Dear Education Students

You are hereby informed that the due date for submission of all appeals applications in the Faculty of Education has been extended as follows:

Closing date: Friday, 26 January 2024 at 12:00 noon

Please click HERE  to access the appeal form. Ensure that the form is fully completed with a motivation and submitted to the following address educationappeals@ufs.ac.za.

REGISTRATION OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS 2024 (Please read carefully!)

Dear Prospective Students

Please note the following essential information pertaining to your registration:

1.    All students who were given offers and have accepted them and are ready to register must ensure that they pay the full registration fee before submitting their registration forms to their Programme Director/ Academic Advisors, as indicated in number 3 below. Please see payable amounts before registration, click HERE (for financial clearance please email proof of payment to tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za).

2. You are urged to communicate with your specific phase (Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase, and Senior Primary and FET) Programme Director/Academic Advisor/ Programme Coordinator, so that you can be sent a prepopulated registration form, for you to fill in your student number, Surname, and initials and sign at the bottom, and date and return the form as soon as possible.

3.    Programme Directors/ Academic Advisors/ Programme Coordinators

3.1 Foundation Phase

Bloemfontein Campus/ South Campus
Dr Z Nhase- bedfp@ufs.ac.za

Qwaqwa Campus
Mrs H Motaung- EduQQFP@ufs.ac.za    

3.2 Intermediate Phase

Bloemfontein Campus
T Motsoeneng (Intermediate Phase-Life Skills and Social Sciences) - IPLSSS@ufs.ac.za
Z Mobara-Links (Intermediate Phase-MNSTE) - IPMNSTEQueries@ufs.ac.za 

QwaQwa Campus
Dr Moeketsi Dlamini- EduQQIP@ufs.ac.za

3.3 Senior and FET Phase

Bloemfontein Campus
Dr Msebenzi Rabaza (Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology Education)- pdirector@ufs.ac.za
Dr Sekanse Ntsala (Social Sciences and Languages Education) (Commerce stream)-  BEDsenLang@ufs.ac.za

Qwaqwa Campus
Dr Kananga Mukuna-  EduQQFET@ufs.ac.za

4.    If the above are strictly followed, then there is no need for you to be physically present on campus, as we will register you.

5.    Please further note that registration is ongoing until 09 February 2024

We thank you for being part of the Faculty of Choice, you are welcomed with open arms.


Due to the University of the Free State Council-approved Multi-Campus Management Model, this communication seeks to inform prospective first-year students and Stakeholders that the Department of Childhood Education (Foundation Phase) has relocated to the South Campus.

All staff members (academics and support) are already operating from the Campus, and therefore, all first-year students (undergraduate) who have applied for the Foundation Phase, when admitted, will register, and attend all lectures at the South Campus, from 2023 onwards. The Faculty of Education will communicate the necessary information and share all the details with students before the commencement of the first semester classes. 


Undergraduate Studies

Faculty Booklet 2024 

Curriculum Advising Template documents:
Foundation Phase Teaching
Intermediate Phase Teaching
Senior Phase and FET Teaching

Bachelor in Education (BEd): Four-year Curriculum

Foundation Phase (Grade R-3) (Offered in South and Qwaqwa Campuses)
Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-6)
Senior Phase (Grade 7-9) and Further Education and Training Phase (Grade 10-12)

Admission Requirement

AP of 30+ and a minimum achievement of Level 4 (50%) for the language of instruction

Note: Additional admission requirements apply for the following disciplines:
Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, English, Sesotho, Afrikaans and isiZulu.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

PGCE is a professional educator qualification that ‘caps’ a degree qualification.

Admission Requirement

NQF level 7 qualification with a minimum of two school-relevant subjects completed as part of the aforementioned qualification; one at first-year and one at third-year level. All PGCE applications go through a selection process at the Faculty level.

Undergraduate Programme Directors/Academic Advisors Contact Details

Bloemfontein Campus
Foundation Phase (South Campus)- bedfp@ufs.ac.za
Intermediate Phase (Natural Sciences and Technology Education)- IPMNSTEqueries@ufs.ac.za
Intermediate Phase (Social Sciences and Languages Education)- IPLSSS@ufs.ac.za
Senior and FET Phase (Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education)- pdirector@ufs.ac.za
Senior and FET Phase (Social Sciences and Languages Education)- BEDsenLang@ufs.ac.za
PGCE- BloemfonteinPGCE@ufs.ac.za

Qwaqwa Campus
Foundation Phase- EduQQFP@ufs.ac.za 
Intermediate Phase- EduQQIP@ufs.ac.za
Senior and FET Phase- EduQQFET@ufs.ac.za 
PGCE- QwaQwaPGCE@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate Prospectus 2024
2024 Postgraduate Education Brochure

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDiP)

Two years part-time

Admission Requirement

To be admitted to this diploma, a student must be in possession of a relevant qualification on NQF Level 7, and current experience in a teaching and learning environment within higher education.

Bachelor of Education Honours (BEd Hons): Four Areas of Specialisation 

One year Full-time and two years Part-time

Admission Requirement

A selection process is applicable for admission to the BEd Hons programme (minimum of 65% average in preceding Degree OR Advanced Diploma).

Additional Requirements for BEd Hons with Specialisation in Psychology of Education

Admission to this programme requires psychology up to second year level. This degree is not for registration with the HPSCA.

Additional Requirements for BEd Hons with Specialisation in Early Childhood Education

Admission to this programme requires Foundation Phase Teaching qualification.

Master's in Education (MEd): 15 different Education Specialisations (Higher Education Specialisation included)

One year Full-time and two years part-time

Admission Requirement
Admission into this programme is based on selection considering the academic achievement (at least 60% in the previous qualification) and the focus of research.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD): 15 different Education Specialisations (Higher Education Studies Specialisation included)

Two years Full-time and four years part-time

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the PhD programme of study in Education the student must possess an acknowledged qualification at NQF Level 9. 
To be admitted to the PhD programme of study with specialisation in Higher Education Studies, the student must have appropriate experience related to higher education and training.


Faculty of Education
P.O Box 339

For Bloemfontein Campus and Qwaqwa Campus

T: +27 51 401 9111

E: Eduinfo@ufs.ac.za


UFS Contact Centre
T: + 27 51 401 9111

E: info@ufs.ac.za
E: eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

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