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**** NEW | Postgraduate Student Dispute Escalation ****

Should you have a dispute as a postgraduate student and you have followed all the correct procedures but you are still unhappy with the outcome we have an online form that you can complete. This form enables a postgraduate student to escalate a dispute and/or complaint after all processes have been exhausted. The postgraduate student needs to raise the issue first with his supervisor and if it is not resolved the matter should be escalated to the HOD. If the matter is still not resolved it must be escalated to the Executive Dean of the Faculty for resolution. 

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The University of Johannesburg has set itself the strategic goal of achieving global excellence and stature. Since its inception in 2010 the Postgraduate Schoolhas evolved into a postgraduate development platform that is dedicated to improving key performance indicators related to postgraduate success. It contributes to the creation of a research-enabling environment through the provision of funding and research capacity development opportunities. Originally established as the Postgraduate Centre (PGC) the PGS was formed after benchmarking international best practice followed by robust engagement within the University.


The mandate of the new University of Johannesburg Postgraduate School (UJPS) is a result of a collaborative process that aims to balance international best practice with the unique requirements of UJ. The vision of the UJPS is 'A school of excellence dedicated to UJ postgraduate development and performance'.

The goals for the UJPS are to:

  • deliver on UJPS vision and mission in accordance with the vision, mission and values of UJ, in collaboration with faculties, while adhering to the principles of good governance defined by the legal-managerial framework of the university;
  • conceptualise and annually update UJPS strategy in terms of faculty needs, ultimately aiming at improving the UJ postgraduate value chain;
  • effectively and efficiently manage UJPS resources in improving the UJ postgraduate portfolio;
  • serve and support postgraduates holistically through a single, highly accessible point of contact, thus serving to advance their progress and success; and
  • develop and promote a UJ postgraduate culture.
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