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Application methods

UJ has TWO different methods of applying. You have the option to choose only ONE of the following:

ONLINE Web Application = FREE

OFFLINE Paper Application = R200 (click here to download the hardcopy application form)

 

Assisting information

Important information

 

  • Applicants applying online may not subsequently apply using a paper-based application.
  • Please note that receiving a UJ student number (reference number) does not imply you are a student until you have officially registered.
  • Incomplete applications may result in the delay of finalisation of your application.
  • Applicants must have a valid email address in order to apply online. All Communication with regard to your application will be sent via email/sms. Should you not have a valid email address you can create an email account using Gmail, Yahoo Mail or any other email provider you may prefer.
  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements for a specific programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that particular programme.
  • A token may be issued by certain Faculties/Departments for Continuing Education Programmes or Study Abroad applicants. Please enter the token when requested as part of the online application. This will assist you in applying for the correct programmes/s which you are interested in studying.
  • Online application related enquiries may be sent via email to onlineapp@uj.ac.za or you may contact the UJ Call Centre on 011 559 4555.
  • To verify or update your email address please contact the UJ Call Centre on 011 559 4555

Qualifications phasing out and articulation/progression routes

Please click HERE to download a full list of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications that will be phasing out.  This list also contains articulation/progression routes for thes phased out/phasing out qualifications.

 

CLOSING DATES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Open: 1 April 2017
Close: 29 September 2017 @ 12:00

STUDENT ACCOMODATION

Open: 1 April 2017
Close: 29 September 2017 @ 12:00

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
All postgradauate programmes (Excep for programmes listed below)

31 October 2017 @ 12:00

Programmes listed below HAVE THEIR OWN CLOSING DATES
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
BEd Hons Educational Psychology  MEd Educational Pshycology

30 June 2017 @12:00

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
MA Clinical Psychology
MA Counselling Psychology

14 July 2017 @12:00

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
BCom Hons in Marketing Mangement
B.Com Hons in Strategic Management

29 September 2017 @ 12:00

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
BA Hons (Biokinetics)

31 August 2017 @ 12:00

Select category below to apply: 

 

 

Attention Top Achievers 

Find out what the ORANGE CARPET REWARDS PROGRAMME is all about and how to qualify.

Undergraduate Prospectus

Click here to see degree/diploma programmes on offer in 2018

Important information - New applicants

  • The university requires all undergraduate entrants to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). More information as to dates, venues, tests, registration, and costs is available from the NBT website at www.uj.ac.za/nbt 
  • In the case of applicants re-writing Grade 12 subjects, applications will be processed on the current results available. If Grade 12 has been written more than once then your combined results must be submitted with your application. 
  • Applicants writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) through IEB or SACAI examining bodies can apply online by selecting "National Senior Certificate" under the Results Detail page of the online application process.
  • Applicants currently in Grade 12 may be requested to provide certified copies of final Grade 11 results for verification and auditing purposes.
  • Applicants may only apply for two study choices. These study choices can't be amended once they have been chosen.
  • Knowing the qualification requirements will avoid disappointment when applying. Therefore, ensure you consult with the 2017 Undergraduate Prospectus when completing your application

 


Important information - Re-applicants/Transfer applicants/Senior applicants

  • Applicants may only apply for two study choices. These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen.
  • Applicants already in possession of a UJ student number must use their existing student number when applying. 
  • To verify or update your cell number/email details - contact the UJ Call Centre on 011 559 4555. Applicants transferring from another university/tertiary institution are required to upload a full academic record/transcript and degree/diploma certificate (if applicable). Please refer to "Document upload requirements when applying online" below for more information on uploading of documents.
  • If you forgot your pin then select "Request a PIN" using your existing UJ student number. A PIN will be sent to you via email. Thereafter, login using your student number and PIN provided. 

