Academic Support

  • The University of Johannesburg offers extensive academic support to all students.
  • Your faculty will have the general information you need about your studies.
  • If you have any issues regarding your subjects, it can be sorted out at your faculty.
  • NB! Take note of the faculty in which you are studying.
  • However, when the issue becomes more specific to a certain subject, it is best to get assistance at the department.
  • Your lecturers and tutors will assist you with your subject’s content.
  • UJ has an Academic Development and Innovation (ADI) Centre.
  • ADI (D Ring 3), is able to assist you with your various academic needs.
  • You will be able to find and gain academic assistance under the different units within ADI.
  • Each unit focuses on different areas of academic assistance.
  • ALDU focuses on literacies and learning strategies that are provided to students to aid them in coping with the demands of their studies.
  • LDU offers a module called Mastering Academic and Professional Skills (MAPS), which is a credit-bearing module.
  • The Writing Centre assists students by providing strategies to improve their academic writing and reading.
  • CAT promotes and supports the use of academic technologies to produce a richer learning experience for students.

Psychological Support and Career Services

  • The University of Johannesburg has a Psychological Services and Career Development Centre, also known as PsyCaD.
  • PsyCaD aids in psychological support and career services.
  • PsyCaD’s vision: “Centre of excellence for psychological and career services”
  • PsyCaD is based on all four campuses.
  • Contact details:
  • –Bunting Road (APB) Impala Court   011 559 1318

    –Kingsway (APK) C Ring 1   011 559 3324

    –Doornfontein (DFC) House 2, Louisa Street   011 559 6042

    –Soweto (SWC) Adelaide Tambo Building   011 559 575

Campus Health Services

  • The University of Johannesburg has Campus Health services on all four campuses.
  • Consultation hours are from 08:00 – 15:30, Monday to Friday.
  • Services available to UJ students:

                 Primary Health Care

                 Health Education and Promotion

                 Reproductive Health Care (Family Planning)

                 HIV/Aids Counselling and Testing (VCT)

                 Travel Medicine (APK)

  • Contact details:

                 Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus (APB) 011 559 1238

                 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK) 011 559 3837

                 Doornfontein Campus (DFC) 011 559 6132

                 Soweto Campus (SWC) 011 559 5736

HIV/AIDS Support

  • Campus Health offers HIV/Aids Counseling and Testing.
  • This is known as Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT).
  • VCCT allows you to know your HIV status.
  • You will need to take an HIV test, which will inform you if you are HIV positive or negative.
  • Getting tested is voluntary, which means it is your own choice and confidential, and you are guaranteed absolute privacy.
  • The process of VCCT:

    1.Pre-test counselling – This will prepare you for the test and the anticipated result. You will be advised by a trained counsellor.

    2.The HIV test – There are three common HIV tests (Elisa HIV antibody test, Western Blot test and Rapid test).

    3.Post-test counselling – You will be told the results of the test. A positive test means that you are HIV positive. A counsellor will help you get through this news. If your test is negative, a counsellor will advise you on various ways of keeping yourself safe from contracting HIV.

Safety and Security

  • The University of Johannesburg has a Protection Services unit.
  • Criminal offences or police emergencies should be reported to the Protection Services.
  • Protection Services can be contacted 24/7.
  • Once contacted, security will be dispatched to the location where assistance is needed.

Be street smart and keep safe!!!

Crisis / Emergency

  • Here are the contact details of UJ’s Protection Services if you or others are experiencing a crisis or emergency.

    APB:     011 559 1312

    APK:     011 559 2000/2555

    DFC:     011 559 6450

    SWC:   011 559 5555​