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Download the KovsieApp

The KovsieApp is available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for your iOS or Android mobile device. Just search "KovsieApp" (one word, note capitalisation). The KovsieApp will enable you to access information from the UFS website on your mobile phone at no cost while connected to the on-campus Wi-Fi network. You will also be able to receive real-time emergency communication on the KovsieApp.

Step 1: Download the KovsieApp
Download LinksStep 2: Open the KovsieApp on your mobile device after downloading it from one of the stores listed above.

Step 3: Click on the red "Login Here" button at the bottom of the app.

Step 4: Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.

Step 5: Log in with your student or staff credentials and click on NEXT.

Step 6: Insert your OWN 6-digit pin when prompted by the App and click on NEXT.

Step 7: An OTP (one-time pin) will then be sent to the cell number that is linked to your student or staff profile. If this number is not up-to-date, you will not be able to access your personal information in the app. Staff and students need to follow different instructions to update their information on the UFS systems.

Students: https://www.ufs.ac.za/docs/librariesprovider31/default-document-library/2019-05-28e-kovsieapp-quickquide---edit-student-info-self-service.pdf?sfvrsn=234e8921_0

Staff: https://www.ufs.ac.za/docs/default-source/kovsieapp/2019-07-30f-step-by-step-how-to-change-or-add-your-cellphone-number-on-peoplesoft-hr.pdf?sfvrsn=a4408421_0

Step 8: Once you have received the OTP, copy or re-type the OTP into the required field on the KovsieApp. You will now be logged in and will be able to receive and view staff or student app notifications. Due to security reasons, the app will automatically log out after use. To log back into the app, type in the six-digit PIN you specified when registering your student number or staff username in the app (see Step 6).

Data Accuracy

Please note: To ensure the smooth functioning of the KovsieApp, it is essential that your student data be up to date. This will be critical when displaying personalised, private information such as timetables and marks. Therefore, students are encouraged to update their contact details and other information using the Student Self-service page on KovsieLife. Alternatively, you can visit Student Academic Services for assistance (remember to take along your ID or passport as identification). Any errors in your information can cause the KovsieApp to function unpredictably, with the result that you will be restricted to a public view, with only limited access to basic personal information.

Instructions for staff: https://www.ufs.ac.za/docs/default-source/kovsieapp/2019-07-30f-step-by-step-how-to-change-or-add-your-cellphone-number-on-peoplesoft-hr.pdf?sfvrsn=a4408421_0



Emergency Information

With the introduction of the KovsieApp, critical numbers and information for your safety have now become even more accessible.

  1. Download the KovsieApp on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Click on the Emergency Info button on your KovsieApp home page to access all UFS Emergency Numbers, i.e. Protection Services, the Sexual Assault Response team’s numbers, Student Counselling, Kovsie Health, as well as steps on how to report an incident from all three campuses.

More info on the KovsieApp: See details and videos on the page below.

Screenshot right: See how to navigate quickly to the Emergency Info in the new KovsieApp.


KovsieApp Home/Landing Page


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