“South Africa belongs to all – not some – who live in it,” says Chief Justice
“The government of the day should be based on the will of the people and must be led by people who deserve to lead us.” These were the words of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, during a prestige lecture delivered in the... Read more
UFS trumps SAICA’s national average pass rate
Students from the University of the Free State (UFS) School of Accountancy achieved an 84.2% pass rate compared to the national average of 76.2% during the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) examination facilitated by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). A total of 64 out of 76... Read more
Water quality focus for UFS international summer school
Water is a basic resource upon which communities rely for their health, well-being, and economic development and growth. Many countries struggle with the negative consequences of poor surface-water quality, which may threaten their food security and livelihoods. The Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State... Read more
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