University of Johannesburg: Statistics



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#855 of 14,131 In the World
#9 of 1,104 In Africa
#6 of 26 In South Africa
#2 of 2 In Johannesburg
#15 of 1,247 For Hospitality and Hotel Management
Top50% For 179 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Johannesburg is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsMatriculation Certificate or certificate of exemption issued by the Joint Matriculation Board
Academic CalendarJanuary to November (January - June; July-November)

Research profile

University of Johannesburg is a world-class research university with 38,544 scientific papers published and 405,692 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Political Science, Law, Computer Science, and Quantum and Particle physics.


University of Johannesburg majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
21,884 / 178,781
Environmental Science
20,816 / 240,244
19,928 / 249,359
19,156 / 269,153
18,035 / 235,826
16,072 / 242,766
Political Science
15,105 / 115,312
14,324 / 111,787
Computer Science
14,068 / 130,697
Quantum and Particle physics
12,308 / 169,976
Geography and Cartography
11,716 / 115,249
11,668 / 89,601
11,174 / 94,010
10,991 / 122,154
10,380 / 73,417
10,162 / 123,486
10,130 / 120,071
9,918 / 68,091
Materials Science
9,784 / 151,708
Organic Chemistry
9,499 / 160,010
8,994 / 78,754
8,947 / 85,754
8,542 / 74,579
8,234 / 83,260
7,145 / 96,684
6,815 / 123,317
6,515 / 63,394
Development Studies
5,713 / 39,890
Metallurgical Engineering
5,389 / 81,488
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,241 / 41,722
5,141 / 42,413
4,821 / 31,835
4,807 / 75,531
Optical Engineering
4,233 / 68,101
Art & Design
4,132 / 27,761
Electrical Engineering
4,129 / 40,246
Chemical Engineering
4,048 / 87,204
Machine Learning
4,047 / 38,556
Social Psychology
4,044 / 42,857
Mechanical Engineering
3,875 / 32,447

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 23 9
1992 11 10
1993 11 4
1994 16 9
1995 25 16
1996 17 19
1997 24 50
1998 23 45
1999 19 47
2000 14 57
2001 21 62
2002 38 74
2003 18 108
2004 46 129
2005 204 209
2006 333 349
2007 344 615
2008 355 1027
2009 517 1617
2010 613 2264
2011 950 3145
2012 1200 4523
2013 1296 6635
2014 1498 8811
2015 1619 10647
2016 2016 13975
2017 2555 18430
2018 2565 23540
2019 3268 31883
2020 3727 44127
2021 4371 60468
2022 5163 74887
2023 5088 89465
Academic rankings


International studetns The above plus international levy of 2,000 for African countries; 17,000 levy for other countries (ZAR)
Local studetns Approximately 35,000* per annum; Honours, 33,000*; Postgraduate, Master's coursework 30,000*; Master's dissertation 16,000*; Doctoral, 165,000* *prices subject to change and depending on faculty and course. (ZAR)

The University of Johannesburg has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Johannesburg.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No TBD TBD
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, African Languages, Afrikaans, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Arts and Humanities, Banking, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Community Health, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Continuing Education, Data Processing, Earth Sciences, Education, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, Ethics, Greek, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, Higher Education, Home Economics, Information Sciences, International Business, Law, Leadership, Logic, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Modern History, Nanotechnology, Natural Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, Nursing, Optometry, Physics, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Public Relations, Robotics, Science Education, Secondary Education, Small Business, Social Sciences, Software Engineering, Statistics, Taxation, Teacher Trainers Education, Technology Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport and Communications
Honours Degree Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Master of Technology Architecture, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fashion Design, Food Technology, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Surveying and Mapping
Master's Degree Accountancy, African Languages, Afrikaans, Anthropology, Arabic, Bible, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Finance, Fine Arts, French, Greek, Hebrew, History, Journalism, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies
Doctor of Technology Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering
Doctorate Accountancy, African Languages, Afrikaans, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Bible, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Finance, French, German, Greek, History, Journalism, Latin, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Taxation, Urban Studies

University of Johannesburg alumni

  1. Joseph Kabila

    Joseph Kabila
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    1971-.. (age 53)
    politicianmilitary personnel

    Joseph Kabila Kabange is a Congolese politician who served as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between January 2001 and January 2019. He took office ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila in the context of the Second Congo War. He was allowed to remain in power after the 2003 Pretoria Accord ended the war as the president of the country's new transitional government. He was elected as president in 2006 and re-elected in 2011 for a second term. Since stepping down after the 2018 election, Kabila, as a former president, serves as a senator for life.

