BECOME A STUDENT

Applications to study a non-selection programme in 2019, close on 30 September 2018.
Limited space is available; apply now to avoid disappointment.

Application fee: You do not have to pay an application fee. 

To become a student at the University of the Free State, you have to:

  1. APPLY for two study options, be finally
  2. ADMITTED with your Grade 12 NSC results, and
  3. REGISTER.

Follow the next 7 steps to kick-start your studies at the UFS:

Become a student 8 steps
WHAT YOU NEED
  • You have an NSC or NCV with an endorsement that allows entrance to degree studies (bachelor’s degree) or an equivalent qualification.
  • You meet all the minimum admission requirements for the programme you intend to study.
  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements for your chosen/intended programme of study, does not guarantee admission, as limited spaces are available in each programme.
  • You have a minimum level of 4 (50%) in the chosen UFS language of instruction: English or Afrikaans (only applicable to certain programmes).
  • You must pass certain school subjects with a minimum level of achievement in order to take a certain university module. For example, you must get a mark of at least 70% for Mathematics in Grade 12 if you plan to study BSc majoring in Physics with Engineering subjects. Please refer to the 2019 UFS Prospectus for the minimum admission requirements, which include the respective compulsory subjects and the required achievement levels per programme.
HOW TO APPLY ONLINE

Visit our online application webpage. You can apply using any device.

Proceed through the easy steps and submit your electronic application. Upload copies of the following in PDF or JPEG format when you apply for undergraduate studies:

  • Your ID or passport
  • Your parent’s ID or passport if you are younger than 18 years
  • National Senior Certificate, if you have already matriculated
  • Your Grade 11 final results with the school’s stamp
  • Grade 12 June results with the school’s stamp
  • Your academic record, only if you are a current student at another institution of higher learning
  • USAf accreditation from the examination board for South African universities, only if you are an international student. Apply to mb.usaf.ac.za for conditional exemption, foreign conditional exemption, or mature age conditional exemption.
APPLICTION HELPDESK

Our helpdesk agents are ready to assist you with your application. Call the helpdesk at +27 51 401 9666 or send an email to studentadmin@ufs.ac.za. You can also send a query to facebook.com/Kovsie2B.

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Why choose us?

Our 3 campuses each has a unique character and beautiful setting.

We boast outstanding alumni, including Mme Justice Mahube Molemela, Crystal-Donna Roberts, and Heinrich Brüssow.

We are proud of our international stars, Wayde van Niekerk, Rolene Strauss, Louzanne Coetzee, and Rynhardt van Rensburg.

You can participate in more than 22 different sport disciplines.

Study from almost 700 000 library books, including our ever growing ebooks collection.

Join thousands of other students enrolled in 7 faculties.

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