The University of the Free State values and nurtures the relationship with our schools. This relationship is of the utmost importance for the following reasons:

  • To show that we care about our schools
  • To build a beneficial, trusting, and loyal relationship with each school
  • To show that we are a university in the Free State for the Free State – what we are good at and what we are good for
  • To provide support to our Free State schools through sponsorships, campus visits, top-achiever functions, parent evenings, and career exhibitions
  • To improve the education landscape in the Free State by creating and facilitating discussion opportunities with school-management teams, learners, and parents.
  • To promote values regarding sense of belonging, access to success, social justice, and inclusivity.

Sponsorships are allocated in the following categories:

  • Academic events, e.g. prize-giving ceremonies
  • Cultural events
  • Sports events
  • Community outreach
  • Learner-leadership development
  • Career days

Schools can apply for sponsorship. Note that application for sponsorship does not guarantee a contribution. Each application is evaluated on merit and strategic focus. Terms and conditions apply. Contact Ilze Bakkes at or +27 51 401 9028 for more information.

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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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