Checklist for applying

  • Valid email address (Gmail or Yahoo mail account). 
  • Have the requirements for study choices been met (see prospectus).
  • If residence is required then a deposit of R1220 must be paid.
    • Certified and individually scanned documents if completed Grade 12 (see process below). Document upload requirements when applying online (not applicable to applicants currently in grade 12 or internal transfer/Senior applicants): 
    • All documents must be certified When uploading documents, ensure that the scanned file is a maximum of 512KB, and that all documents are scanned in any of the following types – tiff, pdf, jpg or gif 
    • Each document must be scanned and uploaded as separate attachments 
  • Alternatively, documents can be emailed to ujappdocs@listsrv.uj.ac.za with the provisional reference/student number noted in the subject line of the email. 

 


Timeframe – New Applicants

Estimated time to complete application 30 minutes


StepProcessEstimated Timeframe
1Acceptance of the POPI Act2 minutes
2Capture of Biographical data7 minutes
3Capture of grade 12/school leaving results 5 minutes
4Capture of previous studies (school details)5 minutes
5Capture of Qualifications (not applicable to all)3 minutes
6Acceptance of rules and agreement2 minutes
7Uploading of Documents (not applicable to all)5 minutes

Application Selection

2017/18 Undergraduate Application Cycle Closed

 New Applicant | Submit                      Returning or Internal Applicant | Submit

 
 
 

   Postgraduate Brochure
   click HERE to view postgraduate qualifications on offer in 2017/18      

   Important information

  • B-Tech and Advanced Diploma qualifications are clasified as undergraduate.  It is however processed (administratively)
    as a postgraduate qualification due to previous studies involved and different application closing dates.  All B-Tech qualifications
    are gradually being phased out by the University of Johannesburg and will be replaced by Advanced Diplomas.
  • Applicants may only apply for two study choices. These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen. 
  • Before you submit your online application and upload/email documents, please visit the relevant faculty/department website
    to confirm additional documentation that may be required e.g. departmental application form, CV, motivation, thesis etc. 
  • Applicants transferring from another university/tertiary institution are required to upload a full academic record/transcript
    and degree/diploma certificate (if applicable). Please refer to "Document upload requirements when applying online" below
    for more information on uploading of documents. 
  • Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications towards Clinical and Counselling Psychology are requested to apply directly
    to the Department. 
  • Contact Student Accommodation should you require more information regarding residence. 
  • To verify or update your cell number/email details - contact the UJ Call Centre on 011 559 4555. 

       Checklist for applying

  • Valid email address (Gmail or Yahoo mail account).
  • If residence is required then a deposit of R1220 must be paid. 
  • Document upload requirements when applying online (not applicable to applicants currently in grade 12 or internal
    transfer/Senior applicants): 
    • All documents must be certified When uploading documents, ensure that the scanned file is a maximum of 512KB, and
      that all documents are scanned any of the following types – tiff, pdf, jpg or gif 
    • Each document must be scanned and uploaded as separate attachments 
    • Alternatively, documents can be emailed to ujappdocs@listsrv.uj.ac.za with the provisional reference/student number
      noted in the subject line of the email. 

       Timeframe – New Applicants

             

      Estimated time to complete application 30 minutes


StepProcessEstimated Timeframe
1Acceptance of the POPI Act2 minutes
2Capture of Biographical data7 minutes
3Capture of grade 12/school leaving results 5 minutes
4Capture of previous studies (school details)5 minutes
5Capture of Qualifications (not applicable to all)3 minutes
6Acceptance of rules and agreement2 minutes
7Uploading of Documents (not applicable to all)5 minutes

Application Selection

 New Applicant | Submit                     Returning or Internal Applicant | Submit

                             
                             

Undergraduate

2017/18 Undergraduate Application Cycle Closed


              

Important information

  • Applicants may only apply for two study choices. These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen.
  • The University of Johannesburg requires all undergraduate entrants to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). More information as to dates, venues, tests, registration, and costs is available from the NBT website www.uj.ac.za/nbt 
  • If you are currently re-writing a South African Grade 12, please note that we can only process your application on the current results we have available.
  • If Grade 12 has been written more than once then your combined results must be uploaded at the end of your application process. If you are currently in your final year of study outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa then unfortunately you cannot apply for the 2017 application cycle.
  • Applicants will only be able to apply for a study visa upon the receipt of an admission letter from the University of Johannesburg.
  • International applicants currently studying towards a South Africa Grade 12 may be requested to provide certified copies of final Grade 11 results for verification and auditing purposes. 
  • Final school-leaving results (applicants who have completed High School/Secondary Education) must be submitted with application. 
  • Diploma applicants are required to apply with their final school-leaving results and an exemption certificate from HESA is not required. 

