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Prospective Students

Become a UFS student in nine (9) steps:


Step 1: Apply online or in hard copy (undergraduate or postgraduate).
Step 2: Your application form is processed. You will receive a student number. If you have not submitted the required documents, you will be requested to do so in order to finalise your application.
Step 3: You are conditionally admitted once you meet all the admission requirements.
Step 4: If you have applied for campus residence, you will now receive correspondence from Housing and Residence Affairs.
Step 5: If you are accepted when the final Grade 12 results become available in January 2018, you will receive a letter of acceptance.
Step 6: You have to make prepayments five (5) days prior to registration in January 2018. Use your student number as the reference number.
Step 7: Register during January 2018.
Step 8: Get your study material and timetable after registration.
Step 9: All the best with your academic career at Kovsies, classes will start in February 2018.


1) Career guidance – make the right choice the first time

(http://www.gostudy.net/ufs)


Many students change courses or drop out in their first year of study. The University of the Free State wants to make sure that you make the right choice the first time and utilise the opportunities from day one. So, how do you use the career guidance programme? (http://www.gostudy.net/ufs)

Grade 9 subject choice booklet



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2) 2018 Application information      

Faculty information booklets
General information

3) Important dates

Applications open for 2018: 1 April 2017
Applications close for Health Sciences and Architecture: 31 May 2017

4) 2017 Second semester application and registration information

Visit https://apply.ufs.ac.za to access the application system.
Please note that not all programmes are offered in the second semester

Faculty programme information

5) Academic information and finance

6) Contact us


Online applications: +27 51 401 9538/9864 or applications@ufs.ac.za
Student Academic Services:
+27 51 401 9666 or studentadmin@ufs.ac.za


Bloemfontein Campus contact details
Qwaqwa Campus contact details
South Campus contact details


General contact information
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