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Prospective Students

Become a UFS student in 9 steps:


Step 1: Apply online or in hard copy (written).
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: Enjoy your classes, which start early 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 to utilise the opportunities from day one. So, how do you use the career guidance programme? (http://www.gostudy.net/ufs)

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2) 2018 Application information      

Faculty information booklets
General information

3) Important dates

Applications open for 2018: 1 April 2017
Bloemfontein Campus Open Day:
13 May 2017
Qwaqwa Campus Open Day: 20 May 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


Application Helpdesk


Online applications: +27 51 401 9538/9864 or applications@ufs.ac.za
Jubee Mawoyo:
+27 51 401 2345 or mawoyomm@ufs.ac.za

Faculty of Humanities and Theology:
contact Charlene Baatjies on +27 51 401 3365 or baatjiescr@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and Law:
contact Simon Sethibe on  +27 51 401 9863 or sethibeks@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences:
contact Ilsa van Wyk on +27 51 401 3659 or vanwykil@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Education:
contact Mario Bloem on +27 51 401 3597 or bloemdm@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Health Sciences:
contact Lydia du Toit on +27 51 401 751 or dutoitl@ufs.ac.za


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


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