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Soon you will be starting out on a new journey. The choices you make now, the doors you choose to open now, will have a profound impact on your life. Two of the most important decisions you will make are what to study and where to study. Which university will you choose to be your home?
South Africa is going through tremendous changes. Our country needs excellent leaders to steer us to a prosperous future, a future that advances everyone. To lead effectively, knowledge is crucial and therefore education is important. If you do not know, you cannot lead. At the University of Johannesburg (UJ), we are committed to creating the conditions for you to become one of these inspirational and effective leaders.
Our main priority is your progressive, academic and intellectual development and to ultimately shape a graduate who is fully equipped to join the world of work, locally and abroad. Our vision is to educate you to be effective participants in the Fourth Industrial
Revolution where technology is changing all aspects of our lives including in our homes and workplaces.
At UJ, you will encounter the finest academic minds from countries across the globe, who will contribute to your academic success. You will also get to choose from a wide selection of cutting-edge programmes, from undergraduate diplomas to doctoral degrees in our eight faculties. Technology-rich approaches, which compare favourably to the best universities in the world, are used in teaching and learning.
Our students are our family. We provide an enjoyable, safe, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. You will be able to grow networks of friends that will sustain you throughout your life.
We pay constant attention to maximising your student experience. To help your transition from school to university, UJ’s First Year Experience Programme provides support and development opportunities, while robust academic and tutor support programmes ensure a seamless journey during your university studies. Our Senior Year Experience Programme will boost you towards your final year, graduation and beyond, either into a postgraduate degree or into professional life. Further support systems and extramural opportunities will contribute to your holistic development.
At UJ, we are also passionate about community service and making a difference in our society. You will have the opportunity to join fellow students in bringing about positive change.
UJ’s global stature and academic robustness are recognised by the most prestigious global higher education ranking systems in the world. In addition, UJ is the only African university to have been accorded the honour of membership to U21, an elite consortium of global universities from every continent, most of which are placed in the top 100 in the world. This membership connects us to the very best in global higher education.
UJ is a young, dynamic university and our graduates are leaving their mark in our country, continent and beyond. We nurture our students to be dynamic participants in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where technology is changing all aspects of our lives, including our homes and workplaces. Your UJ qualification is designed to help you launch your career so that when you graduate, you will have all you need to become an individual who reimagines
the future to the benefit of our world − a true UJ brand ambassador.
Your choice of UJ as your academic home is the best investment you can make.