Welcome, future students! Select between undergraduate, postgraduate or short learning programmes to continue.

The UFS uses a conversion table to help us consider all applications equally. If you are an international and/or home-schooled prospective student, use the conversion table below to calculate your AP (admission point). The table applies to all examination authorities/bodies in South Africa, as well as internationally.

For more information, visit mb.usaf.ac.za

Important information:

  • A non-refundable annual administrative fee is charged on all international student accounts.
  • Closing date for undergraduate study applications from international students is 31 August 2019.
  • You must have a VALID study visa before you can enter South Africa.
  • Make sure your study visa is issued for study purposes at the UFS, and not at any other institution in South Africa. You must have a valid and appropriate/correct visa to be registered at the UFS.
  • You must be a member of a medical aid registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act 1998 of South Africa, as required by the South African Immigration Act. It is important that your medical aid cover MUST be valid for the duration of your studies at the UFS. No travel insurance, hospital plans or foreign medical aids will be accepted. For more information on registered medical aids, visit: Medical Schemes.
  • A pre-registration fee is payable before you can register as a UFS student. The Department of Student Finance will communicate the amount and payment deadline to you. For more information, visit tuition fees.
  • If you have a scholarship, inform your sponsor of the UFS regulations on registration fees and tuition-fee payments before you register.
If you need more information, contact the relevant person:
  • Immigration, Accreditation, Medical Aid, Finances, and Student Administration: Jeanne Niemann: +27 51 401 3219 | niemannaja@ufs.ac.za
  • Incoming exchange students, internationalisation@home coordinator: Bulelwa Malo: +27 51 401 9436 | malob@ufs.ac.za
  • International Office, Qwaqwa Campus: Kanego Mokgosi: +27 58 718 5115 | mokgosike@ufs.ac.za
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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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