University of the Free State

University of the Free State Ranking

country rank: 10
world rank: 1936

University Overview

University of the Free State ranking was founded in 1904 as a non-profit public higher education school in the medium city of Bloemfontein (population range of 250,000-499,999 people), Free State. A branch campus of this school may be found at Qwaqwa. University of the Free State ranking (UFS) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational South African higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa. In a variety of fields of study, the University of the Free State (UFS) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees like as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 116-year-old South African university maintains a rigorous admission criteria based on candidates’ previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. UFS also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

University of the Free State Ranking

University Identity

Name University of the Free State
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

Yearly Tuition Range

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

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

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

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
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


Memberships and Affiliations

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

Social Media

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