Welcome to the UFS


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Welcome to the University of the Free State (UFS). It is exciting that you have chosen to study here, and we trust that you will have an academically fulfilling experience at our university. The UFS is a research-led, student-centred and regionally engaged university that contributes to development and social justice through the production of globally competitive graduates and knowledge. Internationalisation is very important to our university. We value the contribution of our international students to intellectual diversity at the UFS. The intellectual cross- fertilisation between students from different backgrounds provides opportunities for the acquisition of international and intercultural competencies by all students, and results in enhanced employability of our graduates.