UJ ready to enrol 10,500 new students


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JOHANNESBURG - The University of Johannesburg has congratulated students for passing matric and the institution says it expects to enrol more than 10,000 of them.

“We look look forward to welcoming all who have been accepted for a programme of study at the University,” said University of Johannesburg Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Ihron Rensburg late on Tuesday.

Highlighting the importance of education, especially for the most vulnerable South Africans, Rensburg said: “As things stand, matric results still represent an important gateway to our collective and individual futures.”

Rensburg said UJ, which has “established itself as a leading African university”, expects an intake of 10,500 new students in 2016.

The new intake will bring the total number of the students at the university to 50,000.

The university will match student acceptances with places available and determine where there is still available capacity for admitting more students.

“The application, acceptance and registration process is handled entirely online and this includes late applications,” explained Rensburg.

He said those making late applications could apply online from Monday, January 11.

Rensburg, however, warned that the university would not accept any late on-campus walk-in applications.

Applicants would receive an SMS confirmation of their enrolment by January 8, and if no notification has been received by that date, they should verify their application status on the university’s website or contact the call centre.

“We look forward to our 2016 intake as the latest of a group of inquiring young minds eager to learn and to empower themselves, their communities and their nation with meaningful and transformative knowledge, insight and capabilities,” said Rensburg.