Many South African universities continue to receive a high number of applications at the beginning of the year, including institutions like the University of Johannesburg, Wits University, the University of Pretoria, and the University of Cape Town, among others.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has received almost 283,000 applications for the 2024 intake. However, UJ says the intake of first-year students for 2024 is capped at 10,500.
“Almost 283,000 applicants have submitted applications for the 2024 intake. These numbers demonstrate the growing recognition of the excellence of UJ’s academic programmes and the University’s commitment to quality teaching and research” says UJ’s Registrar, Professor Bettine van Vuuren.
“With higher education privilege comes the reality of limited resources, making securing placement in preferred programmes highly competitive. The intake of undergraduate first-year students for 2024 is capped at 10,500, which aligns with the enrollment plan approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Therefore, successful applicants should not delay in securing the spaces granted,” she added.
The University wishes to remind applicants and their parents/guardians that, as with the previous years, the entire application, admission, and registration process for the 2024 Academic Year is done online.
Once the final Grade 12 results have been reviewed, official confirmation communication will be sent via SMS and email to all applicants. If no email is received by late afternoon on 19 January 2024, applicants should check their admission status on the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) or use the UJ WhatsApp Chatbot (+27 87 2406 854) for information.