Institutional Advancement

Thank you for your interest in 
the University of the Free State!

With our donors and other partners we are building a university recognised across the world for excellence in academic achievement and human reconciliation. At the UFS future leaders receive the quality education needed to grow the economy of our province and our country.

In the face of the COVID-19, we are all facing unprecedented challenges. 

The pandemic has starkly and unavoidably surfaced the inequalities in South African society.  At the UFS we see this most acutely amongst our students, many of whom have limited or no access to learning resources, appropriate devicesa, or data. To ensure that students can keep up with changes made to the delivery of our academic programmes, the university has launched a Data and Digital Devices Fund.

While funding for the Data and Digital Devices Fund is a priority, the Student Bursary Funds and the No Student Hungry programme remain important at this time.  Donors are encouraged to support these funds according to their own wishes and means. The UFS cannot accomplish our goals without your support.

We wish our donor organisations and individuals well during this trying time.  Together we can succeed in combatting come of the worst effects of the pandemic

The Department of Institutional Advancement (IA) facilitates relationships between donors and UFS projects. We work closely with the university executive management in engaging our alumni, donors, friends and partners.  For advice on donating to the UFS, please contact Annamia van den Heever, Director of Institutional Advancement

Current funding priorities

Please use one of the methods below to give to University of the Free State priority projects.

All donations are tax deductible in terms of
South Africa income tax legislation.

Donation by cardDebitorder form 

Alumni in the UK please click here

Please tick the Gift Aid permission box if you are a UK tax payer and UFS will receive a 25% additional donation on the value of the gift from the UK government.

Direct deposit 
please use the following bank details :

Branch code:
Account type:

SWIFT code
Project reference, surname, initials,
or student or staff number

Send the proof of payment to Rinda Duraan


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