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2024 Registration
Join the vibrant University of the Free State family and embark on an exciting academic journey! Regularly visit our comprehensive registration website for all the key info you need to thrive.

The University of the Free State (UFS) warmly welcomes its future, present, and returning students to an exciting academic year, where opportunities for growth, learning, and community abound. As a proud member of the vibrant UFS family, get ready to dive into a world of knowledge and experiences that will shape your future. The UFS strongly urges all incoming first-year and senior students to frequent the registration website for a complete and detailed overview of essential information.

Important dates to remember

All new first-year students, mark your calendars for essential dates:

  • Curriculum advice and registration: 5-9 February 2024
  • Classes commence: 12 February 2024
  • Last date to add/change modules: 16 February 2024
  • Deadline to cancel modules with full credit: 31 March 2024

Senior students, your academic year begins with guidance from your faculties – starting from 22 January 2024, leading to these crucial dates:

  • Registration: 29 January-12 February 2024
  • Classes commence: 12 February 2024
  • Last date to add/change modules: 16 February 2024
  • Last date to cancel modules with full credit: 31 March 2024

Postgraduate students, your journey towards enrolment and progression includes:

  • Registration for new research master’s and doctoral students takes place throughout the year.
  • For returning master’s and doctoral students:
  • First semester: 29 January-12 February 2024
  • Second semester: 8-19 July 2024

Resources at your fingertips

Navigate your registration journey smoothly with these resources:

  1. Registration Guide: 8 steps to take:
  2. Online Registration Guide – User Manual:
  3. Registration Guide – First-Year Students:
  4. Registration Guide – Senior Students:
  5. Registration Guide – Postgraduate Students:
  6. Registration Activity Guide – User Manual:
  7. Service Request Management – User Manual:

How to seek assistance

Should you require guidance or have enquiries regarding the registration process, multiple avenues are at your disposal:

Institutional Contact Centre: Call +27 51 401 9111 or WhatsApp +27 87 240 6370

Email Support: Reach out to

Faculty support tailored for you

Each faculty offers specialised support designed to cater to your needs:

  1. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences:
  2. Faculty of Education:
  3. Faculty of Health Sciences:
  4. Faculty of The Humanities:
  5. Faculty of Law:
  6. Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences:
  7. Faculty of Theology and Religion:

Prepare to embark on an incredible academic expedition at the University of the Free State! As part of the UFS family, immerse yourself in a diverse, vibrant, and enriching community. Welcome aboard and get ready to thrive!

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