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Compulsory National Benchmark Tests (NBTs)

The National Benchmark Tests are compulsory for all University of the Free State (UFS) applicants.

The last opportunity for all students to write the NBTs is:

    •  30 June 2019 for students who have applied to the Faculty of Health Sciences (School of Medicine or School of Allied Health Sciences).
    • 1 December 2019 for all other students who have applied to the UFS (Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa campuses).

    Registration for all NBTs opens on 1 April 2019.

    To book for the test, visit For more information on the NBTs at the UFS visit; or contact Ms Lerato Marumo at,, +27 51 401 2448 or Benito Khotseng Building, Room LG 5 (basement).

    NBT General Information

    It is COMPULSORY for all prospective UFS students to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) BEFORE registration in 2020. We thus recommend that prospective students write the NBTs during their Grade 12 year or in 2019.

    The UFS has an NBT registration station, where students can register for the tests. This service is available at the Benito Khotseng Building, Room LG5, between 14:00 and 16:00 daily from 1 April 2019.

    What information can I acquire from the NBT website, / What can I use the site for?

    • Information on the content of the tests
    • NBT National Office contact details
    • Register for the test(s)
    • Request NBT results
    • See venues and dates across the country
    • and more.

    Please contact the NBT call centre at +27 21 650 3523 should you:

    • experience any problems with the registration process, or
    • need to verify registration or information.

    For more information on exemptions and about the UFS NBT requirements, email your enquiry to

    Test venue details

    Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campus dates and venues

    • Venues and dates are subject to change; please consult the NBT website at 
    • Please note that you need to register to take the tests. Registration for 2020 cycle/test sessions opens on 1 April 2019. Register for the tests at

    NBT Results

    To request your NBT results you need:

    • Your NBT password (The one you created when you booked for the test'),
    • Your full names (As provided on the 'NBT answer sheet'), and
    • Your ID number (As provided on the 'NBT answer sheet')

    For your NBT results: Click here

    NBT Contact Details

    National Benchmark Tests
    NBT Website:
    Call centre: +27 21 650 3523

    UFS Health Sciences Faculty (HSC)

  • Prospective students applying for admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences should contact the faculty at +27 51 401 3739/7517 or

    UFS Information Centre:

    +27 51 401 3000

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