University of The Free State Registrar

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University of The Free State Registrar

Contact Us

Write to:

Bloemfontein Campus
Qwaqwa Campus South Campus
University of the Free State
P.O. Box 339
Bloemfontein 9300
South Africa
Qwaqwa Campus
Private Bag X13
Kestell Road
Phuthaditjhaba
9866
South Campus
PO Box 339
Oliver Tambo Street
Bloemfontein
9300

Visit us:

Bloemfontein Campus Qwaqwa Campus South Campus
University of the Free State
205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Park West
Bloemfontein
Qwaqwa Campus
Kestell Road
Phuthaditjhaba
South Campus
Oliver Tambo Street
Bloemfontein

Maps of our campuses
Or telephone:
Bloemfontein Campus: +27(0)51 401 9111

Qwaqwa Campus: Tel: +27(0)58 718 5000

South Campus: +27(0)51 401 9111

For general information, e-mail: info@ufs.ac.za

University of The Free State Registrar, The University of the Free State (UFS) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Africa. It opened its doors in 1904 on the Bloemfontein Campus with a mere six students in the Humanities. Since then, our institution has grown to more than 34 127 students, spread across seven faculties over three campuses.

Bloemfontein Campus entrance

University of The Free State Registrar, In addition to the founding campus, the university has a South Campus in Bloemfontein. This smaller campus provides alternative access to higher education for promising students who have not obtained the required marks in their final school examinations. Our vibrant Qwaqwa Campus in the Eastern Free State serves a rapidly-growing number of rural students from the immediate area and surrounding provinces.

The changes taking place at the university continue to capture the imagination of people everywhere, including the international media, and our growing base of international universities.

Inspiring excellence. Transforming lives.
These objectives are the driving forces at the heart of the UFS. Through our Human and Academic Projects, we are a university internationally recognised for human reconciliation and compassion as well as for excellence in academic achievement.

Qwaqwa Campus

Academic Project
One of the reasons for the broader interest in the UFS is our very public commitment to the highest academic standards. This is at the core of our Academic Project. The UFS is a strong academic institution, marked by distinctiveness in teaching, research, and public scholarship. The Academic Project includes rigorous academic entrance qualifications for first-time students, elevated standards for the professoriate, the transformation of undergraduate curricula, the recruitment of world-class professors, and the identification and promotion of next-generation professors.

Human Project
The UFS remains conscious, however, of its responsibility to turn ideas into action, to make research count in the lives of ordinary people, and to develop a spirit of service through scholarship among our students. Through our Human Project, the UFS seeks to connect the teaching and research of the university to the improvement of human lives. Our scholarship of service, through a myriad projects and initiatives, makes the vital connections between campus and communities through the production and dissemination of knowledge. In these pursuits, the university makes human reconciliation one of the foundations of its mission.