Checklist for applying

  • Valid email address (Gmail or Yahoo mail account).
  • Have the requirements for study choices been met (see prospectus).
  • If residence is required then a deposit of R1220 must be paid. 
  • Exemption confirmation from HESA (Matriculation Board of South Africa) for applicants applying towards a degree
  • Certified and individually scanned documents if completed Grade 12 (see process below). 
  • Document upload requirements when applying online (not applicable to applicants currently in grade 12 or internal transfer/Senior applicants): 
    • All documents must be certified
    • When uploading documents, ensure that the scanned file is a maximum of 512KB, and that all documents are scanned in any of the following types – tiff, pdf, jpg or gif
    • Each document must be scanned and uploaded as separate attachments 
  • Alternatively, documents can be emailed to ujappdocs@listsrv.uj.ac.za with the provisional reference/student number noted in the subject line of the email.


DescriptionIncludesGrade
NSSC (Namibian Results)HIGCSE/NSSC (HL) (SL)/IGCSEC - Higher level/G-Lower level
International BaccalaureateIB HL/SLI - Higher level/B - Lower level
Cambridge ResultsA-Level/AS-Level/O-Level/Kenyan/WAECA - A level/M-AS Level/O-O Level
Kenya Certificate of Secondary EducationKCSEK
West Examination CouncilWAECW
Diplome/Exam D'Etat: Diplome d'Etat or d'Etudes Secondaire du CycleRepublic of Congo DiplomeD
Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Mozambique)/Ensino Medio (Angola)CHL/EME
Gabonese School LeavingBaccalaureateU
Other International Results*All other results not catered for.X,Y,Z
* Applicants selecting "Other International Results" must note the following:
X = Applicants applying with percentages.
Y = Applicants applying with numerical values.
Z = Applicants applying with alphabetical values.

Category A - Education, Humanities, Management, Economic & Financial Sciences, Art, Design & Architecture, and Law
(Always capture/submit English, Additional Language and Mathematics + best three additional school subjects.)

Category B - Health Sciences and Science
(Always capture/submit English, Additional Language and Mathematics + Physical Sciences and/or Biology where applicable + best one or two additional school subjects.)

Category C - Engineering
(Always capture/submit English, Additional Language and Mathematics + Physical Sciences where applicable + best two or three additional subjects.)


Postgraduate


Important Information

  • Applicants may apply for two study choices. These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen.
  • Before you submit your online application and upload/email documents, please visit the relevant faculty/department website to confirm additional documentation that may be required e.g. departmental application form, CV, motivation, thesis etc. 
  • Contact Student Accommodation should you require more information regarding residence.
  • The application fee is not required if you have previously applied and you are in possession of a student number. This is also applicable if you are applying to transfer into another qualification. 
  • Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications towards Clinical and Counselling Psychology are requested to apply directly to the Department. 

Checklist for applying

  • Valid email address (Gmail or Yahoo mail account).
  • If residence is required then a deposit of R1220 must be paid.
  • Certified and individually scanned documents if completed Grade 12 (see process below). 
  • Document upload requirements when applying online (not applicable to applicants currently in grade 12 or internal transfer/Senior applicants): 
    • All documents must be certified 
    • When uploading documents, ensure that the scanned file is a maximum of 512KB, and that all documents are scanned in any of the following types – tiff, pdf, jpg or gif 
    • Each document must be scanned and uploaded as separate attachments 
  • Alternatively, documents can be emailed to ujappdocs@listsrv.uj.ac.za with the provisional reference/student number noted in the subject line of the email. 

