Ranking  674   7
Country South Africa
City Johannesburg
Bachelor (foreigners)3,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)3,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)163 USD/year.
Master (citizens)163 USD/year.
Cost of living $481-792 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 2005
Abbreviation UJ
Teachers 1,449
Students 19,200
Foreigners 7%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Accreditation
• Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Affiliations
• Association of African Universities (AAU)
• Higher Education South Africa (HESA)
Rankings
World ranking674
Country ranking7
International Faculty240
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities340
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking674
QS World University Rankings643
Cost of living in Johannesburg
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 192 261
Food 130 242
Transportation 29 74
Communications and utilities 93 87
Clothing 20 75
Sports and leisure 17 53
Total481792
Accommodation in Johannesburg USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre194
Shared room in city centre264
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre284
1 bedroom apartment in city centre375
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University of Johannesburg (UJ) - public higher education institution in South Africa. UJ was established in 2005. The main building of the university is located in Johannesburg inside an urban campus.

University ranking. In South Africa University of Johannesburg is at the top 10 universities. University of Johannesburg ranks 7 in the national rating of South Africa, this impressive result was achieved in less then 20 years. The university is among the best 5% worldwide, ranking 674 in international ratings. The most popular and strong program of the university is "Arts and Humanities", which ranks 340 in the international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. To enroll the student must provide the information on previous academic performance and pass examinations. The academic schedule is divided into semesters. Studying bachelor’s at UJ is relatively inexpensive - only 3,000 USD per year. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 3,000 USD per year. Due to the fact that the tuition fees at UJ may vary depending on the faculty, we advise you to check the official website http://www.uj.ac.za for more accurate information.

The composition of the university. Being a medium scale university, University of Johannesburg teaches more than 19 thousand students. Both citizens and foreigners are able to apply. 7% of all students are foreigners. More than 1400 teachers are employed by the university. Foreign specialists are the majority of the academic staff. Student exchange programs is one of the draws of the university. If you wish to learn more about the university’s life you can follow them on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UJ. The university has its own library. It is a member of Association of African Universities (AAU), as well as Higher Education South Africa (HESA).

University of Johannesburg - Official Description

It is the vision of the University of Johannesburg to be a premier, embracing, African city university offering a mix of vocational and academic programmes that advances freedom, democracy, equality and human dignity as high ideals of humanity through distinguished scholarship, excellence in teaching, reputable research and innovation, and through putting intellectual capital to work. Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself in its accessible excellence, after only nine years UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature. n its first five years of existence, UJ doubled its accredited research output and increased its number of distinguished South African Research Chairs from none to seven. This remarkable achievement was reached well ahead of the target set for 2015. The 2010 research outcome was the result of UJ’s desire, during the initial period, to establish UJ as a thoroughly research-focused university. UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ.

Bachelor - University of Johannesburg

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the University is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself in its accessible excellence, now in its tenth year of existence, UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature. The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus. UJ has, over the past nine years, invested in excess of R2 billion into the upgrading and expansion of living and learning facilities on all of its campuses and into creating a safe and secure, world-class learning and research environment for both staff and students. In 2014, UJ introduced handheld devices (a tablet or laptop) into first-year classrooms in a bid to connect these young minds with the world of e-knowledge that they are growing into, and to transform their ability to contribute and compete. With almost 50,000 students; 2,800 international students; 7,200 postgraduates and renowned academic staff, UJ, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. The undergraduate student module completion rate stands at 84,5%. 27% of South Africa's Black Chartered Accountants who end up flourishing in their careers, come out of UJ. 95% of UJ students obtain employment within 12 months of graduation. This signals the value of UJ’s qualifications to South African and international employers. The University’s First Year Experience Programme (FYE), an initiative offering academic skills reinforcement with an accent on students mentoring fellow students, is one of the support programmes that help ease the school-to-university transition. UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. UJ’s programmes, within its nine faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. Flagship programmes include: Accounting; Electrical and Electronic/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Mining Engineering; LLB/ BA Law/ BCom Law; Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics; IT/ Computer Sciences; Human Physiology; Optometry; Finance; Psychology; and Teacher Education. The authoritative QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings ranked UJ among the top 4% of universities in the world. And in 2014 it placed UJ among the top 1% of universities in the BRICS countries and in sixth position among South African universities. UJ is home to 130 rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has seven National Research Foundation Chairs. UJ is also home to 24 Research Centres and six Flagship Research Institutes designed to enrich and deepen its academic profile through research innovation. 

Master - University of Johannesburg

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the University is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself in its accessible excellence, now in its tenth year of existence, UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature. In its first five years, UJ doubled its accredited research output and increased its number of distinguished South African Research Chairs from none to seven. This remarkable achievement was reached well ahead of the target set for 2015. The 2010 research outcome was the result of UJ’s desire, during the initial period, to establish UJ as a thoroughly research-focused university. The authoritative QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings ranked UJ among the top 4% of universities in the world. In 2014, it placed UJ, once again, among the top 1% of universities in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – and in sixth position among South African universities. UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ. This membership gives UJ staff and students the opportunity to collaborate with many of the world's Top 100 universities. UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. UJ’s programmes, within its nine faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus. UJ, with almost 50,000 students; 2,800 international students; 7,200 postgraduates and renowned academic staff, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. UJ is home to 130 rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has seven National Research Foundation Chairs. UJ is also home to 24 Research Centres. Aspiring to greater heights in achieving an international reputation for academic and research distinction, UJ intends investing more than R600 million over the next seven years into six Flagship Research Institutes designed to enrich and deepen its academic profile through research innovation. The strategy aims to transform UJ into a pan-African epicentre of critical intellectual inquiry and scholarship. The Flagship Research Institutes, within UJ’s nine faculties, aims to influence the international search for intelligent solutions to the grand challenges of our time. 

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