Application Documents for Admission to the UFS 2025

Application Documents for Admission to the UFS

Become a UFS student in 9 steps:

Step 1: Apply online or in hard copy (written).
Step 2: Your application form is processed. You will receive a student number. If you have not submitted the required documents, you will be requested to do so in order to finalise your application.
Step 3: You are conditionally admitted once you meet all the admission requirements.
Step 4: If you have applied for campus residence, you will now receive correspondence from Housing and Residence Affairs.
Step 5: If you are accepted when the final Grade 12 results become available, in January 2025, you will receive a letter of acceptance.
Step 6: You have to make prepayments five (5) days prior to registration in January 2025. Use your student number as the reference number.
Step 7: Register during January 2025.
Step 8: Get your study material and timetable after registration.
Step 9: Enjoy your classes, which start early February 2025.

Important dates

Applications open for 2025: 1 April 2025
Bloemfontein Campus Open Day:
13 May 2025
Qwaqwa Campus Open Day:
20 May 2025
Applications close for Health Sciences and Architecture:
31 May 2025

Apply to study in 2025: second semester

Visit https://apply.ufs.ac.za to access the application system.
Please note that not all programmes are offered in the second semester

Apply to study in 2025

Visit https://apply.ufs.ac.za to access the application system.

Application documents for admission for currently registered students

  • DV2 Form (Application to change an incomplete qualification (degree/diploma/certificate) and or campus of studies by a registered student.)
  • DV3 Form (Application form for registered students in their final year who wish to apply for a new qualification on completion of the qualification (degree/diploma/certificate) they are currently registered for.)

Together with the AP and language requirements as indicated in the 2025 Prospectus, you need the following:

– If an applicant did not pass the NSC with admission to Bachelor’s studies or the Senior Certificate (SC) with endorsement, he/she will have to apply for conditional exemption with USAf at mb.usaf.ac.za
– If an applicant wrote any other exam than the NSC, IEB or SC, he/she should apply for conditional exemption with USAf at mb.usaf.ac.za
– If an applicant completed a post-secondary school education and do not have admission to Bachelor’s studies or an endorsement, he/she should apply for conditional exemption with USAf at mb.usaf.ac.za

Selection forms

Education

The Humanities

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Economic and Management Sciences

Health Sciences

  • Application forms for selection at Health Sciences * You must also download and complete the DV1A form * for Undergraduate students Faculty of Health Sciences School of Medicine / School for Allied Health Professions / School of Nursing: M.B.,Ch.B. B.Sc. Radiation Sciences B.Sc Physiotherapy B. Optometry B.Sc Dietetics B. Occupational Therapy B.Soc.Sc (Nursing) B.A. Hons. (Human Movement Science)

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.