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  1. Is it compulsory to take the NBT tests?
    Yes, all first-time entry undergraduate applicants to the University of the Free State must write the NBTs before registering.
  2. Must I write both tests?
    It depends. ALL prospective students must write the AQL test. If you apply to the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or the Faculty of Health Sciences, you must write both the AQL and MAT tests.
  3. How do I apply and what is the application fee?
    • ONLINE application: Go to www.ufs.ac.za. Follow the link 'how to apply' – online application. For assistance, contact +27 51 401 9538.
    • WRITTEN application: Go to www.ufs.ac.za. Follow the link 'how to apply' and download the application. Complete and sign the application, and mail it with all the relevant certified documentation to The Application Office, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300.
  4. How long does it take to receive feedback after applying?
    You should receive feedback on your application within six weeks.
  5. I do not meet the requirements, but still want to study?
    Couldn’t get university admission? It does not have to be the end of the road for you. Do you have an AP of at least 18? In that case, you can get access to mainstream studies if you meet the minimum requirements of the University Preparation Programme (UPP), OR higher certificates in Economic and Management Sciences, OR higher certificate in the Humanities.
    The programme provides prospective students with an opportunity to enjoy studies at higher-education institutions after successful completion of an access year.

    What is the UPP?
    We introduced this programme to assist many deserving students who do not meet our admission requirements. There are four study options:
    • Economic and Management Sciences
    • Human and Social Sciences
    • Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences
    • Education
    If you complete any of the above options successfully, you can get access to almost any mainstream course – if you meet the specific admission requirements of that course. During your access year, you will get more than just academic information. We address a wider scope of needs to help you prepare for higher-education studies. In the Skills and Competencies in Lifelong Learning course, you will learn skills to help you with problem-solving, self-assertiveness, and other generic competencies. An academic literacy course will also improve your academic reading and writing skills.
  6. Where do I pay my funds?
    All correspondence about financial matters must be addressed to:
    The Senior Director of Finance
    University of the Free State | PO Box 339 | BLOEMFONTEIN | 9300

For detailed financial information, visit www.ufs.ac.za and follow the links: Students – Tuition Fees.

Your student-/reference-/ID number must always be mentioned in all correspondence with the university.

Contact details:

  • Tuition Fees
    Undergraduate students: +27 51 401 3003 | +27 51 401 2806
    Postgraduate students: +27 51 401 9537
    F: +27 51 401 3579
    E: tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za
  • Housing and Residence Affairs
    +27 51 401 3455 | +27 51 401 3562

Where to pay:

    Name of account: UFS STUDENT ACCOUNTS
    Branch code: 630734
    Account number: 1570 151 688
    Reference number: One of the following:
    100 directly followed by student number for payment of tuition and accommodation fees
    101 directly followed by student number for meals
    102 directly followed by student number for books

    Reference numbers for DEPOSITS
    103 directly followed by student number for accommodation reservation deposit
    104 directly followed by student number for MB ChB reservation deposit
    105 directly followed by student number for MB ChB skeleton deposit
    106 directly followed by student number for Quantity Surveying reservation deposit
  • Electronic Fund Transfers
    Register the university as beneficiary.
    Use the ABSA banking details in above-mentioned paragraph.
  • Facility for Online Credit Card Payments
    See www.ufs.ac.za, and follow the links: Students – Tuition Fees – Online Credit Card Payments.
  • Cashiers: Thakaneng Bridge, Monday to Friday from 08:30 till 14:30
  • Post Office: Any branch
    Reference number: Student number only
  • SAMBA Cards: Payments can be made at the cashiers on the Thakaneng Bridge.

Proof of payment: Fax to +27 51 401 3579 or e-mail to tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za

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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.

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