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How to apply for access programmes

  1. Select the city or town nearest you from the list to the right and click on the link (for example, Bloemfontein)
  2. Check on Page 3 of the Info Booklet whether you meet the UAP requirements using the guide to calculate Admission Point (AP) score
  3. Select your Study Option
  4. Go to https://apply.ufs.ac.za to submit your application
  5. Please note: The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) does NOT fund the University Access Programme as it is a bridging programme. You must fund your own studies and apply the following year for mainstream studies if you have successfully passed your UAP year. NSFAS Funding is ONLY applicable for the Higher Certificates presented via the UFS South Campus.

What can I expect after my application?

  • The UFS will send you an SMS with a username (student number), a temporary password, and a link.
  • Click on the link to change your password.
  • Do not use your name as a password.

To track your application

  • The UFS will send you an SMS with a link to track your application.
  • Follow the link to check your application status.

For more information or to have queries answered

Contact the University Access Programme on the South Campus at:
T: +27 51 505 1201
E: accessinfo@ufs.ac.za

Contact the University Access Programme's office in Bloemfontein

Contact Person 
Lydia Moilwa
T: +27 51 505 1201
F: +27 51 505 1205
E: accessinfo@ufs.ac.za | moilwaml@ufs.ac.za

Click below for our electronic marketing brochures if you are interested in applying to study in the University Access Programme. Go to https://apply.ufs.ac.za to submit your application.

Important dates to take note of

South Campus Registration Dates
13 January 2020 Education
14 January 2020 Natural and Agricultural Science
15 January 2020 Humanities
16 January 2020 Economic and Management Sciences and second-year extended EMS program
17 January 2020 International students and other options
20-24 January 2020 Problems, waiting list and repeaters
South Campus Gateway
27 January 2020 Humanities
28 January 2020 Economic and Management Science
29 January 2020 Natural and Agricultural Science
31 January 2020 South Campus Welcoming


Sub-Region Registration Dates
 RegionRegistration DateOrientation Date
Motheo 20 January 2020 21 January 2020
Bethlehem 20 January 2020 21 January 2020
Kwetlisong 22 January 2020 23 January 2020
Welkom 22 January 2020 23 January 2020
Oudtshoorn 27 January 2020 28 January 2020
Sasolburg 27 January 2020 28 January 2020

Important abbreviations to note when tracking your application

Your application is still being processed.

Your application was declined due to not meeting the requirements or no space in the course.
You have been placed on a waiting list for the qualification you applied for.
Your application was successful.

Housing and Residence Affairs (HRA)

For enquiries regarding on-campus residences, please contact Hein Badenhorst at HRA.
E: badenh@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 2602

The South Campus does NOT deal with residence application information.

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Access (UAP)
Lydia Moilwa
+27 51 505 1201

Applications and Registration
Lourette Wilson
+27 51 505 1378

Distance-Education Programmes
Lebohang Seseane
+27 51 505 1452

Short Learning Programmes
Charlene Afrika
+27 51 505 1474

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