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UFS students to register online for 2022 studies UFS students to register online for 2022 studies
Students at the University of the Free State (UFS) will be registering online for their studies in 2022, with senior students being able to... UFS students to register online for 2022 studies
Students at the University of the Free State (UFS) will be registering online for their studies in 2022, with senior students being able to register from 17 to 31 January 2022.    

As in 2021, the 2022 registration process will be fully online. This allows the institution to continue embracing technology while upholding COVID-19 regulations and protocol and keeping its staff and students safe. The university will not allow walk-in applicants, as the deadline for applications for admission has expired.   

When to register   
Online registration and academic advising will start on 10 January 2022 for senior students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. All other senior students will start registering from 17 to 31 January 2022. For first-year students, online registration and academic advising will take place from 1 to 11 February 2022.   

Important dates
10-31 January 2022:  Online registration for senior students (Faculty of Health Sciences only)
17-31 January 2022:  Academic advice and online registration for senior students
31 January 2022:  Lectures start for honours students (unless communicated differently)
31 January-14 February 2022: Online registration for first-year students (Faculty of Health Sciences only)
1-11 February 2022:  Academic advice and online registration for first-year students
14 February 2021: Start of classes and the 2022 academic year commences 
31 March 2022:  Last date to cancel module(s) with financial credit
31 March 2022:  Last date for registration of master’s and doctoral students  

Step-by-step guidelines for online registration   
To better assist students and to make the online registration process easier, the UFS is introducing an easy-to-follow step-by-step web app with detailed instructions on how to register.   

Visit www.ufs.mobi/register and follow the checklist #StepbyStep.  

Registration information can also be obtained from the UFS Central Contact Centre on +27 51 401 9111. Need to speak to someone for registration 2022 support?   

For a step-by-step guide on the online registration process, please download our registration guides for first-year, senior, master’s, and doctoral students. 

• 2022 Snapshot of registration
• Registration Guide: First-Year Students
• Registration Guide: Senior Students
• Registration Guide: Master’s and PhD Students
• Academic Standing explained 
• Comprehensive registration information is available at www.ufs.ac.za/register   

UFS COVID-19 Regulations and Required Vaccination Policy  

As of 14 February 2022, all staff/registered students/visitors who enter the university’s three campuses will be required to be vaccinated.

From this date, all staff/registered students/visitors should be vaccinated, upload a negative SARS (COVID-19) PCR test to the UFS system on a weekly basis, or have an approved exemption from the Vaccination Exemption Committee in order to access campus.  

In support of the UFS COVID-19 Regulations and Required Vaccination Policy, a new campus access system has been activated as of 9 December 2021.

The online facility where staff and registered students must upload their vaccination certificates, or obtain and upload an application for an exemption form, is available here: https://www.ufs.ac.za/covid19screening.  

Detailed information on the return to campus, the operationalisation and implementation of the policy, and the campus gate screening process are available here: https://www.ufs.ac.za/return-to-campus

The following documents can be found on the above link:
– Video: UFS Return to Campus 2022 – Campus Access and Gate Screening Process: www.ufs.ac.za/VaccinationPolicyExplained
– Guide: Campus Access and Gate Screening Process: www.ufs.ac.za/CampusAccess
– Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Return to Campus 2002 and COVID-19 Regulations and Required Vaccination Policy: www.ufs.ac.za/ReturnToCampusFAQ

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