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First Year Seminar


2019 FYS information


The First Year Seminar 2019 (29 January to 01 February)

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. Please click on for more information and introductory orientation videos.

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 23rd 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 psycho-social support to students with disabilities on all four UJ campuses:  (011) 559 2163

(Please download the Disability Unit information PDF)


International Students:

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

(Please download the Division of Internationalisation information PDF)


Lecturers commences: 04 February 2019

Enjoy your studies at UJ!