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

Undergraduate Prospectus 2025

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)-
Intermediate Phase (Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education)-
Intermediate Phase: Life Skills and Languages (English and Afrikaans HL)-
Intermediate Phase: Life Skills and Languages (Sesotho and IsiZulu HL)-
Senior and FET Phase: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education-
Senior and FET Phase: Languages and Social Sciences-
Senior and FET Phase: Economics and Management Sciences-
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)-

Qwaqwa Campus
Foundation Phase-
Intermediate Phase-
Senior and FET Phase- 

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate Prospectus 2025
Postgraduate Education Brochure 2025

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, South Campus and Qwaqwa Campus

T: +27 51 401 9111



UFS Contact Centre
T: + 27 51 401 9111


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