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2019 APPLICATIONS

International Students Admission Requirements

Admission for international applicants is subject to meeting the compliance requirements as stipulated by the Immigration Act No 13 of 2002, the regulations made thereunder and the University's policy.

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

Applications open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of intended study and closes on 28 September 2018 at 12:00 noon. You may apply online at www.uj.ac.za and follow a link to study @UJ to either to apply online or you may download the application form, which should either be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or mailed to the University. Online applicants are exempted from paying an application fee, whereas hardcopy applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable application fee of R200.

Please Note: All applicants are advised to please not send cash through the mail or leave documents and cash with any unauthorised persons.

ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ARE TO TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Submit a completed application form with supporting documents
  • Final School results
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document or Birth Certificate
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non -  refundable Application Fee R200.00
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 6 and TOEFL at an average score of 80–104 for Undergraduate programmes) Alternatively, you may elect to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP).  Should you choose to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP), Mr Malibongwe Masango will be the contact person for UJELP. Mr Masango is contactable on +27 (0) 11 559 4265 or mmasango@uj.ac.za
  • In case were both first and second choices were unsuccessful, International Admissions office will offer an international applicant an alternative choice option when meeting the requirements
  • Submit completed application form on campus residence when required

Applicants who are attending or have attended a University within or outside the Republic of South Africa, must submit an academic transcript that covers the period of study, especially if they intend on being granted exemption from modules or courses at University.

Degree seeking students

In order to study for a South African degree applicants are required to have achieved a South African National Senior Certificate with a degree endorsement. All International applicants with high school qualifications achieved outside of the Republic of South Africa require a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa for admission into undergraduate studies. The following supporting documents must be submitted to the Matriculation Board on the address provided below;

  • Form M30 (this form can be downloaded on the Matriculation Board website www.he-enrol.ac.za)
  • Correctly certified copies of the applicants educational qualifications certified by a South African High Commission, Consulate, Trade Mission or a Public Notary in your home country
  • A correctly certified copy of your passport or birth certificate certified by a South African High Commission, Consulate, Trade Mission or a Public Notary in your home country
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Exemption fee as determined by the Matriculation Board ( see website www.he-enrol.ac.za)
  • Submit proof of payment for the Exemption fee of R500 payable to the banking details below  
 Contact Details – Matriculations Board

UNISA Sunnyside Campus
1st Floor, Block E
Hadefields Office Park
1267 Pretorius Street
Hatfield
Pretoria

P O Box 3854
Pretoria
0001
South Africa
Tel. no: +27 10 591-4401/2
Email: applications@usaf.ac.za
Website: www.he-enrol.ac.za  

Banking Details – Matriculation Board

Bank – ABSA
Account Name – Matriculation Board
Account number – 4059036917
Branch Name – Sunnyside
Branch Code – 630345
When paying at an international bank Swift Code – ABSA ZA JJ

Applicants from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville will have to apply for Matriculation Exemption directly with Matriculation Board. Please submit all correctly certified copies by mail when applying by hardcopy application or e-mail when have applied online. The University faculties have different APS (Admission Points System) for admission. It is important that when applying to the University applicants include copy of school leaving results and/or academic record if they have studied at the university.

TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRAMMES (DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATE)

Should you wish to apply for Certificates or Diploma qualification you can apply directly to the university without an Exemption Application or Certificate.

POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS

POST APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

Applications open on 1 April of the year preceding the year of intended study and closes on 28 September 2018 at 12:00 noon for Honours and Coursework Masters. Research Master and PhD closing 31 October 2018 at 12:00. You may apply online at www.uj.ac.za and follow a link to study @UJ to either to apply online or you may download the application form, which should either be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre or mailed to the University. Online applicants are exempted from paying an application fee, whereas hardcopy applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable application fee of R200.

ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ARE TO TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

Submit a completed application form with supporting documents :

  • Current when still to complete a pre-requisite qualification or Final academic transcript when studies have been completed.
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document.
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non -  refundable Application Fee R200.00 (only hardcopy application)
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of lecturing (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 7 and TOEFL at an average score of 105–120 for Postgraduate programmes) Alternatively, you may elect to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP).  Should you choose to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP), Mr Malibongwe Masango will be the contact person for UJELP. Mr Masango is contactable on +27 (0) 11 559 4265 or mmasango@uj.ac.za
Submit completed application form on campus residence when required 

Applicants who are attending or have attended a University within or outside the Republic of South Africa, must submit an academic transcript that covers the period of study to allow the assessment of the application for postgraduate studies.

UNIVERSITY FEES

Fees generally increase between 5 and 10 percent per year. Please contact the University in November 2018 to obtain the final fees for the 2018 academic year.


Please Note: All accepted International applicants are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the full tuition fee of the academic year and proof of Medical Aid administered in South Africa paid for a full academic year of study  prior to receiving their study visa.

All privately (i.e. Self, Parent/s or Guardian) funded international students are required to pay their tuition and residence fees (on-campus residences) as follows:
 
  • An upfront payment of 30% of tuition and residence fees must be paid before or at registration.
  • 35% of the tuition and residence fees to be paid by 30 April.
  • 35% of the tuition and residence fees to be paid by 31 July.

The University will offer a 5% discount should the full fees be paid before or at registration.

International levy 2018

The levies mentioned below are to be paid in line with the above mentioned fees structural payment above together with the non-refundable International Levy, Registration fee and ICT Levy. PLEASE NOTE that the International levy expires on 31 December of each year.

  • SADC- and other African Countries - (Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Full time, Part time) – R2 000-00
  • Other countries – R17 000.00
  • Occasional and Non-degree purposes/practical training – R8 000.00
  • Asylum Seeker/Refugees/Permanent Residence and Exchange students – NONE
  • Non-subsidised courses – R1 000.00

International levies for the year 2019 will be published prior to registration.

HOW TO PAY

Payments to the University can be made in the form of an international bank payment or electronic payment in to the following account:

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
AUCKLAND PARK GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA
ACCOUNT:                    626 158 73199
BRANCH CODE:           632005
SWIFT CODE:              FIRNZAJJ
Reference Number: Student Number

International Applicants, applying by hardcopy application and making Payments at First National Bank in South Africa or making transfers from an international bank should make use of the following banking details:

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
AUCKLAND PARK GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA
ACCOUNT:                    626 158 73280
BRANCH CODE:           210 – 554
SWIFT CODE:              FIRNZAJJ
Reference Number: Passport or Identity or Birth Certificate Number

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
CORNER KINGSWAY AND UNIVERSITY ROAD
AUCKLAND PARK, JOHANNESBURG
SOUTH AFRICA

Applicants seeking on campus residence are required to apply for residency when submitting academic application to the university. The residence application should be accompanied by the residence deposit as stipulated on the Residence Application Form.

Contact us – International Students only

For further information regarding international students you can visit the University Website at www.uj.ac.za  or the Division for Internationalisation Home Page at www.uj.ac.za/international

Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK)
Mrs Mampou Ngqumshe
Tel no: +27 11 559 4517
mampoum@uj.ac.za

Doornfontein Campus (DFC)
Mr. Thabang Mothebe
Tel no: +27 11 559 6510
thabangm@uj.ac.za

Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus (APB)
Ms. Palesa Makwela
Tel no: +27 11 559 1027
pmakwela@uj.ac.za

Soweto Campus (SWC)
Tel no.: +27 11 559 5014

Division for Internationalisation
Ms. Shantelle Sass
Tel no.: +27 11 559 3129
ssass@uj.ac.za