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December graduations to conclude the UFS academic year
UFS December graduations: three days and six ceremonies of paying tribute to hard work, persistence, and perseverance.

The University of the Free State (UFS) is looking forward to conferring undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in all faculties during the upcoming end-of-year graduation ceremonies taking place in December 2018.

The UFS Bloemfontein Campus will host inspiring celebrations for graduates and their families in the Callie Human Centre on the dates specified below.
For more information about the upcoming ceremonies, visit the graduation home page, where graduating students can also access the graduation frequently-asked questions (FAQs).  Additional enquiries can be directed to
Graduation ceremonies for the different faculties will take place on the following dates:

4 December 2018

09:00 - Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences and Education

14:30 - South Campus: Open Distance Learning 

5 December 2018

09:00 - Faculties of the Humanities and Theology and Religion

14:30 - Faculties of Law and Natural and Agricultural Sciences

6 December 2018

09:00 - Faculty of Health Sciences (including School of Nursing)

14:30 - Master's and Doctorate degrees (all faculties)

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Centre awards the most master's degrees in its faculty


The Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) honoured students in the Master's in Sustainable Agriculture during this week's autumn graduation ceremony. The centre this year boasts with the most graduandi of all the faculty's centres. Here are, from the left: Prof. Hennie Snyman, professor in the Department Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences at the UFS, Ms Poppy Makabanyane, Agricultural Research Council's (ARC) Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Mr Phillip Maake, Department of Agriculture, Limpopo, Ms Makhosi Buthelezi, ARC in Rustenburg, and Prof. Izak Groenewald, Director of the centre.
Photo: Lacea Loader

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