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How to get started

Stage 1: Decide what to study 

Determine whether your RPL is for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies:
  1. RPL for Undergraduate access (offered on the Qwaqwa Campus)
  2. RPL for Postgraduate access (offered on the Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campus)
  3. For more information on qualifications to access through RPL, please contact the RPL office or visit the relevant departmental webpage 


What do I need to have to qualify for RPL? 

  • National Senior Certificate (i.e. Matric / Grade 12)
  • Five years relevant work experience (or more, as determined by the Department)
  • Completed workshops, short courses, and on-the-job training
  • Be 23 years or older 

Stage 2: Application process

RPL application

  • Complete the RPL application form and email it to the relevant campus offering the qualification:
    Bloemfontein: RPL@ufs.ac.za or
    Qwaqwa: RPLQQ@ufs.ac.za
  • Ensure that you have attached all the supporting documents as stated on the RPL application form. 
RPL application fee
  • SA Citizens: R300.00 / International Citizens: R460.00 (application fee non-refundable)
  • Refer to the RPL application form for banking details

2024 RPL documentation 

2024 RPL Application form

Stage 3: RPL Process
The RPL process depends on whether you meet the requirements/criteria and can end at any time as a result of you not meeting the requirements or fulfilling the criteria.

RPL process

Figure 1: The RPL process.

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