UJ welcomes new 2016 students, underlines online registration procedures

​The University of Johannesburg (UJ) congratulates all of South Africa’s matriculants who have been successful in completing their final school exams and we look forward to welcoming all who have been accepted for a programme of study at the University.
As things stand, matric results still represent an important gateway to our collective and individual futures. When accompanied by acceptance at a higher education institution for further studies, whether at a university such as UJ or a technical and vocational education and training college, they represent a significant milestone on the road to social mobility and to far more prosperous individuals, families, communities and nation.
“For UJ, every new student is a welcome addition to our ever growing community of South Africans who are uplifted, inspired and empowered by a programme of academic study and a concrete qualification,” said Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Ihron Rensburg. “We look forward to our 2016 intake as the latest of a group of inquiring young minds eager to learn and to empower themselves, their communities and their nation with meaningful and transformative knowledge, insight and capabilities.”
The University takes this opportunity to remind all who have applied to and are interested in studying at UJ that the application, acceptance and registration process is handled entirely online. This includes late applications. UJ does not, under any circumstances, accept on-campus late applications (walk-ins).
All matriculants and others who have been accepted for a programme of study at UJ will find confirmation of this fact via SMS by 8 January 2016. If applicants have not received an SMS by 8 January 2016, they must visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) to verify their application status, or call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) for more information. The procedures to be followed once a student has been accepted for a programme of study at UJ are clearly described on the website. This includes registering and paying the required deposit to secure study space. The University does not under any circumstances accept cash payments. Payments must be made either on-line or via electronic funds transfer (EFT).
All students accepted for a programme of study and who have registered and paid their deposits online must go to the University to collect their student cards. These will ensure, among other things, access to campus, libraries and other facilities. Details of card collection points and dates can be found on the website and will also be advised via social media. All new students attention is drawn to the fact that once they have they have registered at UJ, they will be required to comply with the University’s Student Regulations and Student Charter, details of which are provided online.
Late applicants will be able to submit their applications online from Monday, 11 January 2016, once the University has matched student acceptances with places available and determined where there is still available capacity for admitting additional students.
Late applicants are welcome to apply online for these vacant spaces. Again, under no circumstances, will walk-ins be accepted and all applications will be handled online.
Any potential student with a question that they cannot resolve online is welcome to make contact with the UJ call centre any time from now onwards. The number is 011 559 4555. Alternatively, they can use the online chat facility via the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za).
“In 11 years, UJ has established itself as a leading African university and it is now a very important place of knowledge production, innovation, learning, teaching and transforming community engagement. It has also established itself as an essential place for public scholarship, transformation and significantly widened access, especially for the most vulnerable in our nation,” said Prof Rensburg. “The University remains committed to its vital mission to empower our people, their families, and the nation via the development and transfer of knowledge, insights and capabilities.”
Including the 2016 intake, expected to include 10 500 new students, UJ will be home to nearly 50 000 students this year.​
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