UJ congratulates the Class of 2022, underlines virtualised 2023 student registration procedures

Date: Jan 18, 2023 | Media Release, News


Passing the National Senior Certificate examinations is an important achievement that represents a gateway to our collective and individual future. An acceptance into further studies, whether at a university or a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college, is a milestone that can be a life-changing moment in one’s journey towards self-actualisation and prosperity, as well as for their community and society at large.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) congratulates all matriculants who have successfully completed their final school examinations. The University community looks forward to welcoming all accepted students into their programmes of study in the 2023 academic year. “For UJ, every new student is a welcome addition to our ever-growing community of South Africans who are uplifted, inspired and empowered by our academic programmes and highly rated qualifications,” says UJ’s Registrar, Professor Kinta Burger. “We look forward to our 2023 students intake of young minds, eager to learn and to empower themselves, their communities and the nations with meaningful and transformative knowledge, insights and capabilities.”

Online application, admission and registration process

The University reminds all qualifying students interested in studying at UJ that the application, admission and registration process is entirely online. The University will review the status of all applicants based on their final Grade 12 results on 20 January 2023. All applicants who have been provisionally or conditionally accepted into a study programme of their choice at UJ will receive official confirmation of their final admission status via email. “If applicants have not received an email by 23 January 2023, they should visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) to verify their final application status or call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) for more information. The procedures to follow, once accepted into a programme of study at UJ, are set out on the website.

Prof Burger emphasised that just like in recent years, no physical ‘walk-ins’ will be accepted. “However, the philosophy of UJ is that we should open the window for access to the University as much as we can. We do not want to turn away prospective students who have been extremely successful in matric, but who have failed to apply on time.

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Therefore, the University’s late enquiry system will be available via the website from 20 to 26 January 2023. There will also be an online chatbot facility available, on the website, to assist applicants with any enquiries about the final admission and registration process. Not only can the UJ chatbot offer answers to standard questions regarding applications and registrations, but it can also help applicants and students submit or change their contact details, view their academic and residence admission statuses, and access class timetables, examination results and financial statements.

The 2023 intake comprises of approximately 10 500 first-year undergraduate students entering the university for the first time, making UJ home to approximately  52 500 students this year.

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