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About the Qwaqwa Campus

The vibrant Qwaqwa Campus in the picturesque Eastern Free State serves a rapidly growing number of rural students from the immediate area and surrounding provinces. The campus, incorporated on 1 January 2003, also has a number of international students completing their studies in the beautiful surroundings at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg.

The campus has a strong focus on socio-economic development, informed by a rural context. Programmes, underpinned by a strong research agenda, focus on identifying the best possible strategies to create jobs and stimulate economic growth in this area. Another strong focus is the mountain research conducted in the Afromontane Research Unit (ARU), a continental leader in African mountain research.

The ARU facilitates the development of a high-excellence African-based mountain research ‘community of practice’ that leads African mountain research from within Africa. The Qwaqwa Campus brings higher education, research, and community engagement to this area. 

Students can enroll for the following degrees:

  • Baccalaureus Commercii (i.e. Bachelor of Commerce – BCom) degree in General Management
  • Baccalaureus Administrationis (i.e. Bachelor of Administration – BAdmin) degree.
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Jabulile Zim
T: +27 58 718 5289
E: ZimJ@ufs.ac.za

Students can enroll for the following degrees:

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching) (new programme commenced in 2015)
  • BEd (Intermediate Phase Teaching) (new programme commenced in 2017)
  • BEd (Further Education and Training Phase Teaching) (new programme commenced in 2015)
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Postgraduate degrees

  • BEdHons (Bachelor of Education Honours)
  • PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma in Education) (commenced in 2016)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Students can enroll for the following certificates

  • Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT): An outcome-based training programme that focuses on the needs of practicing educators who are required to develop their role-taking skills in the context of their employment.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (FET): The PGCE is a generalist professional educator’s qualification that ‘caps’ an undergraduate qualification. It is intended for learners seeking a career in either the Senior or Further Education and Training Phase.
Thoko Madonsela 
T:  +27 58 718 5005 
E: madonselatj@ufs.ac.za 



Students can enroll for the following degrees:


Programme Director 
Social Science 

Dr Grey Magaiza 
T:  +27 58 718 5419 
E: Magaizag@ufs.ac.za

Students can enroll for the following degrees:

  • Undergraduate three-year degree (Mainstream Programme)
  • Undergraduate four-year degree (UPP and Extended Programme)
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Postgraduate programmes

Honours, Master’s, and PhD in Polymer Science

Computer Sciences and Informatics
Honours, Master’s and PhD in Computer Information/Computer Science

(BA and BSc)
Honours in Geography
MA/MSc: Geography/Environmental GeographyPhD: Geography/Environmental Geography/Human Geography


Honours, Master’s, and PhD in Physics (Renewable Energy and Electronics)

Plant Sciences
Honours, Master’s, and PhD in Botany (Plant Reproductive/Pollination Biology, Proteomics, and Phytomedicine/Ethnobotany)

Zoology and Entomology
Honours, Master’s, and PhD in Zoology (Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Parasitology, Ecotoxicology, and Immunology)

Dilahlwane Mohono
T:  +27 58 718 5284
E: mohonodm@ufs.ac.za
Room 1012/2, Old Science Building 


Qwaqwa Campus
Private Bag X13
+27 58 718 5000

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