The Department of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016, making it one of the oldest statistics departments in South Africa. It is situated on the Bloemfontein Campus and offers programmes in:

  • Mathematical Statistics, with majors in Climate Science, Econometrics, Investment Science or Psychometrics
  • Actuarial Science, and
  • Applied Statistics, with majors in Economics, Accounting or Psychology

For academic advice on these programmes, please contact Michael von Maltitz (+27 51 401 2609 / or see our FAQ page which has the answers to all the most common queries.

The department may be approached with regard to statistical consultation on an ad hoc basis, with priority given to UFS personnel and students. A large part of the department's research is performed in collaboration with industry partners such as ESKOM and SASOL.


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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