  2. Bontle Modiselle

    Bontle Modiselle
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1991-.. (age 33)
    film actoractor

    Bontle Moloi is a South African actress, television presenter, radio personality, dancer, choreographer, singer and model. In 2015, she starred in the dance film Hear Me Move, which resulted her receiving an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

  3. Marthinus van Schalkwyk

    Marthinus van Schalkwyk
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1959-.. (age 65)

    Marthinus Christoffel Johannes van Schalkwyk is a South African politician, academic, and lawyer, who serves as High Commissioner to Australia. He previously served as MP and Minister of Tourism in the Cabinet of South Africa. Formerly Premier of the Western Cape and Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of South Africa, he was the leader of the New National Party from its inception on 8 September 1997 until its dissolution on 9 April 2005. He was appointed Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the Thabo Mbeki administration after merging his party with the ruling African National Congress (ANC), despite the poor performance of the former in the 2004 General Election.

  4. Busisiwe Mkhwebane

    Busisiwe Mkhwebane
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1970-.. (age 54)

    Busisiwe Mkhwebane is a South African advocate and prosecutor who has been a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa since October 2023, representing the Economic Freedom Fighters. She served as the 4th Public Protector of South Africa from October 2016 until her impeachment in September 2023. She is the first head of a Chapter 9 institution to be removed through impeachment.

All 24 notable alumni

University of Johannesburg faculties and divisions

Centre : Comparative Tax Law Studies Criminology, Fiscal Law, Labour Law, Social Welfare
Centre : Education Practice Research Education, Educational Sciences
Centre : Education Rights and Transformation Education, Law
Centre : Human Resource Management Labour and Industrial Relations
Centre : Information and Knowledge Management Information Management
Centre : Metropolitan and Regional Studies Regional Studies
Centre : Optical Engineering Optical Technology
Centre : Psychological Services and Career Development Psychology
Centre : Sociological Research Sociology
Centre : Sports Science and Biokinetics Sports
Centre : Staff Professional Academic Development Teacher Training
Centre : Teaching and Learning Educational Technology
Centre : Technology Assisted Learning Educational Technology
Faculty : Art, Design and Architecture Architecture, Ceramic Art, Clothing and Sewing, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Art, Multimedia
Faculty : Economics and Financial Sciences Accountancy, Banking, Economics, Finance, Information Sciences
Faculty : Education Computer Education, Continuing Education, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Technology Education
Faculty : Engineering and the Built Environment Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Instrument Making, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Power Engineering, Regional Planning, Town Planning
Faculty : Health Sciences Anatomy, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chiropractic, Health Sciences, Homeopathic Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Physiology, Podiatry, Public Health, Radiology, Sports Medicine
Faculty : Humanities African Languages, Afrikaans, Anthropology, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Bible, Communication Studies, Development Studies, English, French, German, Government, Greek (Classical), Hebrew, History, Information Sciences, Journalism, Linguistics, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work, Sociology, Sports Management, Staff Development
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Management Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Management, Management, Marketing, Retailing and Wholesaling, Small Business, Tourism, Transport Economics, Transport Management
Faculty : Science Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Geography, Geology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sports, Statistics, Zoology
Institute : Child and Adult Guidance Psychology
Institute : Childhood Development Child Care and Development
Institute : Education Leadership Education, Leadership
Institute : Energy Studies Energy Engineering
Institute : Islam Studies Islamic Studies
Institute : Law Law
Research Division : Advanced Composite Materials Materials Engineering
Research Division : Advanced Constitutional, Public and Human Rights Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Public Law
Research Division : Aquatic Ecotoxicology Ecology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Toxicology
Research Division : DNA Barcoding Genetics
Research Division : Laser Laser Engineering
Research Division : Mineral Processing and Technology Mineralogy, Technology
Research Division : Nanomaterials Sciences Nanotechnology
Research Division : Photonics Physics
Research Division : Social Development in Africa Development Studies, Social Studies
Research Division : Sociological Research Sociology
Research Division : Study of Language and Culture Cultural Studies, Modern Languages
Research Division : Sustainable Energy Technology and Research Energy Engineering
Research Division : Synthesis and Catalysis Chemistry
Research Division : Teacher Development in " Ecologies of Practice" Teacher Training
Research Division : Telecommunications Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Water and Health Health Sciences, Water Science
School : Complementary Health Health Sciences
School : Nursing Nursing
School : Public Health Public Health
School : Sports and Movement Sciences Sports
School : Teacher Training Teacher Training
School : Tourism and Hospitality Cooking and Catering, Hotel Management, Information Management, Tourism

General information

Alternative names UJ
Founded 2005
Accreditation The University of Johannesburg is a public higher education institution established under the Higher Education Act 101 of 1997 of South Africa.
Motto The Future. Reimagined.
Colors orange

Location and contacts

Address PO Box 524 Auckland Park
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2006
South Africa
City population 4,435,000

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