Visitors Centre Info

Front desk:
+27 51 401 7766

Email:
visitorscentre@ufs.ac.za

DF Malherbe Drive
Gate 5
Bloemfontein

Postal Address:
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein 9300

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 08:00-16:30
Weekends: Closed



The UFS was established in 1904 as the Grey University College, with six students. Today we pride ourseleves on having more than 33 000 students thriving across three campuses. In 2003 the university brought in the Qwaqwqa Campus - situated in the picturesque Eastern Free State - and in 2004 the South Campus - nestled in the hills overlooking the vibrant city of Bloemfontein - into its fold.

In recent times, the university has put itself on the global stage, fostering relations with international universities and increasing international exposure for staff and students. We have hosted several local and international distinguished guests; celebrities, academics, and business leaders.

Learn the History of the UFS