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APS Calculator

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Step 1 - Create an account
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Step 3 - Enter subjects

The calculator will then display which qualifications you are eligible to apply towards at UJ.

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Checklist for applying

  • Valid email address (Gmail or Yahoo mail account). 
  • Have the requirements for study choices been met?  Click HERE to view the 2021 Undergraduate Prospectus for more information on minimum entrance requirements.
    • 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. 

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New applicants

  • Please click HERE (Digital Booklet) or HERE (Downloadable) to consult the 2021 Undergraduate Prospectus to ensure you meet the minimum entrance requirements before applying.
  • Applicants may only apply for two study choices. These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen. 
  • 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.
  • The University of Johannesburg will not accept the General Education Development (GED) test for entry into any of its curricular undergraduate qualifications.  The GED is no longer recognised by Universities South Africa (USAf), and is not equivalent to a South African grade 12 (NSC/IEB/SACAI).  Applicants who completed the GED and would like to study towards an undergraduate curricular qualification are advised to register and complete a grade 12 NSC/IEB/SACAI or international equivalent thereof.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) are not part of UJs admissions requirements and applicants are not required to write the NBTs in order to apply or gain admission to UJ. Applicants may however, be requested to write the NBTs in exceptional circumstances where the applicant is in possession of an extraordinary school leaving certificate.


Click HERE to apply online for FREE

Click HERE to download a paper based application - R200.00

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Re-applicants/Transfer applicants/Senior applicants

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Click HERE to apply online for FREE