Registrations by new and returning students for the 2017 academic year at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have proceeded smoothly in just more than 24 hours since the online registration process went live on Monday, 09 January 2017.
“Earlier today (Tuesday, January 10), we had registered just over 1 300 students, and the numbers are growing every hour,” said UJ Registrar, Prof Kinta Burger. “This trend is aligned to the numbers seen in previous years, which confirms that new and returning students are comfortable with the online registration process.”
By 9am on Tuesday, 10 January the UJ call centre handled more than 36 500 calls, and the UJ MobiSite dealt with 21 000 queries. Together, they were instrumental in resolving issues relating to 4 250 late applications/ enquiries or changes to the course of study.
“Contrary to some uninformed messaging on social media platforms, yesterday, the online system is working well,” says Prof Burger. “We appeal to applicants who may find access a bit slow at peak times to try again during off peak periods, she emphasised.
More than 135 500 applicants applied to UJ in 2016 for study in 2017.
Prof Burger points out that admissions to UJ are competitive and that the University can only admit a limited number of students. “The planned intake of undergraduate first-year students for 2017 is 10 500. This number of spaces available is in accordance with the formal Enrolment Plan approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.”
Like other universities, UJ’s admission requirements differ across study programmes in the various faculties. UJ reviewed that application status of all applicants based on the applicants’ final Grade 12 results.
All undergraduate applicants who have been accepted for a programme of study at UJ have receive official confirmation of their final admission status via email. If applicants have not received an email, they should visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) to verify their final application status.
Enquiries related to late applications for programmes which may have additional capacity for enrolment, can be submitted online via the Late Enquiry Link (MobiSite) on the UJ website from 9 January 2017.
Registration remains open until 01 February 2017. It can be accessed online. Anyone needing assistance is also welcome to call the UJ Call Centre on 011 559 4555 or make use of our online chat facility (available via the UJ webpage).