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University of Johannesburg

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The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is anAfropolitan international university with an identity of inclusion, auniversity that is transforming lives and diversifying professions. Aproudly South African university, rooted in the vibrant andmulticultural city of Johannesburg, reflecting the city’s energy andembracing its diversity with equal passion.


At the University of Johannesburg  “The Future. Reimagined” is not simply acatchy phrase. The institution is taking the lead in Africa in 4thIndustrial Revolution thinking, reimagining the future in all disciplines. 


It is an institution that embodies the coreprinciples of critical thinking and meaningful collaboration, anchored inAfrica and dynamically shaping the future. Through these principles we give ourstudents the competitive advantage they need to compete on the global stagebut, more importantly, we attract the best minds from around the world toengage with these leaders in reimagining the future.

UJ’s students, mentors,teachers and thought leaders are making a difference, not only in South Africa,but across the African continent and the world. With exposure toworld-class facilities, proven structures of support and award-winning academicstaff – all geared towards feeding imaginations in a safe, equal opportunityenvironment – we are seeding the world with a new generation who will lead withimagination, with creativity and with the power to see far beyond our present.

As a respected researchinstitution the university is leading the new wave of thought through amulti-disciplinary approach to practical solutions that will make a real difference,from exploring the impact of early childhood development to the exciting spaceof artificial intelligence, process automation and smart cities; to developingnanotechnology capable of removing pollutants from water. We are investigatingthe sustainability of global resources through earth sciences, looking at ourpast to learn about our future.


From vocational andtraditional academic programmes to professionals and postgraduates, our fourcampuses offer our students a choice of study programmes in eight faculties:Art, Design and Architecture; Education; Engineering and the Built Environment;Health Sciences; Humanities; Law; and Science, as well as in the College ofBusiness and Economics.

UJ students have access to a world-class environmentfor sport, art and culture and are guided throughexperience programmes to develop both personal and academic skills. As UJ alumni, they then goon to become game changers in their chosen careers. Individuals who embody theUJ values… who have the freedom,innovation and independence to dynamically shape the future; who engagemeaningfully with others; who see fresh opportunities and connections whereothers see none; and who continually respect and advance each other andhumanity.

Staff and students of the university come from over 50 differentcountries in Africa and around the world. We have built links, partnerships andexchange agreements with leading African and international institutions thatfurther enrich the academic, social and cultural diversity on each of our campuses.

UJ has positioned itself within the richdiversity of South Africa's community and continues to draw on existing andlatent intellectual capacity, leadership and innovation in all communities andfurther afield, as it delivers on its vision to be a premier Africanuniversity. The University continues to build a culture of inclusion thatembraces South Africa’s rich history, various cultures, languages, religions,genders and races, and its social and economic statuses.

In addition, UJ encourages a culture ofservice as part of the university student experience and it proudly pursues afour-language policy of English, isiZulu, Afrikaans and Sesotho sa Leboa.

As the world moves forward into the 4thindustrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4.0” - bringing 4.0 thinkingand technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learningtechnologies. This results in UJ graduates being better prepared to embrace thefuture of business and industry as AI and 4.0 play a bigger part in the way we liveand work.



​​​​​​​​UJ has four campuses all with on site student residences: the Auckland Park Kingsway, Auckland Park Bunting Road, Doornfontein and Soweto campuses –  all located in the metropolitan area of the City of Johannesburg.

The campuses​ vary in size and each has its own character and culture contributing to the institution's rich diversity. 

Developments such as the state-of-the-art buildings accommodating the School of Tourism and Hospitality, the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, and the modern Arts Centre [comprising a theatre and gallery] are to the benefit of not only UJ but also the Johannesburg community at large. The combined facilities available at the University are among the best in the country and include libraries, micro-laboratories, sports and culture facilities.

The University comprises a built-up area in excess of 45,000m2 and the facilities available at the respective campuses include:

  • Lecture rooms and micro-laboratories.
  • Libraries.
  • Campus and health clinics​.
  • Student shopping centres, restaurants and cafeterias. 
  • Auditoriums, halls, galleries and conference venues. 
  • Sports facilities

UJ's Student Accommodation can accommodate approximately 19000 students in both university owned and managed residences as well as off-campus accredited privately owned accommodation.

There are 35 residences spread over 4 campuses and includes the 7 Day houses.

Off-campus accommodation's accredited properties are within 2 km of each campus and   where they are beyond the prescribed radius, the set condition is that service providers are obliged to provide transport. Additionally, intercampus transportation is provided for all students residing in off-campus residences and houses. The university offers to all students, a list of accredited off-campus accommodation.

Lecture Facilities

Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus - A total of 55 lecture halls providing 4 412 seats. 

Auckland Park Kingsway Campus - A total of 66 lecture halls providing 7 787 seats. 

Students have access 24 hours a day to two microlaboratories with a total of 269 workstations. Another five microlaboratories with 774 workstations giving access to the electronic learning environment (Edulink) should be completed early in 2005. ​Doornfontein Campus - A total of 84 lecture rooms providing 5 142 seats. Soweto Campus - A total of 17 lecture halls providing 1 842 seats.

Auckland Park Kingsway Campus 

The Sanlam Auditorium is a popular location for concerts, congresses and meetings, and the graduation ceremonies are held here annually. In 2005, the University was proud to open its new Arts Centre. The Arts Centre includes an impressive Art Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of acclaimed South African contemporary artists. The Arts Centre also boasts a theatre seating 435 as well as rehearsal rooms overlooking the city. The theatre is used for both University and outside productions. 
Doornfontein Campus The conference venue, accommodating 185 people, is used for prize-giving ceremonies, conferences, seminars, cocktail functions, farewells and workshops. 
Soweto Campus The indoor Sports Arena is a multipurpose venue that is also used for graduation ceremonies, conferences and community events. The Conference Hall accommodates 110 people.​

At the University of Johannesburg (UJ), we have a single passion: the provision of every possible resource and opportunity to mould graduates who have every right to be confident because they are superbly informedindependentminded and innovative to the core. And our students are our family: we provide an enjoyable, safe, caring, supportive, intellectually stimulating and technologically savvy environment, and a host of sports, arts and cultural activities. At UJ, you will encounter the finest academic minds from all over the continent and the globe, and you will enter a rich cosmopolitan student life. For more information on Student Life at UJ please visit 

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University Highlights

Total students - 18,883


International students - 2,430


Total faculty staff - 1,603


Total students - 18,883


International students - 2,430


Total faculty staff - 1,603

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