University of the Free State

country rank  10
world rank  1459

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University Overview

Established in 1904, University of the Free State is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Bloemfontein (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Free State. This institution also has a branch campus in Qwaqwa. Officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa, University of the Free State (UFS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational South African higher education institution. University of the Free State (UFS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 116 years old South African higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UFS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UFS
Founded 1904
Motto In Veritate Sapientiae Lux
In Truth is the Light of Wisdom
Colours Navy blue and cherry red

University Location

Address PO Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300 Free State
South Africa
Tel +27 (51) 401 9111
Fax +27 (51) 401 2765
Other locations Qwaqwa

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office 205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Bloemfontein 9301
(051) 401 3363

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of the Free State's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)
  • National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

Academic Structure


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