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Central Advising

Academic advisors at CTL strive to assist students in reaching academic success through providing general and career advice, help students align their career and educational plan, and assist students with educational and career choices. They also help students develop success skills like time-management, effective study strategies, and goal setting.


To be a leader in academic advising as a high-impact practice that is recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in promoting student engagement and success from the students’ point of entry to beyond graduation.


By leading academic advising practices through excellence, research, and innovation that promote student engagement and success. Academic advising at the UFS is a teaching and learning process that empowers students to connect with the institution and align their educational and career aspirations through shared advisor-advisee responsibilities.


  1. Professionalisation of academic advising at the UFS.
  2. Connecting students to academic and support networks at the UFS.
  3. Connecting students to peer-facilitated social learning communities.
  4. To provide basic academic advising training to peer advisors at the UFS.
  5. Research, develop, and implement innovative academic advising strategies.
  6. Empower students to navigate and align their educational and career pathways.
  7. Monitor and evaluate academic advising practices.
  8. Research and develop data-informed advising practices.


Central advisors reach students through registration assistance, first-year and faculty orientation, one-on-one consultations, data-driven student communication, student leadership training, student and residence workshops, success coaching, online campaigns, and collaboration and support of UFS departments.


Central advisors follow a proactive, data-driven approach in supporting students and all reports are shared in CTL publications.

Contact Us

Central advisors are allocated to support specific faculties.  Students can get into contact with a central advisor in numerous ways. Advising services are provided during UFS office hours.

07:45 to 16:30 (weekdays)

Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and public holidays)

Student can schedule an appointment with an advisor through email:

Bloemfontein Campus
E: advising@ufs.ac.za

Qwaqwa Campus

E: advisingqq@ufs.ac.za

South Campus

E: advisingsc@ufs.ac.za

T: +27 51 401 2444

Chat with an adviser on WhatsApp:
T: +27 87 240 6370

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