Apply to the University of Johannesburg


Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UJ (University of Johannesburg). You will find instructions on the online application as well as the hardcopy application (plus the download of the updated application form). 

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University of Johannesburg Application breakdown:

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle, which commences in April every year.

Before you begin applying online or in hardcopy, have a look at our infographic on Things to Remember Before Applying.

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Apply to UJ using the online application

Things to note before using the online application for University of Johannesburg:

  1. You’ll need an email address to complete the application.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying. 
  3. Once you complete an online application you may not send a hardcopy application.
  4. Make sure you complete the application in full (so that there’s no delay from UJ).
  5. Getting a UJ student number does not mean you have been accepted.
  6. If you have any queries during the online application process, you can email or contact the Call Centre on 011 559 4555.

How to complete the online application:

UJ has a number of different application forms for various types of applicants. Once you have selected the online application which is applicable to what you want to study at UJ, you can follow the link below and complete the application.

Apply to UJ using the hardcopy application

You can apply by filling in the hardcopy application form and post your completed application to: 

PO Box 524
Auckland Park
South Africa

Things to note when applying via hardcopy:

  1. The “old fashioned” way usually takes longer, so you’ll have to be patient.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying. 
  3. Make sure you have attached all relevant supporting documentation.

Apply to UJ residence application

Note: You may only apply for on-campus accommodation once you have completed an application (either online or hardcopy

) to study at UJ.

Application Fees for University of Johannesburg:

Applicants are required to pay an application fee of R200 if they are applying with a paper-based application form. Applicants applying online do not need to pay an application fee.

For more information, please visit their website.

Submitting Results and Documents:

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to UJ, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should also ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

Once you have applied, keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter. You are encouraged to monitor your application status at all times and can do so UJ application status portal.

If you still have questions, be sure to check out the UJ information and Guidelines for Applying page.

Contact the University of Johannesburg:

For more information on how to apply to UJ, you can visit their website.

Alternatively, you can contact the University of Johannesburg Admissions Department on the following details:


Tel: +27 (0) 11​ 559 4555