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The UFS seeks to distinguish itself as an institution that pursues the delivery of outstanding quality graduates and knowledge through academic excellence, diversity, inclusivity, and innovative and transformative thought.

We welcome all our first-year and senior students at the start of 2019.

First-year students: Admission process 2019

What can you expect from the UFS in January 2019?

  • If you received a conditional offer during 2018, you should also have received the Financial Agreement. Your parent, guardian, or other third party has to complete and sign the Financial Agreement. Please upload the documents as per the instructions, or email the documents to tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za as soon as possible. Failure to do so will delay your registration process.
  • Once we receive the NSC results from Universities South Africa (USAf) by 4 January 2019, we will re-evaluate all applications, including offers made. Final selection is subject to the availability of space, academic results, and other entry requirements where applicable. Kindly note that due to limited space, fulfilling all the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee acceptance to study at the UFS, or entrance into any particular programme offered by the UFS.

First-year students: Admission-offer management process for the Faculty of Health Sciences

If you have received and accepted the conditional offer made to you in 2018 and have paid the acceptance fee to study a programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the final admission process that will take place from 8 January 2019 as described above, is not applicable to you. Kindly contact the Faculty of Health Sciences at +27 51 401 7513 | 7516 | 7517 if you require assistance.

  • Once all 2019 applications/admission offers have been reviewed, a confirming SMS will be sent to you during the course of January-February 2019, from as early as 8 January 2019 onwards. A letter will also be emailed to you to confirm whether you have been accepted for the specific programme (you will receive a letter for each programme you applied for).
  • However, if you have not received communication from the UFS either by means of SMS or letter by 1 February 2019, you can assume that admission to the programmes you applied for, was not successful.

First-year students: How to accept the offer online?

Should you receive communication constituting a final admission offer, you will be required to accept such an offer within a specified time frame as set out in the correspondence constituting or communicating such a final admission offer. Failure to accept a final admission offer within the prescribed time frame will result in automatic termination of such an offer upon expiry of the deadline. The final admission offer is also subject to availability of space in each programme. Should spaces become full, the university may withdraw all the remaining offers for those programmes.

The link to the online facility will be communicated to you via the letter mentioned above, from 8 January 2019.

Registration Checklist

Remember to bring the following with you to campus when you register:

  • Identity document
  • Copy of NSC or IEB results
  • Black pen
  • Your active student/reference number (you would have received this via a communication from Student Academic Services)
  • One of the following:
    • Deposit receipt, confirming the first payment for registration
    • Proof of financial aid, whether it is a bursary or a loan
  • Proof of the breakage deposit of R960 for on-campus accommodation
  • International students:
    • A valid study visa to study at UFS
    • Passport
    • Proof of medical-aid cover registered in South Africa
    • Permanent residence certificate, or asylum certificate, or a refugee certificate, if applicable
  • Transferring students from other institutions of higher learning:
    • Academic record
    • Certificate of conduct

First-year students: 2019 Registration

Registration is the process by which you formally register as a student at the UFS.
Kindly note that, upon acceptance of a fixed admission offer from the UFS, a registration information guide will be sent to you.

  • Registration will take place according to a set schedule, which will be detailed in the registration information guide.
  • Should you arrive for registration prior to the following dates, you will not be assisted with academic advice and will not be able to register during this period. Adhering to the specific dates for registration is therefore very important:
    • From 25 January 2019 for all undergraduate programmes presented on the Bloemfontein Campus, daily between 08:00 and 15:00. No registration services will be available on 26 January 2019.
    • From 28 January 2019 for all programmes presented on the Qwaqwa Campus.

For detailed and additional information about the 2019 registration process, click here.

Online registration

Senior students: All senior (second-year, third-year, or postgraduate students), can register online from 7 January 2019.

Academic advice

First-year students
Attention all first-time entering, first-year students!
All academic advising services for registration 2019 in your chosen qualification will only be available from 25 January 2019 on the Bloemfontein Campus, and from 28 January 2019 on the Qwaqwa Campus.

