15 December 2021 | Story Department Communication and Marketing

Students at the University of the Free State (UFS) will be registering online for their studies in 2022, with senior students being able to register from 17 to 31 January 2022.  

As in 2021, the 2022 registration process will be fully online. This allows the institution to continue embracing technology while upholding COVID-19 regulations and protocol and keeping its staff and students safe. The university will not allow walk-in applicants, as the deadline for applications for admission has expired. 

Comprehensive registration information is available at

When to register?

Online registration and academic advising will start on 10 January 2022 for senior students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. All other senior students will start registering from 17 to 31 January 2022. For first-year students, online registration and academic advising will take place from 1 to 11 February 2022



Important online registration dates: 

10-31 January 2022:Online registration for senior students (Faculty of Health Sciences only)
17-31 January 2022:Online academic advice and online registration for senior students
31 January 2022:Lectures start for honours students (except if communicated differently)
31 January-14 February 2022:Online registration first-year students (Faculty of Health Sciences only)
1 - 11 February 2022:Online academic advice and online registration for first-year students
14 February 2022:Classes start



Step-by-step guidelines for online registration 

To better assist students and to make the online registration process easier, the UFS is introducing an easy-to-follow step-by-step web app with detailed instructions on how to register. 

Visit https://www.ufs.mobi/register and follow the checklist #StepbyStep.

Registration information can also be obtained from the UFS Central Contact Centre on +27 51 401 9111. Need to speak to someone for registration 2022 support? 

For a step-by-step guide on the online registration process, please download our registration guides for first-year, senior, master’s, and doctoral students. 

 - 2022 Snapshot of registration
 - Registration Guide: First-year Students
 - Registration Guide: Senior Students
 - Registration Guide: Master’s and PhD Students
 - Academic Standing explained 

UFS COVID-19 Regulations and Required Vaccination Policy

As from 14 February 2022, all staff/registered students/visitors who enter the university’s three campuses will be required to be vaccinated. From this date, all staff/registered students/visitors should be vaccinated, upload a negative SARS (COVID-19) PCR test to the UFS system on a weekly basis, or have an approved exemption from the Vaccination Exemption Committee in order to access campus.

In support of the UFS COVID-19 Regulations and Required Vaccination Policy, a new campus access system has been activated as from 9 December 2021. The online facility where staff and registered students must upload their vaccination certificates, or obtain and upload an application for exemption form, is available here.

Detailed information on the return to campus, the operationalisation and implementation of the policy, and the campus gate screening process is available here

The following can be found on the above link:

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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