The University of Johannesburg (known colloquially as 'UJ') is a public university located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The University of Johannesburg came into existence on 1 January 2005 as the result of a merger between the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University. Prior to the merger, the Daveyton and Soweto campuses of the former Vista University had been incorporated into RAU. As a result of the merger of Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), it is common for alumni to refer to the university as RAU. The newly emerged institution is one of the largest comprehensive contact universities in South Africa, with nine faculties having more than 90 departments and an enrollment of approximately 48,000 students, spreading over four different campuses. The university is one of the largest residential universities in the Republic of South Africa.

UJ Campuses

APK, or the Kingsway Campus Auckland Park (former RAU campus)

APK, is the largest and most populated campus of the University of Johannesburg. It is also the seat of the administration and governance body of the university. The campus was formerly the only educational campus of the Rand Afrikaans University. The campus gets its name from a major Johannesburg road, Kingsway Avenue, that runs along the north-east side of the campus. The roads that form the boundary of the campus are (clock-wise) University Road, Ditton Avenue, Ripley Road, Hampton Avenue, Studente Avenue, Akademie Road and Perth Road. Although the official name of the campus implies that it is in Auckland Park, it actually falls just out of that suburb by one street. It is technically in the suburb of Rossmore with the first-year parking lot bordering the suburb of Melville, Gauteng.

APB, or the Bunting Road Campus Auckland Park (former TWR campus)

The ABP was originally a campus of the Technikon Witwatersrand. Unique about the campus is the fact that the campus is an enclosed section of a suburb. The main throughfair of the suburb is Bunting Road. The name Bunting Road, according to the City of Johannesburg archives is derived from a subspecies of bird and not the decorative banner it is currently associated with.

DFC, or the Doornfontein Campus (former TWR campus)

SWC, or the Soweto Campus (former RAU campus, previously former Vista University Soweto campus)



University of Johannesburg 2019 Application Information

Are you ready to apply at the University of Johannesburg for 2019? If YES, please pay attention to the information below regarding UJ Online Application 2019

UJ has TWO different methods of applying. You have the option to choose only ONE of the following:

ONLINE Web Application = FREE

OFFLINE Paper Application = R200

  • Applicants must have a valid email address in order to apply online. All Communication with regard to your application will be sent via email/sms. Should you not have a valid email address you can create an email account using Gmail,Yahoo Mail or any other email provider you may prefer.
  • Online application related enquiries may be sent via email to mylife@uj.ac.za or you may contact the UJ Call Centre on 011 559 4555.

NB: Undergraduate – Please consult the “UJ Undergraduate Prospectus 2019”  for full details of the admission requirements pertaining to the programme for which you intend to enrol. Postgraduate –Please consult the relevant Faculty or visit the UJ website for more information.

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