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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.

UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries.

This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.

The vision of the UJ is to be "an international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future".

The mission can be described as follows: "inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge". These are underpinned by four values, namely: imagination, conversation, regeneration and ethical foundation.

The six strategic objectives provide a focused means for realising the Vision, Mission and Values of the University as set out above. They further represent a re-working of the original UJ Strategic Thrusts 2020 in the context of a wider positioning of the University as "The Pan-African" Centre for Critical Intellectual Inquiry, with the primary goal of achieving global excellence and stature.

About UJ

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Rooted in the vibrant, multi-cultural and diverse city of Johannesburg, UJ reflects the same energy and embraces its diversity with equal passion. With four campuses and about 50 000 students, UJ is one of the largest residential Universities in the country which means you have more choices in terms of what you want to study. The University offers a broad range of learning programmes from: career orientated and traditional academic; to professional and postgraduate qualifications. UJ students are given the opportunity to be educated in all facets of life.

UJ Gardens

UJ offers its students various support facilities that aid individuals in succeeding holistically in life, and their studies. These include: career development services offered to Grade 11 and 12 Learners; assisting first year students with adapting to the academic, emotional and social demands of university life; academic development and tutoring services; reading and language development; campus health services; the availability of computer laboratories; as well as extended curriculum programmes on offer.

UJ APK Buildings

Some of our campuses host shops for added convenience, especially for students staying in our rather comfortable residences and fully equipped apartments. UJ realises that the campus experience is integral to the life of its students – after all this is where the giants of industry often meet! For this reason all the campuses have meeting places, cafeterias or restaurants with some of the student centres housing book and gift shops, doctors and even hairdressers.





Programmes per Campus

Auckland Park
Kingsway (APK)

  • Law
  • Management
  • Engineering and the Built Environement
  • Science
  • College of Business and Economics

Auckland Park
Bunting Road (APB)

  • Art Design and Architecture
  • Tourism and Hospitality


  • Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Health Sciences


  • Education