University of the Free State Online Application 2020

UFS General Admission Information

Application to study an UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME in 2020:

  1. Early bird applications for the Faculty of Health Sciences open on 1 March 2019, except for Bachelor of Nursing which will be opening soon. You can now apply for Bachelor of Optometry.
  2. If your second choice of study in is another Faculty, kindly send us an email with the programme you want to add as a second choice to include your full names and ID number for ease of reference.  Add your student number if this has been provided to you.
  3. Before you start your application process, make sure you have
    1. an active email address and a reliable cell phone number
    2. scanned copies (not photographs) of your identity document / passport and grade 11 final results.
    3. latest academic transcript and certificate of conduct if you are transferring from another tertiary institution
  4. Applications for all other programmes open on 1 April 2019.

UFS Prospectus

  1. For more information on the programmes we offer, click UFS 2020 Prospectus

Postgraduate Studies:

Kindly contact the Faculty of your choice for details of when applications will open. 

Our Faculties: UFS Faculties

ADMISSION is subject to the condition that you comply with the admission requirements of the University of the Free State. A copy of the following must accompany this form on submission.

• Academic transcript for applicants transferring from another tertiary institution including certificate of conduct

• Identity document/passport of applicant

• Final Grade 11 results for applicants that are currently in Grade 12 (Including school stamp)

• School-end certificate for applicants who have completed Grade 12

• USAf letter for applicants who wrote or will be writing exams other than NSC/IEB. To apply for the USAf letter, visit the
following website:

• All Health Sciences applications must be accompanied by completed medical certificate and principal’s signature forms available at
You will only be recognised as a registered student if you have REGISTERED during the registration period to the specified schedule.


Supporting documents not submitted in time could prevent an applicant from registering as well as from being placed in a residence
(where applicable).

University of the Free State Application 2020  : To apply to the University of the Free State , you need the documents below :

1) A certified copy of the green bar coded ID

2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees

3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results

For a full list of tips to remember before you apply, read here. Applicants must check individual further requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of NBTs and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply. For more information on NBT’s click here.

FYI: South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

UFS Application Status

The Application Helpdesk will assist you with the application process. Contact the helpdesk agents for:

  • Information on any study programme’s admission requirements;
  • Assistance to complete your application forms (online or hard copy);
  • Tracking the status of your application.

Contact: +27 51 401 9666 | E:

UFS Courses Offered

Economic and Management Sciences

The Humanities Open and Distance Learning

Education Law Theology and Religion

Health Sciences Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Business School

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