Senior students
If you are a senior student requiring assistance or academic advice, you will be assisted on the relevant campus from 21 January 2019.

Financial arrangements

How to find us

For complete information on the first payments, accommodation fees, banking details and payment dates, visit the student finance webpage. To view a snapshot of the Registration Payments 2019 , click here.

First payments are due five (5) working days prior to registration. The first payment must reflect as a credit on your tuition-fees account. 

If you are a self-funded student or have a partial bursary or loan, please note that a first payment is applicable five (5) working days prior to registration at the UFS. Should you neglect to pay the amount, you will not be able to register. The first payment must reflect as a credit on your tuition-fees account.

If you are a top achiever with a final AP score of 35 and higher, you will receive a UFS merit award according to the value that corresponds with your final AP score. This amount will be automatically credited to your tuition-fee account once you register. If the UFS merit award does not cover the first payment which is payable five (5) days prior to registration, you will have to pay the shortfall.

The first payment is not applicable if you (SA students only):

  • Received a provisional offer from NSFAS for 2019
  • Receive full financial aid (bursary/loan). Proof of the financial aid must be faxed to 051 401 3759 five (5) working days prior to registration. It is important that you present the original proof of the bursary/loan upon registration. Failure to do so, will delay your registration.
  • Receive a UFS merit award that covers the whole amount of the first payment.

Housing and Residence (Accommodation)

First-year students: If you have applied to a residence on campus and have accepted the residence offer, you are reminded to pay the breakage deposit to the amount of R960. It is important to note that you will be finally admitted on your final NSC results. As the UFS has limited space in our on-campus residences, please note that payment of the breakage deposit does not guarantee final placement in an on-campus residence. Only pay the breakage deposit of R960 if you have received an accommodation offer.

Only first-year students who have received an accommodation offer and paid the breakage deposit of R960, will be allowed to move into residences on campus on:

  • 19 January2019: South Campus
  • 25 January 2019: Bloemfontein Campus
  • 27 January 2019: Qwaqwa Campus

To prepare you for residence life, visit the KovsieLife website.

If you want to check your application status for an on-campus residence, you can send an email to VKhetha@ufs.ac.za (male residences) or RamsoomarM@ufs.ac.za (female residences). Use your student number as the reference number.

If you did not apply or did not receive an offer for placement in an on-campus residence, and therefore need to source off-campus accommodation, please visit the list of accredited off-campus accommodation close to the campus.

Helpdesk and Call Centre

If you have any queries, contact the call centre at +27 51 401 9666 or send an email quoting your student number to studentadmin@ufs.ac.za. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you.

For additional information, please visit the following pages on the UFS website:
For more information about our programmes, please click on the following links:
More information about the UFS faculties is available here.

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Key Dates for 2019 Registration

DATE

DESCRIPTION

7 January

Online registration opens for SENIOR STUDENTS

21-24 January

On-campus registration starts for SENIOR STUDENTS from 08:00 to 15:00. Academic Exclusion Consultations (Appeal appointments)

25 January

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS arrive and move into residences on campus

25 January

Registration opens for FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS in the Callie Human Centre from 08:00 to 15:00

25 January

Welcoming of FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS and PARENTS in front of the Main Building at 18:30 for 19:00

26 January

Welcoming of FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS at the respective faculty venues at 09:00

28 January-

1 February

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS register online or at the Callie Human Centre from 08:00 to 15:00. First week of GATEWAY Orientation for FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

4-8 February

Second week of GATEWAY Orientation for FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

4 February

SENIOR STUDENTS arrive on campus

4-8 February

Second week of registration for SENIOR STUDENTS on campus

8 February

Registration period ends for SENIOR STUDENTS

11 February

CLASSES START

15 February

Last date for module changes

DATE

DESCRIPTION

7 January

Online registration opens for SENIOR STUDENTS

21–24 January

On-campus registration start for SENIOR STUDENTS from 08:00 to 15:00. Academic Exclusion Consultations (Appeal appointments)

27 January

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS arrive and move into residences on campus from 12:30

28 January

Welcoming of FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS at venue L5 at 08:00

28 January–

1 February

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS register online or at the Mandela Hall from 08:00 to 15:00.

