Orange Carpet Rewards Programme

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The University of Johannesburg’s Orange Carpet rewards programme is about rewarding excellence and embracing accomplishment. If you are a Grade 12 learner and thrive on achieving only the best, you are just the diamond we are looking for! So, get the rewards you deserve!


  • Your paper-based application fee is waived.
  • An Orange Carpet candidate saves R1 040 by not having to pay registration fee and the ICT levy at registration in January.
  • The candidate’s first minimum tuition payment at registration is settled by the candidate’s merit bursary which is allocated at the end of April/beginning of May and is based on their AP Score.
  • You will receive a merit bursary according to your APS for the first year of study. The better you do in your Grade 12 results the bigger your merit bursary will be.
  • An APS of more than 42 on your Grade 12 results gives you an extra R5 485 bursary.
  • UJ will give you a R2 000 voucher which you can use to purchase textbooks or towards the purchase of a tablet with one of UJ’s main suppliers.
  • The Academic Registration Fee has been cancelled, and all the financial blocks have been lifted. You are now able to register online.
  • You will be guaranteed accommodation in a UJ residence if you plan to live on campus and have applied to a UJ residence.
  • The Residence Registration Fee has now been waived (this is a new benefit!). Please apply before 12 January if you are still in need of residence. Registration for residences starts on 15 January and closes on 20 January.
  • You are eligible for a sport bursary if you have achieved at provincial or a higher level.
  • And many more on-campus benefits like career counselling, somatology specials, invitations to exclusive events and into the VIP sections at UJ sporting events!​

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