18 April 2019 | Story Ilze Bakkes | Photo Charl Devenish
2019 Open day

The University of the Free State invites all Grade 12 learners and their parents to the UFS Open Days. The Bloemfontein Campus open day will be on 11 May 2019.


The programme for the Bloemfontein Open Day has been streamlined to allow for more time in the faculties in order to gather the necessary academic information. Therefore, there will not be a collective welcoming programme; however, the academic programme for the respective faculties can be visited DIRECTLY from 09:00. All exhibitions are open from 09:00 till 15:00.

1. Academic programme in the respective faculties: There will be two welcoming and information sessions by the Dean of each faculty.

a. Session 1: 09:00–10:00
b. Session 2: 11:00–12:00

c. The venue for each faculty is:
i. Economic and Management Sciences: EMS Auditorium
ii. Education: New Education Auditorium
iii. Health Sciences: Francois Retief Building
iv. Natural and Agricultural Sciences: Callie Human Centre
v. Law: Equitas Building
vi. The Humanities Odeion
vii. Theology and Religion: Theology Building, Room 21

2. Administrative services in the H van der Merwe Scholtz Hall: Bring your Grade 11 results and a copy of your ID should you wish to apply for 2020 undergraduate studies during the Open Day.

a. Online and hard-copy applications
b. Admissions 
c. General Enquiries
d. UFS Student Recruitment Services
e. Centre for Teaching and Learning
f. Financial Aid
g. Tuition Fees
h. Housing and Residence Affairs
i. National Benchmark Tests
j. University Access Programmes
k. KovsieGear merchandise 
l. Library and Information Services

3. Student Life programme in front of the Main Building

a. Career 
b. Student Life Colleges and Residence Communities exhibitions
c. Arts and Culture
d. Center for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS)
e. Counselling and Development
f. Gender and Sexual Equity Office
g. Student Media
h. Student Wellness and Social Support

4. Residence Colleges: Visit the exhibitions of the on-campus residences on the lawn in front of the Main Building.

5. Student Associations exhibitions at the Thakaneng Bridge

a. Academic associations
b. Charity-based student associations
c. Cultural-based student associations
d. Political associations
e. Religious associations

6. Visit KovsieSport and the KovsieFit Gym at their offices in the basement of the Callie Human Centre.


Unfortunately, no food parcels will be provided to learners. Open Day programmes will be distributed at all entrances on both campuses.

If you require any further information about the Open Days, please contact +27 51 401 3384/9028. 


Keep in mind that there is limited space in each programme and to avoid disappointment, your learners are advised to apply for 2020 undergraduate studies as soon as possible. Application to study at the University of the Free State is FREE. To apply now, click here.

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