Steps to study online


How to become an online student with UJ

Why study online?

UJ has a wide selection of online programmes to choose from, and everything happens online – from the application to the classes and finally the graduation.

This format also allows you to study parttime, so that you can keep your job and pursue a qualification.

UJ’s online programmes have the same accreditation as the on-campus qualifications, and there are six start dates every year. This means you don’t need to wait for the beginning of the academic year to get going.

The pay-per-module approach means you don’t need a large chunk of money to start studying, you only pay for the module you register for.

You will also have access to your lecturers should you have any concerns about the study material, which is all available on the online learning management system.

Here is an easy-to-follow guide to becoming an online student at UJ.

Which programme is for you?

Is it an undergraduate degree you want to pursue, maybe a Masters, or is it a postgraduate diploma? Is it in your line of work?

The programmes you select can help take your career to the next level, so be sure it is the right fit for you. For more details about the specific programmes, you can visit the Online Programmes page for more information.

Minimum requirements
1. Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy
• A Senior Certificate or a National Senior Certificate that meets the specific admission criteria noted below.
• For non-South African students a school leaving certificate that meets the specific admission criteria noted below.
• A minimum Admissions Point Score (APS) of 28 is required for admission into this degree, with the following specifications:
English with an APS of 4
Maths with an APS of 4
Mathematical Literacy is not accepted.

2. Bachelor of Human Resource Management
• A Senior Certificate or a National Senior Certificate that meets the specific admission criteria noted below.
• For non-South African students a school leaving certificate that meets the specific admission criteria noted below.
• A minimum Admissions Point Score (APS) of 28 is required for admission into this degree with Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, with the following specifications:
English with an APS of 4
Maths with an APS of 4
Mathematical Literacy with a D symbol (APS=4)

3. Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets
• New/Old NQF Level 6 qualification with three years’ relevant work experience in financial markets OR
• New/Old NQF Level 6 qualification in Finance OR
• Five years’ relevant work experience in financial markets

4. Advanced Diploma in Transportation Management
• A relevant NQF Level 6 qualification with Transportation as a specialisation.
• Alternatively, you must have completed the UJ bridging programme for entering the Advanced Diploma in Transportation Management.

5. Advanced Diploma in Logistics
• A relevant NQF Level 6 qualification with Logistics as the specialisation. Alternatively, an applicant must have completed the UJ bridging programme for entering the Advanced Diploma in Logistics.

6. Advanced Diploma in People Performance Management
• A minimum average of 65% in a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management.
• Applicants with a minimum average of 65% in any other business-related Diploma or Degree at a minimum of NQF level 6 will be considered if they have a relevant HR work experience (minimum 5 years’ HR work experience).

7. Master of Business Administration
Meet the requirements listed below and complete the JBS MBA admissions assessment requirements.
• A 4-year Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 8) OR
• Honours degree (NQF level 8) OR
• 3-year Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) plus a Postgraduate Diploma (NQF level 8)
AND
• A minimum of four years’ work experience
• A level of mathematics literacy:
NQF 4 matriculation pass in mathematics or equivalent (preferred but not essential) i.e., demonstrated mathematics literacy
• English proficiency:
• Verbal and written
• Admission requirements for international students:
Applicants who hold a foreign qualification need to send their qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for evaluation before applying to JBS. We require the SAQA certificate to verify the NQF level of your qualification.

8. Bachelor of Education Honours in Education Leadership and Management
A four-year professional teaching degree on NQF level 7 OR
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree and a professional teaching qualification (on NQF level 7) OR
• A four-year professional teaching qualification(s) as well as an Advanced Diploma in a cognate sub-field of Education (on NQF level 7).
AND
• A 65% minimum average for the preceding degree
• Applicants with between 60% and 64% may be considered. Teaching and leadership experience will be taken into consideration.

