UFS: ‘Welcome to Kovsies’ South Campus!’
“Welcome to the South Campus of the University of the Free State!” Addressing a packed Madiba Arena, Prof Francis Petersen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS, said he was happy to see not only first-year students, but also parents and guardians, student leadership, and support staff from both the Bloemfontein... Read more
UFS celebrates #WorldMotherTongueDay
Back in 2000, UNESCO declared 21 February as World Mother Tongue Day. It is an effort to raise the importance of multilingualism across the world. Every year, the day is commemorated through various projects and campaigns all over the world. At the University of the Free State (UFS), we... Read more
Top Free State matric achievers celebrated at Star of Stars Awards
The Star of Stars Awards is a spectacular annual event that recognises and celebrates excellence among Grade 12 learners from Quintile 1-3 schools in the Xhariep, Motheo and Lejweleputswa regions of the Free State province. The office of Student Recruitment Services held the award ceremony on 2 February 2019, at the... Read more
UFS extends applications & registration for selected courses
The University of the Free State (UFS) has extended applications and registration for prospective students on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus in specified programmes to 15 February 2019. This extension comes after a number of students were unable to register. The official date for first-time entering undergraduate registrations was 1 February 2019;... Read more
UFS reaching out to students affected by Zimbabwean crisis
The executive management of the University of the Free State (UFS) has noted with concern the disconcerting effects of the current political and economic crisis and instability in Zimbabwe – specifically with regard to the effect it has on its students from Zimbabwe. “As part of a coordinated support... Read more
Rhodes Scholarship jerks up UFS alumnus’ teaching career
The education career of a University of the Free State alumnus and budding teacher, Sinoxolo Gcilitshane, has been given a boost after he was granted a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship to do a Bachelor of Education at the University of Cape Town this year. This prestigious offer comes after only one year... Read more
UFS position on walk-in applicants in 2019
The University of the Free State (UFS) has an enrolment capacity of 8 900 for first-time entering undergraduate students in 2019, approved by the university’s Senate and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). To date, the institution has received over 52 000 applications for these limited spaces. Impact of... Read more
Rhodes Scholarship recipient Nkahiseng flies UFS flag high
Aspiring lawyer and political prodigy, Nkahiseng Ralepeli, will soon join a cohort of Rhodes Scholarship recipients at the University of Oxford in the UK later this year. He completed his LLB at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 2018, and it comes as no surprise that this young achiever has his eyes... Read more
University of the Free State: Status of the 2019 registration process
The on-campus registration process at the University of the Free State (UFS) has not yet commenced. Although the online registration process started on 7 January 2019, the on-campus registration process on the university’s Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campuses will commence on 21 January 2019. Some media reports that the registration process commenced... Read more
UFS: Important registration information for first-year and senior students
The UFS seeks to distinguish itself as an institution that pursues the delivery of outstanding quality graduates and knowledge through academic excellence, diversity, inclusivity, and innovative and transformative thought. We welcome all our first-year and senior students at the start of 2019. First-year students: Admission process 2019 What can... Read more