Timeframe – New Applicants

Estimated time to complete application 30 minutes


StepProcessEstimated Timeframe
1Acceptance of the POPI Act2 minutes
2Capture of Biographical data7 minutes
3Capture of grade 12/school leaving results 5 minutes
4Capture of previous studies (school details)5 minutes
5Capture of Qualifications (not applicable to all)3 minutes
6Acceptance of rules and agreement2 minutes
7Uploading of Documents (not applicable to all)5 minutes

Application Selection

New Applicant | Submit                   Returning or Internal Applicant | Submit       

                             
                             

Important Information

  • Applicants may only apply for two study choices.
  • These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen.
  • Applicants already in possession of a UJ student number must use the existing student number when applying. For more information regarding programmes on offer go to - UJ Short Courses

International Applicants

  • Please contact the International Office number/email/website for more information that might be applicable. 

Checklist for applying

  • Valid email address (Gmail or Yahoo mail account).
  • Document upload requirements when applying online: 
    • All documents must be certified
    • When uploading documents, ensure that the scanned file is a maximum of 512KB, and that all documents are scanned in any of the following types – tiff, pdf, jpg or gif
    • Each document must be scanned and uploaded as separate attachments 
  • Alternatively, documents can be emailed to ujappdocs@listsrv.uj.ac.za with the provisional reference/student number noted in the subject line of the email. 

 

Application Selection

New Applicant | Submit            Returning or Internal Applicant | Submit       

 

                             
                             

 

1. WHAT IS RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)?

RPL is "the comparison of previous learning and experience of a student, howsoever obtained, against the learning outcomes required for a specific qualification and the acceptance of such learning for purposes of qualification of that which meets the requirements" (SAQA Regulation 452, No 18787, March 1998:5).

This means that you can apply for RPL if you have developed skills and knowledge through work experience. Learning from experience refers to work experience, in-service training, self-study or life experience such as voluntary or community work.

It is a process to recognise relevant knowledge and skills that can lead to access to a postgraduate programme at the UJ or to credits for a module in a programme offered by UJ.

According to the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework (January 2013), postgraduate programmes include the following:

Postgraduate Diploma
Bachelor Honours Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree
Professional Doctorate

You are advised to consult the UJ Yearbook on the kinds of qualifications this University offers. Recognition of prior learning can only be done for a programme that the UJ offers

When applying for RPL, you have to indicate whether you are applying for (i) access to a programme, (ii) credits or (iii) advanced standing.

These concepts are defined as follows:

Access means that you want to enrol for a programme, but you do not meet the minimum requirements. As part of your RPL application, you have to prove that you have acquired the required skills and knowledge (i.e. competence) through work experience.

Credits refer to the formal credit value of a module(s). In your RPL request you have to provide evidence that you have, through work experience, acquired the competence as described in the outcomes of that particular module. If your RPL application is successful, the credits may be allocated to you and you do not have to attend lectures or write exams in this specific module.

Advanced standing means that you have acquired some of the competences described in the outcomes of the programme for which you want to/have enrol. If your RPL application is successful, you do not have to repeat (i.e. attend lectures, write exams or any other form of assessment) the particular section of the programme.



2. WHAT IS NOT RPL?

The following requests do NOT qualify as RPL:

  • Status for a qualification obtained outside South Africa.

    If you have an existing qualification (from another higher education institution) and would like to continue your studies in the same discipline, you do NOT go through the RPL process. You follow the normal process of application.
  • Credits for a module completed at another university or another UJ department.

The following examples are NOT RPL:

You have successfully completed a module as part of another programme at the UJ, or as part of a programme offered by another South African University.

You may request the recognition of the credits for this module as part of a different programme at the UJ. Your application for credits follows the prescribed process for exemption. (Refer them to??)

However, if you have the module outcomes through experience (i.e., not through formal studies) a formal RPL assessment may be conducted to assess your competence in a particular module. In other words, it then becomes an RPL application.

 

  • Obtaining a qualification without registering for it.

    RPL is NOT a process through which you can obtain a qualification without registering and studying for it. You can gain access to a programme through RPL, but a qualification is NOT granted on the basis of RPL alone. Only status is granted if you do not have the required qualification to gain access to a programme.

