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For any Student Welfare Queries, please contact Ms Shantelle Sass on E-mail:  ssass@uj.ac.za or alternatively Mr Lebethe Malefo on lmalefo@uj.ac.za


Dear international student,

We hope that you had a pleasant festive season, and we wish every one of you a prosperous new year. As you would be aware, the State President, H.E Cyril Ramaphosa recently (on 28 December 2020), announced that South Africa had been moved to COVID-19 National Lockdown "adjusted" Level 3 from Level 1. He said this decision was taken to curb the further spread of the coronavirus, after an upsurge in the number of infections, which have been rising at "an alarming and unprecedented manner".

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 intadmissions@uj.ac.zaOnly 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: https://www.uj.ac.za/coronavirus/.

We appeal to all to adhere to the recommended precautionary measures, hygiene and social distancing  (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-publicat all times.

Please note that you are required to provide the following documents to be registered at the University of Johannesburg;

1. Valid passport,

2. Valid Study Visa in the name of the University of Johannesburg or appropriate permit (Asylum, Refugee, Diplomat or Permanent Residence),

3. Proof of medical aid cover with a medical aid provider registered and administered in the Republic of South Africa, paid up in full for the academic year,

4. Proof of payment of fees applicable to your immigration status,

Please note that that you may send all these documents by email to the email address given to you in the registration letter you received in December 2020 to be cleared and to be granted access to register online. You do not need to come to campus to submit these documents.

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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

Welcome!

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Internationalisation Application Cycle 2020 Web.pdf

2021 Pre Arrival Guide.pdf

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