First week of GATEWAY Orientation for FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

4–8 February

Second week of GATEWAY Orientation for FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

4 February

SENIOR STUDENTS arrive on campus

4–8 February

Second week of registration for SENIOR STUDENTS on campus

8 February

Registration period ends for SENIOR STUDENTS

11 February

CLASSES START

15 February

Last date for module changes

DATE

DESCRIPTION

21 January

UAP South Campus Education – Primary Teaching

21 January

UAP Motheo TVET College

22 January

UAP South Campus Higher Certificate in the Humanities

22 January

UAP Welkom

23 January

UAP South Campus – Natural and Agricultural Sciences

23 January

UAP Sasolburg

24 January

UAP South Campus, Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences (Commerce and Administration Route) and 2nd study year BCom and BAdmin Extended Curriculum Programmes

24 January

UAP Phuthaditjhaba

25 January

UAP South Campus, International students only

25 January

UAP Bethlehem

4 February

UAP Oudtshoorn

8 February

Welcoming of students at the Madiba Arena

8 February

REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS

11 February

CLASSES START

15 February

Last date for module changes

1 March

Cancellation of modules without financial penalty

1 March

Deactivation of student cards for unregistered students

31 March

Payments due for first semester tuition fees

Important contact details

Bloemfontein Campus

Call Centre: +27 51 401 9666 | studentadmin@ufs.ac.za
Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support: Martie Miranda: +27 51 401 3713 | cuads@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences: Lizette Pretorius: +27 51 401 2173 | lpretorius@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Education: Charmell Cardoso: +27 51 401 9843 / 3041 | eduinfo@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Health Sciences: Lydia du Toit: +27 51 401 3739 / 7513 | dutoitl@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of the Humanities: Marica Coetsee: +27 51 401 2369 | coetseem@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Law: Courtley Pharaoh: +27 51 401 2735 | pharaohcd@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences: Lee-Anne Frazenburg: +27 51 401 3199 | damonsle@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Theology and Religion: Rev Marlene Oosthuizen: +27 51 401 2617 | moosthuizen@ufs.ac.za
Financial Aid: +27 51 401 2052 / 9800
Financial Aid (NSFAS): +27 51 401 9894 / 7731 / 7175 / 0860 067 327
Gateway Orientation Programme: Lucy Sehloho: +27 51 401 9876 | sehloholp@ufs.ac.za
Housing and Residence Affairs (Female): Monica Ramsoomar: +27 51 401 3455 | ramsoomarm@ufs.ac.za
Housing and Residence Affairs (Male): Vanisher Khetha: +27 51 401 3562 | vkhetha@ufs.ac.za
Accredited off-campus accommodation: Portia Arodi: +27 51 401 2118 | tyhalitip@ufs.ac.za
International Office: Jeanne Niemann: +27 51 401 3219 | niemannaja@ufs.ac.za
KovsieSport: Cynthia October: +27 51 401 2475 | octobercze@ufs.ac.za
Protection Services: +27 51 401 2634 / 2911
Student Finance: +27 51 401 3003 / 2806 | tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za
Student Recruitment Services: Ilze Bakkes: +27 51 401 9028 | bakkese@ufs.ac.za
Student Recruitment Services – Kovsie2bConnect: +27 51 401 3000 | info@ufs.ac.za

