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University of the Free State Application 2021

University of Free State (UFS) Online Application Online Application 2022/2023: You are welcome to our page. We have all that is needed to assist you in applying. Read carefully everything we have written here to know how to apply.
Deadline: Application opens from 1 March  and ends 30 September each year. We therefore encourage prospective students (Undergraduates) to apply online or paper based application forms .(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply during the application cycle before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.) Late application may be accepted if spaces are available.
Application Open Date
Early bird applications for the Faculty of Health Sciences open on 1 March 2021. Applications for all other programmes open on 1 April.

Application Fees for University of Free State: You do not have to pay an application fee.

Applications to study a non-selection programme in 2021, close on 30 September 2021.
Limited space is available

UFS Online Application 2021

UFS Online Application 2021
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ONLINE аррlісаtіоn:
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For assistance, contact +27 51 401 9538.

  • Please click HERE to consult the 2021 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 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 final Grade 11 results for verification and auditing purposes.
  • 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 (if applicable).
  • The University of the Free State will not accept the General Education Development (GED) test for entry into any of its curricular undergraduate qualifications.  The GED is no longer recognised by Universities 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 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 [email protected].


  • It is important to note that ALL Postgraduate programmes are selection programmes.  Click HERE to consult the 2021 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 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 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.
  • 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 [email protected]
To be eligible for consideration read carefully about the admission requirement before you apply.
NBT TestThis institution requires you to write a National Benchmark Test (NBT) before you can apply.
How to get Application forms: Application to the university can be done online or in a hardcopy. Click here for the application form.
COST PER COURSE PER ANNUM:  To get specific course fees, contact UFS directly.
CONTACT DETAILS: Do you have any question regarding your application? Sure you can contact the institution with the addresses and telephone numbers we have provided below to reach the school officials; you can email For general information, e-mail: [email protected].
UFS Residence Application:
University of Free State Online Application allows only applicants who have successfully apply for admission. Therefore if you have submitted your application then you may apply for residence.
Completed Application Forms Must be Submitted:
FYI: Submission of Results and certified Documents
Applicant must ensure that their Grade 11 and the latest Grade 12 results are submitted. Remember Failure to do this may result in delays with your application process.  Always have it in mind to submit it within the application cycle. All the documents you attach will need to be certified copies of the originals.
NB: Make a photocopy of the original document and send the photocopied one.
International students will need to be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority and this evaluation will need to be submitted with the application form.
NOTE: Once you have submitted your application form, you will be able to check your application status.
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