Which Universities Are In The Free State?

The Free State is home to excellent tertiary education institutions. Here is a list of the Universities in Free State.

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The University of the Free State is over 115 years old and is housed at three campuses in the province, namely Bloemfontein, Qwaqwa, and South Campus.

UFS has more than 40 000 students studying courses offered by the university's 114 different departments. The university is also passionate about sports with 22 different sports available for students. 

UFS offers programmes in the following faculties:

  • Education 
  • Health Sciences 
  • Natural and Agricultural Science 
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Law 
  • Humanities 
  • Theology and Religion 
  • Business School

For information about the University of the Free State, click here.


Central University of Technology (CUT) provides a variety of departments at their campuses, such as Bloemfontein and Welkom Campus. Residences are available near these campuses.

CUT offers the following faculties:

  • Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
  • Health and Environmental Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Management Sciences

For information about the Central University of Technology, click here.


The University of South Africa (Unisa) is an open and distance learning university. They have close to 400 000 students currently enrolled from across South Africa, Africa and the world.

The Unisa website states that Unisa is South Africa's most productive University. Their website also claims that close to 50 000 students received certificates, degrees and diplomas annually.

The university offers courses in the following faculties:

  • Accounting Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Graduate Sciences
  • Law
  • Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Education
  • Human Sciences
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Business Leadership

For information about the University of South Africa, click here.

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