Why is the University of the Free State your best choice, you may think? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Application to study at the UFS is FREE!
  • Not only will you receive excellent THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ACADEMIC TRAINING AT A VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE, but you can expect to study at a medium-sized university where ACADEMIC STANDARDS STILL MATTER.
  • At the UFS we ACTIVELY EMBRACE transformation, diversity, and inclusivity. PEOPLE ARE THE HEARTBEAT of the institution; therefore, social justice and human-rights projects will always be a priority.
  • The UFS is LOCATED IN CENTRAL South Africa and therefore easily accessible from anywhere in the country.
  • Faculties and buildings are not scattered across town. All academic and social activities are confined to ONE CAMPUS SPACE.
  • Our teaching and social environments create a space where everyone feel a SENSE OF BELONGING, whether it is on our Bloemfontein Campus, our South Campus in the southern parts of Bloemfontein, or our Qwaqwa Campus in the picturesque Phuthaditjhaba. The three campuses offer different spaces where you can fit in with ease. It is a VIBRANT, SAFE, AND RELAXED environment.
  • A culture of KINDNESS, RESPECT, AND CHARACTER is what you can expect.
Thought Leaders Care and Kindness Sense of Belonging
Diversity Forward-Thinking Support
Regionally Engaged Secure and Confined One University Three Campusses
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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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Prospective students

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