The Postgraduate Student Council (PGSC) is a student body that advocates on behalf of postgraduate students at the University of the Free State (UFS). Established in 2011, the PGSC forms part of the University’s governing structures and ensures the representation of postgraduate students in accordance with the Higher Education Act of South Africa. The chairperson of the PGSC is represented in the Student Representative Council (SRC) which is the highest student governance structure, as well as in the Higher Degrees Committee of the UFS. 

The PGSC seeks to be a global representative structure for postgraduates. It envisions a socially responsible postgraduate community, empowered to be innovative thinkers, through the promotion of academic excellence and research driven towards socio-economic development. Furthermore, It makes an undertaking to be a game changer that empowers, inspires and advocates on behalf of the postgraduate students, by creating spaces for policy engagement and sharing of information aimed towards creating a positive postgraduate experience.

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Qwaqwa Campus Chairperson:                Mamosa Ngcala (
Bloemfontein Campus Chairperson:         Seithati Ramonaheng (

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