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First Year Seminar

2020 FYS Information 


The First Year Seminar 2020 (28 January to 31 January)

The University of Johannesburg would like to welcome all its new first year students!

An informative and compulsory First Year Seminar programme has been arranged for all our first years. This includes academic orientation to the Faculty, the Department and the specific programmes for which students have been accepted. Students will meet their lecturers, receive their timetables and get to know their fellow students and the campus they will be studying on.

The First Year Seminar is also when students will be introduced to the wide range of services available to them such as

Academic Support the University offers –

Library and Information services

Writing Development

 Computer Development ,

Psychological Counselling and Career Development

These services are free and aim at enabling our students to achieve success in their studies. 

For more information: Watch all the videos here.

Students will also learn about the dedicated team looking after their safety.

Other facilities available to students include Health Clinics and Computer Llaboratories situated on each campus. 


The UJ Disability Unit:

Saturday 29 February from 8am – 2pm at the B5 Open Space, B5 Building, APK. The orientation is for all first year and first entering Postgraduate students.

The UJ Disability Unit provides academic, technological and psychosocial support to students with disabilities on all four UJ campuses:  (011) 559 2163


International Students:

For more information on welcome of international students: (011) 559 2303

Lecturers commences: 03 February 2020

Wishing you success on your undergraduate studies.