University of the Free State (UFS)

The University of the Free State (UFS), established in 1904, is a multi-campus public university located in Bloemfontein, Free State.  

Application Date:

31 May 2019 (Health Sciences programmes apart from Nursing)
31 July 2019 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)
30 September 2019 (all non-selection programmes)
1 November 2019 (Fine Arts)

Application Fees:

There are no application fees for applicants.

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Open Days

11 May 2019 – Bloemfontein 
4 May 2019 – Qwaqwa 

Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at UFS ranges anywhere from R25,000 to R50,000.

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Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.  Find residence application forms here.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Check out all the available funding opportunities on EduFunding (the green button below). If you’re not sure about the differences in funding opportunities, we’ve got you covered.


The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • The Humanities
  • Theology and Religion
  • University of the Free State: Business School

UFS also offers distance learning programmes, short learning programmes and online courses.

View the UFS prospectus here.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.



Have questions about your application?

Tel: 051 401 9111

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
University of the Free State
205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Park West