How to Become a UFS student in 9 steps

Become a UFS student in 9 steps

Step 1: Apply online or in hard copy (written).
Step 2: Your application form is processed. You will receive a student number. If you have not submitted the required documents, you will be requested to do so in order to finalise your application.
Step 3: You are conditionally admitted once you meet all the admission requirements.
Step 4: If you have applied for campus residence, you will now receive correspondence from Housing and Residence Affairs.
Step 5: If you are accepted when the final Grade 12 results become available, in January 2024, you will receive a letter of acceptance.
Step 6: You have to make prepayments five (5) days prior to registration in January 2024. Use your student number as the reference number.
Step 7: Register during January 2024.
Step 8: Get your study material and timetable after registration.
Step 9: Enjoy your classes, which start early February 2024.

1) Career guidance – make the right choice the first time

Many students change courses or drop out in their first year of study. The University of the Free State wants to make sure that you make the right choice the first time and to utilise the opportunities from day one. So, how do you use the career guidance programme? (

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2) 2024 Application information

Faculty information booklets

General information

3) Important dates

Applications open for 2024: 1 April 2024
Bloemfontein Campus Open Day:
13 May 2024
Qwaqwa Campus Open Day: 20 May 2024
Applications close for Health Sciences and Architecture: 31 May 2024

4) 2024 Second semester application and registration information

Visit to access the application system.
Please note that not all programmes are offered in the second semester

Faculty programme information

5) Academic information and finance

6) Contact us


Application Helpdesk

Oline applications: +27 51 401 9538/9864 or
Jubee Mawoyo:
+27 51 401 2345 or

Faculty of Humanities and Theology: contact Charlene Baatjies on +27 51 401 3365 or
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and Law:
contact Simon Sethibe on  +27 51 401 9863 or
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences:
contact Ilsa van Wyk on +27 51 401 3659 or
Faculty of Education:
contact Mario Bloem on +27 51 401 3597 or
Faculty of Health Sciences:
contact Lydia du Toit on +27 51 401 751 or

Bloemfontein Campus contact details
Qwaqwa Campus contact details
South Campus contact details

General contact information