28 January 2018

Registration Checklist

Remember to bring the following with you to campus when you register:

  1. Black pen
  2. Your active student/reference number (you would have received
    this via a communication from the admissions office)
  3. One of the following:
    Deposit receipt indicating prepayment (deposit) of registration fee,
    Proof of a reserved bursary/loan,
    Proof of a granted bursary/loan
  4. If applicable, you will also need:
    Proof of application to the Matriculation Board (if you don't have
    admission to a Bachelor's and either a Higher Certificate or any
    other Diploma from another institution)
    Proof of prepayment for residence (if you have applied for
    accommodation on campus and have been approved for this)
  5. Identity Document: South African citizens should have their ID
    or a copy thereof
  6. Matriculants will need a copy of the statement of their matric
    results (National Senior Certificate, or NSC)
    Transferring students will need their academic record
Notice to all University Access Students (UAP):

All UAP students who were supposed to register at the Maluti TVET College’s Kwetlisong Campus on 6 February 2018, please note that registration had to be postponed due to the public protests. A new date will be communicated to you via SMS.

Before you can register, you will need to apply and be accepted to study at the UFS in 2018. If you have not applied yet, please visit http://www.ufs.ac.za/apply to access the application system. Non-international students can still apply online for certain programmes. Undergraduate applications for international students have unfortunately already closed.

You are welcome to contact Student Academic Services (SAS) on +27 51 401 9666 or studentadmin@ufs.ac.za if you are experiencing any difficulties during the application process.

Online registration now open

You can access the online registration platform here, and a guide to the self-service registration process can be accessed here. For details regarding the prepayment/first payment before registration, please consult this document. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new funding model by NSFAS, please consult this quick reference guide.

If you are a first-time, first-year student and need assistance or academic advice before registering in your chosen qualification, you will be assisted on the relevant campus from 5-23 February 2018. You can access further information on academic advice here. For additional guidelines regarding the registration process on the Bloemfontein Campus, please visit this page: http://bit.ly/regguide18.

If you are a returning student (second-year, third-year, postgraduate, etc.), you can also register online, from 8 January to 23 February 2018.

If you are a returning student, but require assistance or academic advice, you will be assisted on the relevant campus from 12-23 February 2018.

Once you have completed your registration process, remember to collect your study material from EXR 7 on the Bloemfontein Campus or the Multipurpose Hall on the Qwaqwa Campus. To check the status of your study material, please log in to Student Self-Service site at https://www.ufs.ac.za/kovsielife/student-self-service.


Walk-in and Late Applications

On 8 January 2018, online registration for all students opened at the UFS. Walk-in prospective first-year students who did not apply in 2017 to study at the UFS, but qualify for the university’s admission requirements, are assisted to apply online on the Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campuses for programmes which have available space. Students who cannot be helped because of programmes that are full, can apply via the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) by visiting http://cach.dhet.gov.za, calling 0860 356 635 toll-free, or by SMSing their name and ID number to 49200.
Gateway Orientation for first-years

2018 Publications Prospectus (for study in 2018) Faculty Booklets (for study in 2018) Information on the University Access Programme (UAP) on our South Campus
  • UAP Information Booklet (Application procedure, dates, and fees)
    Please note that, due to the popularity of this programme,
    limited space is available. Therefore, admission cannot
    be guaranteed.

GPS Gateway guide:
GPS stands for Global Positioning System.
This guide is the first step in an exciting new journey. Use it to position yourself within the university community. The guide will make sure that you don’t get lost. You will find that it gives a broad picture of what is happening on our three beautiful campuses.

Bloemfontein Campus Gateway programme (1-17 February 2018)
Qwaqwa Campus Gateway programme (4-12 February 2018)

How to find us

Bloemfontein Campus Interactive Map

South Campus Interactive Map

Qwaqwa Campus Interactive Map

Click here for GPS coordinates to our three campuses.

Download the UFS Campus Navigator app from your favourite marketplace:

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Important dates

Campus-specific dates for registration are highlighted below:

Bloemfontein Campus
8 January: Registration services open, including online registration, for both first-year and senior students. (Registration snapshot)

First-year information for 2018_1

EMS: Economic and Management Sciences
LAW: Law
HUM: The Humanities
EDU: Education
THEO: Theology and Religion
NAS: Natural and Agricultural Sciences

1 - 2 February: Gateway Orientation for first-years (Faculty of Health Sciences only)
2 February: Welcoming of first-years to residences
3 February from 09:00-12:00: Welcoming sessions for all faculties
3 February at 18:00: Official welcoming of ALL first-years by Prof Francis Petersen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor (UFS)

First-year information for 2018_2
5 February: Gateway Orientation for first-years (all faculties)
5-9 February: Registration for first-years
16 February: Kovsie ACT Eco-vehicle track day
17 February: Kovsie ACT Community Celebration
17 February: Gateway programme ends
19 February: Lectures for the first semester begin 
23 February: Last date to make changes to first-semester and year module registration
NB: Gateway Orientation Giveaways: A Gateway bag, Kovsie Diary 2018, and many other incentives will be given to first-years upon attendance of the Gateway Orientation Programme. First-year students residing off-campus should connect to a Gateway Buddy in order to receive guidance on attending the Gateway Orientation sessions. Contact the Gateway Office for more information on +27 51 401 9876 or email gateway@ufs.ac.za

Contact details Bloemfontein Campus
Qwaqwa Campus
8 January-23 February: Online registration for students without blocks29 January-23 February: Online registration for senior students
4 February: Gateway Orientation for first-years starts
5 February-23 February: Assisted and manual registration for first-years
19 February-23 February: Late registration for qualifications with space; changes and additions
Contact details Qwaqwa Campus
South Campus

29 January: Humanities registration
30 January: Natural and Agricultural Sciences registration
31 January: Economic and Management Sciences registration
1 February: Education registration
2 February: International students register
12-16 February: South Campus Gateway week
Registration at Sub-regions
1 February: Motheo
2 February: Welkom
5 February: Sasolburg
6 February: Kwetlisong
7 February: Bethlehem
12 February: Oudtshoorn

Contact details South Campus
More dates available in our website calendar.


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