Closing date for online applications: 30 September 2017

1. Prepare your application

Before applying online for admission, have the following documents readily available in electronic format:

*Applicants with international qualifications need to provide a SAQA Verification Certificate along with certified copies of their qualifications. For more information on the verification of qualifications, please visit

2. Apply online

All prospective students should apply online for admission to study at the UFS in 2018.  It is an easy step-by-step process, submitting your information and required documents in one place.  You will be requested to upload the required documents as listed above during your online application.

You will receive an automated electronic confirmation that your application has been received by the UFS, upon successful submission.

3. Current UFS students

If you are currently a registered student at the University of the Free State, please download and complete the DV3 form to apply for a new qualification.

  • The qualification code for the PG Dip IWM is BC450091.

4. Selection  

Students are selected on a competitive basis, as explained here

Successful applicants will be notified via email on 13 November 2017. If you have not received a written acceptance letter via email from the Centre for Environmental Management by 30 November 2017, your application was unsuccessful.

Due to the high number of applications, the Centre for Environmental Management is unable to provide feedback to individual applicants.

Please note: All foreign students are responsible for their own visa arrangements. After foreign applicants have been accepted, they will have to initiate their own visa applications as soon as possible by applying for police clearance from their home country. Once selected, students can obtain a Letter of Acceptance from the International Office of the University of the Free State. For more information, contact the International Office.



Faculty Manager: Ms Lee-Ann Frazenburg
T: +27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Mrs Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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