University of the Free State Admission Requirements

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University of the Free State Admission Requirements

Requirements / APS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • 4 Subjects with achievement level of 3 (40% – 49%)
  • University Free State (UFS) Admission Point (AP): minimum 20
  • Language of instruction: (English) Minimum achievement level 3 (40%)
  • Economic & Management Sciences: You need a minimum achievement level of 3 (40%) for Mathematics to be able to study in this option.
  • Natural Sciences:  You need a minimum achievement level of 3 (40%) for Mathematics and Life Sciences OR Physical Sciences to be able to study in this option.
  • B. Agric Agricultural Sciences: You need a minimum achievement level of 3 (40%) for Mathematics or a minimum achievement level of 6 (70%) for Mathematical Literacy to be able to study in this option.

APS Table

NSC-Level of Achievement

Achievement level required by UFS

UFS-Admission point (AP)

8 (90% – 100%)


7 (80% – 100%)

7 (80% – 89%)


6 (70% – 79%)

6 (70% – 79%)


5 (60% – 69%)

5 (60% – 69%)


4 (50% – 59%)

4 (50% – 59%)


3 (40% – 49%)

3 (40% – 49%)


2 (30% – 39%)

2 (30% – 39%)


1 (0% – 29%)

In the subject Life Orientation you need an achievement level of 5 (60%) or higher to score only 1 point when calculating your admission Point (AP).


The following admission policy of the University was applicable to all learners who completed their school career before and up to the end of 2007.

Undergraduate Selection Information


For the undergraduate selection requirements and selection procedure for all schools, please download our faculty booklet (PDF).

Read below for more information and to download selection forms for the different schools.

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Refer to the academic programmes  for the yearbooks of the schools.

Refer to the prospective students portal for general orientation and registration.

Selection Results

For selection results (“No selection record” means that you are NOT selected) enter your student number. Successful candidates will receive a selection letter via email that must be completed and returned as indicated on the letter and before the indicated date. If your application has been unsuccessful, you will be notified via email.

Selection Procedure

Points to Remember

  • The selection process of the various schools of the Faculty of Health Sciences will take place as below.
  • For admission requirements and full details of the selection procedure, please download our faculty booklet (pdf).
  • Only a limited number of candidates are admitted to the first year of study.
  • Please refer to the specific school’s selection form for this year’s closing date.
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • Please read our “Frequently Asked Questions” page, for any queries concerning the selection procedure.

National Benchmark Tests (NBT’s)

The National Benchmark Tests are compulsory for all University of the Free State (UFS) applicants. For more information on NBTs, click here.