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.
The UJ Merit Bursary is awarded directly to the student in response to his/her application. The focus is entirely based on the historical academic performance of the student.
Requirements and eligibility
UJ Master's Merit Bursary
• Students with an average mark between 70-74% in their
Honours / final year of a four year degree (R7,130)
• Students with an average mark equal to or greater than
75% in their Honours / final year of a four year degree (R10,970)
UJ Doctoral Merit Bursary
• Students with an average mark between 70-74% in their Master's (R10,970)
• Students with an average mark equal to or greater than 75%
in their Master's (R16,460)
How to apply
Fill in the form at the application link.
Students from other South African tertiary education intuitions must accompany their application with their certified academic record.
Hand in the application physically at any of these places on UJ campus before the closing date:
APB- A Red 30
APK -E Ring 12
DFC- Admin Building Reception
Soweto- Admin Block Room 111