Why study at UFS?


Your eligibility for admission will only be assessed once your certified academic transcripts (which must have been translated into English), a completed UFS application form, and a certified copy of your passport have been received. Applications can now be completed online. Visit our website's Become a Student  page, or contact

To apply, check out the following information:

Application Requirements

Financial Information

Academic Information


  • The completed and signed application form. 
  • Certified copies of relevant academic results/transcripts/information in English. 
  • Two passport photos of yourself. 
  • Proof of deposit of the non-refundable application fee (refer to the application form for the amount). 
  • Certified copy of passport. 
  • SAQA/USAf verification document. 
Bear in mind that surface or airmail from your country may take longer than two to three weeks to reach South Africa. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application reaches the university before the closing date. Your application will be delayed further if you do not complete the application form as requested or if you do not send proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee and if photographs or academic results are not attached.


REGISTRATIONStudents have to report for first-semester registration in January and at the beginning of July for the second semester. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MAY NOT REGISTER PROVISIONALLY. Timetables and information on class venues can be obtained from the website: Click on the Students tab. 

Checklist for registration 

  • Students must be in possession of a valid study visa issued for the UFS. A study visa issued for a different university is not acceptable. No international student will be allowed to register without a valid study visa issued for the UFS. 
  • To cancel the block on your student account, please bring the following documents with you on the day that you will be registering
    • Passport 
    • Study visa 
    • Confirmation letter for the FULL year from the medical aid registered in South Africa (no travel insurance, hospital plans or policies will be accepted)
    • Proof of payment of registration deposit (for more information on finances, please consult, then click on fees calendar for more detailed information.
    • Original documentation as submitted with your application
    • SAQA/USAf verification document (SAQA – POSTGRADUATE, USAf – UNDERGRADUATE)

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