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Graduation Information

Dear Graduate of 2020

We would just like to remind you that you can access your digital certificate via the digital certificate platform ( and share your qualification for verification purposes with third parties, such as prospective employers or professional bodies, at no cost. This is a secure portal for instant online verifications, at no cost to you or the verifying party.

Graduates for 2020 do not need to pay anything to obtain their original degree certificate. The digital certificate platform is there for you to view and to share your qualification online. You only need to place an order on the platform if you have lost your original certificate and would like to have it replaced.

Unfortunately, due to the general lockdown restrictions we will only be able to arrange for the collection of a certificate (the paper document) in exceptional circumstances and with good motivation. This will be on prearranged appointments, on campus. Please contact the certification office (Ms. Beverly Magome at for assistance. Should you wish to receive the document by courier, you will have to make arrangements with us, and a courier company and the costs will be for your own account. Once the restrictions are lifted or eased the campus will be open again for all collections.

Your official electronic academic record is also available (at no cost) on the alumni website) ( The official document can be shared with third parties or prospective employers directly from the portal.

Congratulations once again on your accomplishment.

Yours sincerely,

Prof Kinta Burger


8 July 2020

Virtual Graduation (Autumn & Winter 2020) and Selfie app

The virtual ceremony takes the form of a video during which the Vice-Chancellor Prof Marwala awards the respective qualifications collectively on all those candidates who comply and whose names appear on the graduation programmes between 16 March 2020 at 09:00 at 13 May 2020 at 17:00. There are close to 13 000 candidates, thus it is unfortunately not possible to mention each name. Please rest assured, as soon as circumstances allow, we hope to host the graduates at a physical function.


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Electronic Academic Record 

Please follow these steps to access you Electronic Academic record

  • Visit the Alumni portal (click here or on the image below)
  • Select Alumni as your affiliation to the University.
  • You will be requested to type in your alumni/student number and pin number in order to proceed.
  • If you have forgotten your pin number, select “Request a pin” and a pin number will be sent to your email address.
  • If your email address has changed, please contact the UJ Call Centre at 011 559 4555 OR send an email to
  • If you cannot remember your alumni/student number, please contact the UJ Call Centre at 011 559 4555 OR send an email to


Additional information

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UJ Virtual Campus


Find the campus that you are looking for and click to launch the video. REMEMBER,

this is a 360-degree virtual campus tour so move the cursor around and explore, enjoy.


Update of personal details

 NB! Change and update of personal details must be completed 3 months ahead of each series of cermonies.  Graduates who are unable to attend the ceremony may collect the certificate in person within a week of the ceremony at the faculty offices or thereafter at the Certification Office, 3rd Floor, Madibeng Building, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus. Download the form here

Ceremony information

1. Ceremonies

Physical Graduation Ceremonies scheduled from 16 March 2020 are suspended and postponed until further notice.
The Virtual Ceremony is available on the webpage above and includes all candidates who comply with the requirements to graduate for their respective qualifications for ceremonies scheduled from 16 March 2020 at 09:00 till 13 May 2020 at 17:00.

Dear UJ Graduate

In line with national and international information, university leadership has taken the decision to immediately suspend and postpone all the Graduation Ceremonies scheduled from 16 March 2020.

In line with the instructions of the President of South Africa all contact with the university staff will be extremely limited including on campus support services. 

The Certification Office will not be available during this time. For urgent enquiries kindly email

The decision has been extremely difficult, but the University considers it to be the most responsible course of action. We appreciate your support and understanding for these decisions that have been taken in your best interest.


Kinta Burger (Prof)


2. Frequently asked questions

Click for a list of frequently asked questions regarding graduation


3. Dates of Ceremonies

Physical Graduations are suspended as of 16 March 2020 and will be postponed to later dates.

The Virtual Graduations are online and may be viewed on the UJ website, graduation page.


4. Contact details for enquiries 

Certification and the Digital Certificates platform

Alumni and eAcademic Records and the Alumni Connect platform

Gradution Status - your relevant faculty

Graduation Ceremony queries -