The University of the Free State creates opportunities and growth by leading, learning and teaching, focused research, and impactful engagement with society. It is Situated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State.

If you are a NSFAS approved student from the University of the Free State (UFS) you will be glad to know that your institution has confirmed when they will receive the NSFAS bursary allowances. They have also provided the step by step process through which these payments will be made as well as what you need to do to ensure that that happens as soon as possible. 

At the University of the Free State they aim to transform lives and inspire excellence. If you want to do the same, apply to study at UFS now.

The University of the Free State recently had an incident that the university's management rejects as protest action. The university has decided to take action against those who have been identified for alleged wrongdoing.

Interested in doing a higher certificate at the University of the Free State? Here are the higher certificate courses available at the University of the Free State.

The University of Free State is due to resume contact classes in the next few days and their mandatory vaccination policy forms a big part of this process going accordingly. Here is how the university plans to manage the return of its students' contact classes along with its vaccination policy.

The South African Union for Students (SAUS) had warned that student protests will occur at the beginning of the academic year due to mandatory vaccines. Now, University of Free State (UFS) students have started with protests.


The University of Free State has stated that it will proceed with the implementation of its mandatory vaccination policy following a court ruling in favour of the university last week.  This comes as the institution prepares to resume campus activities for the 2022 academic year. 

The University of the Free State has opened their registrations for first years studying in 2022. UFS has thousands of students studying courses offered by the university's 114 different departments.

Students at the University of the Free State may have to present vaccination certificates to access campuses next year. This comes as the institution is looking to return students to campus in a way that will prioritize safety and minimise the risk of Covid-19 infections.

Devastating news came to light about the gruesome killing of students from the University of Free State at the Qwaqwa campus this week. 

South Africa is in trouble and it will find it difficult to overcome and build a thriving economy on the back of a divided society. Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor Francis Peterson says the education sector has a role to play.


The University of the Free State has extended the closing date for private accommodation applications after experiencing issues with its system. 


Students at the University of the Free State are wanting to shut down their University's Bloemfontein Campus due to NSFAS not paying their tuition fees and not receiving their NSFAS allowances. 

If you're a student at the University of Free State, then you need to register for ConnectYard to receive important module communications as well as official messages from your university. 

Universities such as the University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria and University of Free State have joined the Wits protest and are standing up against the police force. Higher Education protests became even louder following the death of an innocent bystander this week as a result of a police bullet.

The University of the Free State extended their closing date for the 2021 registration. They have done this to give students who have not registered yet the opportunity to do so.

The University of Free State Alumni has partnered with the online crowdfunding organization, Feenix to launch a campaign to help pay student fees. 

Are you interested in studying in the Free State? Well, keep on reading to find out how to track your University of the Free State application.

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

The University of Free State registration is open for some programmes for the 2021 academic year. Due to the restrictions put in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, registration will be taking place online.