UFS filled to capacity regarding prospective first-year students – enrolment targets for 2022 reached

The University of the Free State (UFS) has reached its enrolment targets as set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for the 2022 first-year enrolment and is unable to register more prospective first-year students for any of its undergraduate programmes.
The UFS is unable to accommodate any prospective first-year students who have not yet registered – even if they have received a letter of acceptance from the university and/or have obtained financial assistance – as all the undergraduate programmes are full.
Although the university has extended its registration period for a week until 18 February 2022 to give prospective first-year students and senior students enough time to register, the institution has reached its capacity to accommodate any more prospective first-year students.

Important online registration dates
10-31 January 2022:  Online registration for senior students (Faculty of Health Sciences only)
17 January-18 February 2022: 
Online academic advice and online registration for senior students
31 January 2022: 
Lectures start for honours students (except if communicated differently)
31 January-18 February 2022:
Online registration first-year students (Faculty of Health Sciences only)
1 - 18 February 2022: 
Online academic advice and online registration for first-year students
21 February 2021:
Classes start  

Return to campus 2022 and required vaccination information:
From 14 February 2022, all staff/registered students/visitors who are not vaccinated, must upload a negative SARS (COVID-19) PCR test here on a weekly basis, or have an approved exemption from the Vaccination Exemption Committee in order to access campus. If you are vaccinated and your vaccination certificate has been uploaded to the UFS system, you will access campus with a permanent QR code and your staff/student campus access card. Detailed information on the return to campus in 2022, the operationalisation and implementation of the COVID-19 Regulations and Required Vaccination Policy, and the new campus gate screening process is available here: https://www.ufs.ac.za/return-to-campus

Additional Information

Parent Information-01 copy

First Year Students-01 copy

Senior Students

International Students-01 copy

Need to speak to someone for 2022 online registration support?
Central contact centre: +27 51 401 9111 (if you want to speak to one of our agents)
Central contact centre booklet

You can also contact:
Mobi site:
#StepbyStep online registration checklist
WhatsApp chatbot: +27 87 240 6370 (if you want to conduct an online chat conversation via text messages)
Registration Help: System-based online registration help functionality through the UFS website

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