9. Master of Education in Educational Management
• Qualified teachers and education managers holding an NQF Level 8 BEd Honours degree with a research project component in Education, or a related discipline. Students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Leadership and Management will be considered if a research project component was completed in the Postgraduate Diploma. OR
• A suitable professional Bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8) plus a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification and work experience in the proposed field of specialisation; Leadership and Management in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator, HOD and another disciplinary expert in the field of specialisation. A reading programme may be prescribed before allowing registration. OR
• An appropriate NQF Level 8 Honours degree with a research project component and a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus work experience in the field of specialisation; Leadership and Management in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator, HOD and another disciplinary expert in the field of specialisation. A reading programme may be prescribed before allowing registration. OR
• Prospective candidates could – based on extensive and verifiable experience in the field of specialisation; Leadership and Management in Education – apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) within institutional policy guidelines. Their experience should be on the level and scope of NQF Level 8 within the discipline and should include appropriate research methodological knowledge and skills.
• All applicants must have obtained a 65% average in the preceding NQF Level 8 qualification (or equivalent).
• Students who do not have the required 65% on their average marks for the previous qualification but have an average between 60% and 64%, will be considered if there are places available in the programme.

10. Master of Education in Information and Communication Technology
• An NQF Level 8 Honours Degree in Education, or a related equivalent qualification (e.g. Human Resource Development). OR
• A suitable professional Bachelor’s Degree (NQF Level 8) plus a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification and work experience in the proposed field of specialisation; ICT in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator and another disciplinary expert. A reading programme may be prescribed before allowing registration. OR
• An appropriate NQF Level 8 Honours Degree and a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus work experience in the field of specialisation; ICT in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator and another disciplinary expert in the field of specialisation. A reading programme may be prescribed before allowing registration. OR
• Prospective candidates could – based on extensive and verifiable experience in the field of specialisation; ICT in Education – apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) within institutional policy guidelines. Their experience should be on the level and scope of NQF Level 8 within the discipline and should include appropriate research methodological knowledge and skills.
• All applicants must have obtained a 65% average in the preceding NQF Level 8 qualification (or equivalent).
• Students who do not have the required 65% on their average marks for the previous qualification, but who have an average between 60% and 64%

11. Master of Public Health
• A Health-related qualification at NQF Level 8 such as Environmental Health, Public Health, MbChB, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Nursing, or other related equivalent qualification. Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification; AND
• An average of 65% for the NQF Level 8 qualification; AND
• A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of Public Health, Environmental Health, and/or Occupational Health and Safety, of which three years must be in a Management position.

How to calculate your APS score
For some of the programmes, a certain APS score is a requirement. Here is a guideline to help you determine whether you qualify.
Calculate your APS Score

Required documents
• Certified copy of ID/passport
• National Senior Certificate or equivalent
• Official academic transcript
• Certified copy of highest qualification
• CV detailing work experience (where applicable)
• Proof of work experience (where applicable)
• A motivation letter (where applicable)
• A general referee report from a colleague or a recommendation letter (where applicable)
• SAQA evaluation for non-South African qualifications (where applicable)
• HESA certificate (where applicable)

How it works

Application process
• The call centre will determine whether you qualify, or you can check on the Online Application Portal.
• Go to the Online Application Portal to apply.
• Choose your programme.
• Create an account.
• Provide your personal and contact details.
• Provide your academic history.
• Upload your supporting documents.

Acceptance or Rejection
We will be in touch to let you know whether your application has been successful.
If your application was successful, you will be provided with a student number.
You then need to make payment and register for the first module before the start date.

Registration
• Log onto the registration portal via ulink.uj.ac.za using your student number and password.
• Click on ITS iEnabler under administrative utilities.
• Click on “Online registration and payment” and then “Registration” to start the registration process.
• Verify your contact details
• Read the Academic Registration Rules or Agreement and click on “I Accept” to continue.
• Click on “Cheque and credit card payment” to make a payment (no debit card payments are accepted).
• Click on “Submit registration” to confirm your qualification to be registered for.
• Enter your employment status and select whether you are responsible for your account. If not supply the third party information requested.
• Click on “Save and continue”.
• Select the module to be taken and click on “Save and proceed”.
• Verify the module you plan to register for and click on “Continue”.
• Verify your Registration Cost and click on “Accept registration”.
• Print your “Proof of registration”.
• You can now log into uLink and select “Blackboard”.
• You will have immediate access to the online orientation module.

Password reset
If you have been locked out of your account or the learning management system, contact us and we will help you get back in.

Contact Us
• If you have any questions, please email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za, or call 0800 233 723 (toll-free).
• Provide your name, surname, student number, ID number, and contact number, and give an outline of your enquiry.
• You can visit the Contact Us page and leave us a message and we will get back to you.