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University of the Free State (UFS) Application Form 2025/2026 | Apply Here

University of Free State UFS Application Form 2025/2026 | How to apply online, UFS admission entry requirements, registration dates, fees, application dates, prospectus pdf download, and application closing date for 2025/2026 Intake enrollment.

UFS Application Form

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The University of the Free State (UFS) online admission application form/portal 2025/2026 is open to all qualified applicants irrespective of colour, race, ethnic identity, religion, gender, or national origin.

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University of the Free State (UFS) Online Application Form 2025/2026

Are you having trouble deciding what steps you would like to follow in applying to the University of the Free State (UFS)? Planning a successful career at UFS does not have to be a vague dream. We help prospective students make it a reality.

We @Southafricaportal.com hope that the information provided will enable you to make an informed decision about applying to the University of the Free State (UFS). To help you get the most out of the information provided, here are a few key points you should bear in mind:

  1. Identify the course you wish to study ???? List of Courses offered at the University of the Free State (UFS)
  2. The minimum entrance requirements for admission to the University of the Free State (UFS) for a South African and Non-Soth African applicant

Why Choose the University of the Free State (UFS)?

Our 3 campuses each has a unique character and beautiful setting.

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We boast outstanding alumni, including Mme Justice Mahube Molemela, Crystal-Donna Roberts, and Heinrich Brüssow.

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We are proud of our international stars, Wayde van Niekerk, Rolene Strauss, Louzanne Coetzee, and Rynhardt van Rensburg.

You can participate in more than 22 different sport disciplines.

Study from almost 700 000 library books, including our ever growing ebooks collection.

Join thousands of other students enrolled in 7 faculties.

How to Apply Online

Both South Africans and International interested students can apply for the University of the Free State (UFS) Application Form 2025/2025 provided they qualify and meet the entry requirements for the programme for which they have applied.

Note – Once the University of the Free State (UFS) Admission Application Portal is closed, new applications will not be submitted. So register now while the applications are still ongoing.

UFS UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATIONS 2025/2026

  • Please click HERE to consult the 2025/2026 Undergraduate Prospectus to ensure you meet the minimum entrance requirements before applying.
  • Each prospective student must complete the online application.
  • Once your online application has been submitted and processed, you will receive a student number (Reference number).
  • Receiving a student number (Reference number) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of the Free State yet.
  • In the case of applicants re-writing Grade 12 subjects, applications will be processed on the current results available. If Grade 12 has been written more than once then your combined results must be submitted with your application.
  • Applicants writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) through IEB or SACAI examining bodies can apply online by selecting “National Senior Certificate” under the Results Detail page of the online application process.
  • Applicants currently in Grade 12 are requested to provide school-stamped copies of the final Grade 11.
  • Applicants transferring from another university/tertiary institution are required to declare their previous studies when applying as well as upload a full academic record/transcript and degree/diploma certificate (where applicable).
  • The University of the Free State does not accept the General Education Development (GED) test for entry into any of its curricular undergraduate qualifications.  The GED is no longer recognized by Universities in South Africa (USAF), and is not equivalent to a South African grade 12 (NSC/IEB/SACAI).  Applicants who completed the GED and would like to study towards an undergraduate curricular qualification are advised to register and complete a grade 12 NSC/IEB/SACAI or the international equivalent thereof.
  • Applicants who did not complete SC/NSC/IEB must have USAF accreditation from the examination board for South African Universities. Click HERE to apply online for conditional exemption, foreign conditional exemption, or mature age conditional exemption, or send an email to applications@usaf.ac.za.
  • To apply for the University Access Programmes (UAP), please click HERE to ensure you meet the minimum admission requirements before applying.
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UFS POSTGRADUATE APPLICATIONS 2025/2026

  • It is important to note that ALL Postgraduate programmes are selection programmes.  Click HERE to consult the  2025/2026 Postgraduate Prospectus.
  • In some instances Honours, Masters and Doctoral students are expected to apply directly to the department or to pre-register.  Please refer to the specific Faculty and departmental information to determine whether you need to apply directly or to pre-register.  Visit the Faculty and specific department web page for more information. 
  • Each prospective student must complete the online application.
  • Once your online application has been submitted and processed, you will receive a student number (Reference number).
  • Receiving a student number (Reference number) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of the Free State yet. 
  • Admission is a separate process when your application will be evaluated by the relevant faculty.
  • Before you submit your online application and upload/email documents, please visit the relevant faculty/department website to confirm additional documentation that may be required e.g. departmental application form, CV, motivation, reports, dissertation/thesis proposal, etc.  Visit the Faculty and specific department web page for more information. 
  • Applicants transferring from another university/tertiary institution are required to upload a full academic record/transcript, degree/diploma certificate, and SAQA certificate if they hold a foreign/ international qualification.
  • Advanced Diploma qualifications are classified as undergraduate.  It is however processed (administratively) as a postgraduate qualification due to previous studies involved.

Application Helpdesk Enquiries:  +27 51 4019666 or email studentadmin@ufs.ac.za

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