University of The Free State Closing Dates

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University of The Free State Closing Dates

1st Term: 1 February – 18 March

Mid term break: 19 March – 29 March

2nd Term: 2nd Term: 30 March – 13 May

June Exams: May 16 – June 4

Mid Year Vacation: 5 June – 17 July

3rd Term: 18 July – 30 September

Mid term break: 31 September – 9 October

4th Term: 10 October – 21 October

Final Exams: 24 October – 12 November

University of The Free State Closing Dates, The University of the Free State is a multi campus public university in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State. As part of the mission to become ‘a university recognised across the world for excellence in academic achievement and in human reconciliation’, the university, its staff, students and alumni play a pivotal role in the central parts of South Africa, the country as a whole, the region, Africa and abroad.  Academic Divisions include: Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Humanities and Theology.

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%)

8

7 (80% – 100%)

7 (80% – 89%)

7

6 (70% – 79%)

6 (70% – 79%)

6

5 (60% – 69%)

5 (60% – 69%)

5

4 (50% – 59%)

4 (50% – 59%)

4

3 (40% – 49%)

3 (40% – 49%)

3

2 (30% – 39%)

2 (30% – 39%)

2

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.

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.

University contact numbers

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