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What is the UJ Orange Carpet Rewards Programme?

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!


  • 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.
  • The academic registration fee is waived, thus you do not have to pay this.
  • 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.
  • 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 deposit is waived, thus you do not have to pay this.
  • 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!

How to qualify for the Campaign?​​

  • Achieve an APS of 37 or higher in your Grade 11 final report (but not lower than Level 6 in every subject).
  • Maintain the same results in Grade 12.
  • Meet the specific subject requirements for the programme you are interested in.
  • Make sure you apply on time to UJ – the deadline is 28 September 2018 at 12:00.
  • Remember, depending on your AP Score, your Orange Carpet merit bursary may not cover your full first-year tuition fees so candidates need to ensure that they apply for any other funding and NSFAS on time, in their Grade 12 year.
  • Only students who are entering for first time undergraduate studies are eligible for the orange carpet benefits.
  • Students who have already undertaken studies at UJ or elsewhere are not eligible.

***This information is subjected to change without prior notice.