Qwaqwa Campus

Call Centre: +27 51 401 9666 | studentadmin@ufs.ac.za
Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support: Thokozile Thulo: thulotb@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences: Ms JN Zim: +27 58 718 5289 | zimjn@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of Education: Ms TM Mosea: +27 58 718 5004 | moseatm@ufs.ac.za
Faculty of the Humanities: Ms MAM Mohlakoana: +27 58 718 5419 | mohlakoanamam@ufs.ac.za 
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences: Mrs DM Mohono: +27 58 718 5284 | mohonodm@ufs.ac.za 
Financial Aid (NSFAS): Mrs PN Tshayana-Duba:  +27 58 718 5061 / tshayana-dubapn@ufs.ac.za
Financial Aid (NSFAS):  Ms LMP Mohale +27 58 718 5038 | mohalelmp@ufs.ac.za
Student Finance: +27 58 718 5295 / 5024 | zulua@ufs.ac.za and moengnm@ufs.ac.za
Housing and Residence Affairs: Sebolelo Tsoanya: +27 58 718 5030 | seekanesc@ufs.ac.za
International Office: KE Mokgosi: +27 58 718 5115 | mokgosike@ufs.ac.za
KovsieSport: Mr MB Soke: +27 58 718 5491 | sokemb@ufs.ac.za
Protection Services: +27 58 718 5042 / 5460 / 5175
Student Recruitment Services: Vusi Mkhwanazi: +27 58 718 5021 | mkhwanazivv@ufs.ac.za
Student Recruitment Services – Kovsie2bConnect: +27 51 401 3000 | info@ufs.ac.za

South Campus

Call Centre: +27 51 401 9666 | studentadmin@ufs.ac.za
Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support: Ellen Motaung: +27 51 401 1355 | motaungeg@ufs.ac.za
University Access Programmes: Tshego Setilo: +27 51 505 1201 | setilot@ufs.ac.za
University Access Programmes: Lydia Moilwa: +27 51 505 1362 | accessinfo@ufs.ac.za
University Access Programmes: Elsa van Staden: +27 51 505 1200 | accessinfo@ufs.ac.za
Student Recruitment Services – Kovsie2bConnect: +27 51 401 3000 | info@ufs.ac.za

Welcoming of students

Welcoming of first-year students on the Bloemfontein Campus

First-year students and parents are invited to attend the official welcoming by the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francis Petersen:

Date: 25 January 2019
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Venue: Red Square in front of the Main Building

Welcoming programme in the Faculties

First-year students and parents are also invited to the Faculty welcoming programmes by the respective deans. You will have the opportunity to meet your faculty staff and receive critical academic information.

Date: 26 January 2019
Time: 09:00
Venues: In the respective faculties.

The venues for the welcoming of first-year students and parents in different faculties are:

  • Economic and Management Sciences: EBW Auditorium
  • Education: New Education Auditorium
  • Health Sciences: Kopano Centre (Kovsie Church)
  • The Humanities: Odeion
  • Law: Equitas Auditorium, Equitas Senate Hall, and the Equitas Foyer
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences: H van der Merwe Scholtz Hall
  • Theology and Religion: H van der Merwe Scholtz Hall, Room 10

Welcoming of first-year students on the Qwaqwa Campus

First-year students are invited to attend the official welcoming by the Campus Principal, Dr Mandew:

Date: 28 January 2019
Time: 08:00
Venue:
L5

The welcoming and introduction of the faculties and an overview of the registration and orientation process will take place immediately after the official welcoming by the Campus Principal, Dr Mandew, as follows:

Date: 28 January 2019
Venue: L5
Time slots:

  • 08:30: Economic and Management Sciences
  • 08:40: Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • 08:50: The Humanities
  • 09:00: Education
  • 09:10: Student Academic Services
  • 09:20: Financial Requirements
  • 09:30: Financial Aid
  • 09:40: International Office
  • 09:50: Academic Advice

Welcoming of students on the South Campus

All South Campus students are invited to attend the official welcoming on 8 February 2019 at the Madiba Arena.

Date: 8 February 2019
Time: 08:30
Venue: Madiba Arena, South Campus, Church Street, Bloemfontein





Gateway first-year orientation programme

Two weeks prior to the start of classes, all first-year students have the unique opportunity to enter the GATEWAY to succeed in their study career and university life through the Gateway Orientation Programme. The purpose of the Gateway Orientation Programme is to provide access; metaphorically open a gate to different pathways leading to student learning, development, and success.

Gateway Booklet Bloemfontein Campus
Gateway Booklet South Campus
Gateway Booklet Qwaqwa Campus

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