We welcome our international students to the UFS – an institution that promotes and supports cultural diversity, academic, social, and cultural integration. We hope you will have a meaningful experience on campus.

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Prof Corli Witthuhn, Vice-Rector:  Research and Internationalisation

Welcome to our students from across the world.

It is an honour for the current staff and students at the University of the Free State (UFS) to welcome our international students to our higher learning environment.  The world has gone through dramatic changes over the past year due to the pandemic, with COVID-19-related challenges having a major impact on institutions of higher learning across the globe.  The impact of the pandemic on the UFS has been that we now teach many of our programmes and modules in a mixed mode of offering, consisting of face-to-face and distance learning opportunities. Read more...

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Ms Nicole Morris, Acting Dean: Student Affairs

It is both a pleasure and a privilege to welcome our international students to the University of the Free State. Your mere presence at the university this year is an accomplishment in itself, as you bravely traversed the year that was – 2020.

We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has brought the world economy to its knees, changed the way we live and work and delivered on the mandate to disrupt through 4IR.  We also lost friends and family along the way, but your presence bears testimony to the resilient nature of humankind. Read more..

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Prof Witness Mudzi, Director: Postgraduate School

A big, warm welcome to all our international students who have joined the academic trip at the University of the Free State. Your experience at the UFS will not only result in you accumulating more knowledge, but it will also result in you developing tremendously as a human being (socially, psychologically, and intellectually).

I would like to extend a special welcome to the international postgraduate students. In most cases, international postgraduate student life requires self-drive and can be void of any social support to which one might be accustomed. Read more...

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