The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a public university located in the North West province of Gauteng. It is the third-largest university in South Africa with over 30,000 students.
How Many Points Needed For Law At UJ
The University of Johannesburg requires that you have an NSC with a minimum of four (4) recognized 20-credit subjects or equivalent.
This means that you must have completed at least 40 points from the following:
- One Advanced Certificate (20CPs) or Diploma (40CPs); or
- Two Intermediate Certificates (20CPS); or
- Four Technical Certificates (10CPS).
You must have at least an NSC with a minimum of 4 recognized 20-credit subjects, or equivalent.
You must have at least 5 recognized 20-credit higher grade subjects, or equivalent, with English and Mathematics being compulsory.
- You must have an NSC with a minimum of four (4) recognized 20-credit subjects, or equivalent with at least one (1) year of National Service (NS).
- If you are applying through the Joint Universities Admissions and Matriculation Board, you must be in possession of an approved school certificate.
- You will not be considered for admission/selection if you do not meet the minimum requirements set out in the table below:
- You must have at least 5 recognized 20-credit higher grade subjects, or equivalent, with English and Mathematics being compulsory.
- Other subjects can be from a wide range of subjects.
- Points are awarded for each subject according to the grade achieved.
- Minimum of 5 subjects is required for consideration to join the Faculty of Law if no bonus points have been obtained elsewhere in your application portfolio.
Admission Points Score (APS)
Admission Points Score (APS) is a score that is calculated based on the points you get for each subject. APS is calculated by multiplying the number of points for each subject by the number of subjects you have.
For example You scored 140/200 in English Language and Literature (40 points x 1 subject = 40), 120/150 in Christian Religious Studies (30 points x 1 subject = 30), and 150/200 in History and International Studies (50 points x 2 subjects = 100). Your APS will be calculated as follows:
(40 + 30 + 100) × 3 = 270 pts
All applications are made through the University of Johannesburg, and the process is as follows:
- Students apply to the UJ Faculty of Law. They do not apply to specific programs at UJ, but rather apply to the UJ Faculty of Law from which they wish to study law.
- Once an offer has been made by UJ, courses are selected based on student preferences and academic results.
- The faculty then determines each student’s specific program of study according to their academic results and preferences are chosen in Step 2 above; this is done after all offers have been made by UJ for that year’s intake into law school (i.e., everyone who has applied for admission into law school has received an offer).
The Faculty then determines each student’s specific program of study according to their academic results.
To apply for Law, you must meet the minimum requirements set out in the table below.
For more information about this program and how to apply, see the official website of the University of Johannesburg.
It is important for you to note that this post contains information about how many points are needed in order to gain entry into Law school.
As a law student at UJ, you will be required to complete 20 credit points of actual coursework as well as four compulsory courses in order to graduate.
The number of points needed for UJ varies from year to year. You can find out how many points are needed in our previous post.