    Example: You need an Honours degree to gain access to a Master's programme. You do not have an Honours Degree, but after an RPL assessment process are found to possess the knowledge and skills that are required of an Honours student, you may then gain access to the Master's programme. You do not receive an Honours degree, but the status of an Honours degree is allocated on condition that you continue your Master's studies at the UJ.


3. WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES OF RPL?

The following principles are applicable to RPL practices at the University:

 

  • Recognition of prior learning allows access to further (postgraduate) study by granting the status, but not the award of the prerequisite qualification.
  • The UJ does not accept any form of RPL assessment undertaken by any other institution.
  • Any recognition of prior learning granted is valid only for the period specified by the relevant Faculty.
  • Admission to the UJ, based on RPL, is subject to the rules and regulations of the University.
  • Recognition is given only for current competence, as determined by the relevant Faculty.
  • RPL is programme-specific: recognition is given only for learning that is aligned to the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of a specific programme or module, and not primarily the content.
  • As an applicant, you will undergo a formal RPL process that usually involves a lengthy process – it is not a not a single event.
  • You will have to provide evidence (e.g. portfolios, challenge examinations, etc.) that must be assessed as relevant, sufficient, authentic and current.
  • Quality assurance processes guarantee the integrity and credibility of all aspects of the RPL process.
  • Two fees are payable: firstly, an RPL Request Fee (UJ Application Fee), and secondly an RPL Assessment Fee (where applicable).
  • If you are not satisfied with the outcome of any stage of the RPL process, you can appeal the Executive Dean of the relevant faculty.
  • Once registered for a programme, you become a member of the student body and all academic rules and regulations apply.


Important information

RPL is a lengthy process. Depending on the level of study, it can take many months to go through the RPL process.

To go through the whole RPL process will require the payment of different fees, namely an RPL Request Fee of R200.00, and an RPL Assessment Fee payable if the request is submitted to a formal assessment process. This RPL Assessment Fee is the equivalent of the relevant module for which an RPL request has been submitted.

The applicant cannot obtain a qualification through RPL - only through the successful completion of the programme will a student obtain a qualification.

The UJ does not accept any previous RPL assessments that may have been done at or by another institution, regardless of why or when such assessments may have been done.


Will I qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning?

Do you want access/credits to a postgraduate programme (i.e. a Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours Degree, Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree or a Professional Doctorate) through work experience?

YES or NO

Is your learning from experience related to the postgraduate programme that you would like to enrol for?

YES or NO

Please follow the application process below if you answered YES to both questions above. If you answered NO to any one of the two questions above, then unfortunately you do not qualify for RPL.


Submit Application

Please take note of the following very important information:

  • You can only apply for RPL towards a POSTGRADUATE qualification during the 2017/18 application cycle
  • The official closing date for RPL applications is 31 July 2017.  This would allow you to register the following year if approved.  Applications can be sent after the closing date but there is no guarantee that you, the applicant will be able to register in the following year.  This is due to the long process.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Step 1
Read through the guidelines above to assist you in determining whether you should apply for RPL or not.

Step 2
Download and complete the UJ Application form – click here

Step 3
Download and complete the RPL Request Form – click here

Step 4
e-mail the following documents to RPLdoc@listsrv.uj.ac.za

  • UJ Application form (downloaded and completed from step 2 above)
  • RPL Request Form (downloaded and completed from step 3 above)
  • Certified copy of National Senior Certificate or relevant school leaving certificate
  • Certified copy of academic record of highest qualification obtained
  • Certified copy of Identity Document (South African citizens) or Passport (International applicants)
  • Proof of payment of the R200.00 application fee (banking details on the UJ Application form) - which includes the RPL request fee

    Please email the above mentioned documents in the following manner:

  • Each document must be scanned and attached to the email as a seperate document
  • Use your ID number (South African citizens) or Passport Number (International applicants) as the subject of your e-mail
  • Ensure that the scanned file is a maximum of 512KB
  • Documents can be scanned as any of the following types - tiff, pdf, jpg or gif

  • Residence Application
    Applicants who have already applied towards a full time programme at UJ, are interested in on-campus accommodation, but haven't submitted a RESIDENCE application yet click here
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