting:

We appeal to all to adhere to the recommended precautionary measures, hygiene and social distancing  ( all times.

To effect your clearance for registration, please submit the following documents by replying to the e-mail below (please resubmit even if you have submitted these elsewhere);


Please note that as you are outside of the Republic of South Africa you may apply for Conditional Registration.  Should you consider this a solution for you, please complete the attached documents and return them to  These documents should be accompanied by; 

  1. copy of a valid passport or national government-issued identity document,
  2. proof of payment
  3. completed student agreement form
  4. completed out of seat indemnity form for conditional registration
  5. You will be cleared for registration once the Faculty Dean and the Registrar have approved your request.

Once your study visa has been issued you will be required to submit a certified copy of that visa and proof of medical aid cover for the academic year.


  1. Copy of passport
  2. Copy of visa/proof of application of visa (South Africa VFS receipt)
  3. Medical Aid
  4. Proof of payment of fees depending on your immigration status.


  1. Visas issued for a period less than 90 days that expired during the national state of disaster, from February 15 2020, have been extended to 30 June 2021,
  2. The extension excludes all visas issued for a period exceeding 90 days up to three years that expired during the national state of disaster, whose holders must apply for visas on or before 31 July 2021 at
  3. This extension excludes people who entered the Republic on or after 15 March 2021
  4. Asylum Seeker and Refugee Permits (m). There is also an online renewal of refugee status and asylum seeker permits/visas. 


Message from the Senior Director

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The University of Johannesburg (UJ) extends a warm welcome to you, as an international student, colleague and partner and invites you to become an active member of the UJ community even during these unusual times of lockdowns and extended periods of off campus engagements and remote working.

As far as possible we want to maintain business as usual during this difficult and unusual time for us all. It is important that our staff and international partners have access to the services and resources offered by the International Office during the lockdown period and beyond. Please also visit our COVID-19 website for additional resources and support.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is an Afropolitan international university with an identity of inclusion, a university that is transforming lives and diversifying professions. A proudly South African university, rooted in the vibrant and multicultural city of Johannesburg, reflecting the city's energy and embracing its diversity with equal passion. 

At the University of Johannesburg  "The Future. Reimagined" is not simply a catchy phrase. The institution is taking the lead in Africa in 4th Industrial Revolution thinking, reimagining the future in all disciplines.  

You are joining a university that is young, vibrant, and was built on the footholds of possibility, tenacity, and a 'can-do' attitude, and that upholds excellence in all facets of its work and life. You will be fully supported in order that you can excel in all your academic pursuits. As an international student, you have the opportunity of a lifetime to attain a well-rounded education that goes beyond the academic.  An international education imbues you with, amongst other things, attributes of adaptability, flexibility, and cultural fluency: the soft skills so sought after by employers world-wide.  Your international education at UJ then, sets you on a path to be highly competitive as a graduate.  It also prepares you for leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity, all of which accord you the tools to lead; to be an employer, to be a change maker and to contribute positively to humanity at large.

Your presence at UJ is highly valued and you will undoubtedly contribute to cultural diversity as well as academic enrichment which are the hallmarks of our internationalisation programme. We trust that you will find your stay enjoyable, hospitable, friendly and an enriching academic and social experience. We encourage you to seek opportunities for personal, social and intercultural growth, so richly afforded by our campus life and the broader Johannesburg community and South African society.

The Division for Internationalisation is your home-away-from- home.  It is your first port of call as you enter the university, and remains a resource for your support throughout your time at UJ.  Make use of all the opportunities that UJ offers you. Seek assistance when you are in doubt.  Most of all, claim your place of excellence and open your mind to the UJ notion of being a pioneer in your own right: The Future, Reimagined


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