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University of Free State

The UFS is a research-led, student-centred and regionally-engaged university that contributes to development and social justice through the production of globally competitive graduates and knowledge.


Why Study at University of Free State

  • UFS has 3 campuses each has a unique character and beautiful setting.
  • UFS  boast outstanding alumni, including Mme Justice Mahube Molemela, Crystal-Donna Roberts, and Heinrich Brüssow.
  • UFS is proud of its international stars, Wayde van Niekerk, Rolene Strauss, Louzanne Coetzee, and Rynhardt van Rensburg.
  • at UFS, students can participate in more than 22 different sport disciplines.
  • Study from almost 700 000 library books, including our ever growing ebooks collection.
  • Join thousands of other students enrolled in 7 Faculties.

UFS Online Application 2020

  1. Early bird applications for the Faculty of Health Sciences open on 1 March 2019, except for Bachelor of Nursing which will be opening soon. You can now apply for Bachelor of Optometry.
  2. If your second choice of study in is another Faculty, kindly send us an email with the programme you want to add as a second choice to include your full names and ID number for ease of reference.  Add your student number if this has been provided to you.
  3. Before you start your application process, make sure you have
    1. an active email address and a reliable cell phone number
    2. scanned copies (not photographs) of your identity document / passport and grade 11 final results.
    3. latest academic transcript and certificate of conduct if you are transferring from another tertiary institution
  4. Applications for all other programmes open on 1 April 2019.
  5. For more information on the programmes we offer, click UFS 2020 Prospectus