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UJ congratulates the Class of 2018, underlines virtualised 2019 student registration procedures

Passing the National Senior Certificate examinations represents an important gateway to our collective and individual futures. An acceptance for further studies, whether at institutions of higher learning such as the University of Johannesburg (UJ) or a technical and vocational education and training college, signifies a milestone on the road to social mobility and can be a lever to prosperous individuals, families, communities and a nation.

UJ congratulates all matriculants who have been successful in completing their final school examinations and the University community looks forward to welcoming all those who have been accepted in various programmes of study in 2019.

“For UJ, every new student is a welcome addition to our ever growing community of South Africans who are inspired and empowered by our various programmes of study,” says UJ’s Registrar, Professor Kinta Burger. “We look forward to our 2019 intake as the latest of a group of inquiring young minds, eager to learn and to empower themselves and their communities and contribute towards nation building.”

The University reminds all who have applied to and are interested in studying at UJ that the application, admission and registration process is entirely online. The University will review the status of all applicants based on their final Grade 12 results from January 3 to 6, 2019.

All applicants who have been provisional or conditionally accepted for a programme of study at UJ will receive official confirmation of their final admission status via email. “If applicants have not received an email by 8 January 2019, they should visit the UJ website ( to verify their final application status or call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) for more information. The procedures to follow, once accepted for a programme of study at UJ, are set out on the university website.

Prof Burger emphasised that no physical ‘walk-ins’ (late applications) will be accepted. “However, for prospective students who have been extremely successful in matric but have failed to apply on time, the University’s late enquiry system will be available via the website from 7-11 January 2019. There will also be an online chat facility available, on the website, to assist applicants with any enquiries about the registration process.

The 2019 intake comprises of approximately 10 000 first-year undergraduate students entering the university for the first time, making UJ home to nearly 50 000 students this year.

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