Admission and Aid
First Year Experience Information

The 2024 FYS/O will follow a Blended Approach


Congratulations on completing your matric in these difficult times and Welcome to your first year of study at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). This could be the most interesting and rewarding period of your life. We hope you make the most of this opportunity,

First Year Seminar/Orientation

The First Year Seminar/ Orientation (FYS/O) is an important process to integrate the first- time incoming students into the university. At  the University of Johannesburg (UJ), FYS/O follows a blended approach, meaning that you will have face-to-face sessions and online self-paced module to enrich the learning experiences.  The online faculty and college module is hosted on Learner Management system called Moodle. Attendance and participation is compulsory.

To participate in the blended orientation will require:

  • To physically  come to the campus where you are registered from to attend in person or face-to face sessions from 05-09 February 2024
  • To access the online  orientation module, you will need a computer /Laptop/Tablet/ iPad/ Smart cell phone as well as internet connectivity/Wi-fi/ data to access the self-paced online orientation module throughout the semester/year.


Who should attend?

All accepted and registered new or first entering UJ first year students.

Steps on how to participate in FYS/O:

Step 1: Register as a UJ Student

The first step is to register with the University for the Qualification you have been accepted for.  If you are not registered yet follow the step-by-step registration guide below to  legally register as a UJ student.

Register As A Uj Student


Once you have registered as a UJ student, you will receive a letter(s) from Central Academic Administration. In the letter(s), amongst other there is information regarding getting started as a first year student, there will be a link to join online guided Moodle sessions.

Enrolment into the orientation module will happen 24 hours after you have registered. The Centre for Academic Technologies will send you notification via SMS or e-mail alerting to the enrolment in the faculty or College specific orientation module. It is crucial to know which faculty you are registered in and the school you will be studying under.


Step 2: Attend the online Pre-Orientation sessions

Step 3: Attend the face-to-face session on campus from 05-09 February 2024

Faculty Specific Programmes


College of Business and Economics Programmes





Step 4: More learning opportunities:

Week of 12-15  February 2024 The FYE office in collaboration with different stakeholders will offer out of class experiences and opportunities to explore, experiment and learn more about UJ.

For more information Click the different posters and save the dates.

Fys Testing Feb 2023


Step 5: Access and participate in online faculty specific module

How to participate:

  • Log onto uLink
  • Click on UJ Moodle’s
  • Click My Courses,  section also has a First Year Orientation
  • Click on the faculty’s Orientation module

Faculty Specific First Year Orientation Modules and Codes

The university of Johannesburg has eight first year seminar/orientation modules

Faculty First Year Orientation Module code
Faculty First Year Orientation College of Business and Economics240CM_050
Faculty First Year Orientation Faculty of Education240CM_047
Faculty First Year Orientation Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture240CM_051
Faculty First Year Orientation Faculty Engineering and the Built Environment240CM_046
Faculty First Year Orientation Faculty of Health Sciences240CM_049
Faculty First Year Orientation Faculty of Humanities240CM_053
Faculty First Year Orientation Faculty of Law240CM_048
Faculty First Year Orientation Faculty of Science240CM_052

How to access the faculty or College specific first year orientation module?

  • Log onto uLink (For Password set-up click here:
  • Click on Moodle (Click here for help to find Moodle :
  • Go to Organisations (under courses)
  • Click on Organisations
  • Search for First-Year Orientation, which will have your Faculty, College, and/or School name.
  • Then you can access and start to participate in the three part section orientation module.

Technical support available

Should you struggle to access the module, you can send an email to  (Mon -Fri 08:00 -16:00) Please ensure that you include your student number and your faculty or college in the email.

Physical Support Available

In the event that Covid-19 has been managed and students are expected to be back on campus, the University will ensure that physical support is available for first years upon arrival on campus. The First Year Experience office will put together the FYS/O team to help you navigate the campus and answer basic questions you may have. The team will be dressed in orange UJ safety vests with FYS printed at the back and caps for ease of identification (see image below).


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Student Experience

To enhance the quality of the total student experience, the University of Johannesburg offers both academic and personal support to their students at no cost. To learn more about the services and how you can get assistance, download ‘The Toolbox Booklet’. Should you require a hard copy, you can collect one from the Academic Development Centre (ADC) on the campus where you are registered.

APBBlock K, First floor (above study and safekeeping centre)
APKD Ring 3 (Yellow block on the third floor)
DFCJohn Orr Building, ground floor (next to cyber centre)
SWCAdelaide Tambo Building


Should you require any assistance, please contact the First Year and Senior Student Experience (FYE-SSE) Office:

​Location​Contact number​Email address 
Yellow Block on the third floor: D Ring 3 Office Number 329011 559


When will lectures commence?

Classes for first-year students will start on 12 February 2024.

To know more about academic activities throughout the year, please download the academic calendar. Should you require one, you can collect a hard copy from the Academic Development Centre on any campus.

APBBlock K, First floor (above study and safekeeping centre)
APKD Ring 3 (Yellow block on the third floor)
DFCJohn Orr Building, ground floor (next to cyber centre)
SWCAdelaide Tambo Building


What if I register after classes have started?

You are still required to attend the online First Year Seminar/ Orientation to get an understanding of how the new environment works. The module will be accessible for the most part of the year.


The UJ Disability Unit

The UJ Disability Unit provides academic, technological, and psychosocial support to students with disabilities on all four UJ campuses.


The Disability Unit (DU) will hold Orientation online on Microsoft Teams at 10am on the 25th  February 2024

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or join by entering a meeting ID
Meeting ID: 350 290 203 476
Passcode: axCsvp

View the Poster 

For more information, contact the UJ Disability Unit: or 011 559 3745.

For any other support and guidance, please write to us at