UFS Notice Board Information for Prospective students

UFS Notice Board

Free State Open Fencing competition

This is an invitation to attend the Free State Open Fencing competition and see top fencers in action. It is also an opportunity to see what fencing is all about and to join the Kovsie Fencing Club.

Fencers from across the country will be competing in different disciplines over the weekend and spectators are welcome to attend.

Date: 18 and 19 March

Time(s): 07:30 – 16:00

Place: Exercise and Sport Sciences Building (132) (old BOK), UFS Bloemfontein Campus

Information at versterw@ufs.ac.za or mariet@blou.net

Students or staff that are interested in joining the Kovsie Fencing Club can contact Wanda Verster versterw@ufs.ac.za. You can also contact Mariet Schröder at mariet@blou.net.

Beginners are very welcome. We offer a beginners course that will teach you everything you need to know. The course includes rental of the equipment.

Students and staff of any age can join as beginners.

Students will also be able to compete in the USSA fencing competition in Cape Town in July.

Mariet Schröder 082 882 7627

Wanda Verster 051 401 2500

Ben Zwane zwanemb@ufs.ac.za

 

PROVISIONAL REGISTERED STUDENTS

 

If you are provisionally registered, remember to make additional payments on/before 1 April 2025 to secure your registration.

Please contact the Student Finance Offices if you have made the required payments or if you need assistance or advice.

 

Leadership Development Training – 2025

 

Attention KOVSIES!
Are you a current or potential LEADER?
Join us for essential and dynamic LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING!

 

 

Invitation: UFS DiMTEC Symposium on Climate Resilience and Water

KovsieLife astronaut-1849402 klThe Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC) will host a symposium on: Climate resilience and water. Cosmonaut, Dr Dumitru Prunariu from Romania, is the keynote speaker at this event. Dr Prunariu, President of the World Cosmonaut Society, was an astronaut on Soyuz 40 and worked in the Salyut 6 space station. He will discuss the contribution of space research to a more resilient globe.

Attendance fee for students: Free

 

KPMG hotline to combat corruption and fraud at UFS

 

 

Tuition Fee Account

Remember to settle your Tuition Fee Account in FULL to view your results. Thank you.

 

UFS amends formula for the allocation of merit bursaries

Prospective and current students encouraged to excel academically.

The University of the Free State (UFS) has amended the formula for the allocation of academic merit bursaries. The decision to amend the allocation was taken, inter alia, to encourage prospective and current students to excel academically.

Regarding new first-year students, academic merit bursaries will be awarded as follows as from 2016:

Admission Point 38 − 41 or M-score of 43 − 46 = R5 050

Admission Point 42 or M-score of 47 = R7 850

Admission Point 43+ or M-score of 48 = R13 500

Regarding senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, the calculation factor used for the calculation of academic merit bursary amounts will be amended at the end of 2015 from .80 to .50 for 2016.

 

Purchasing with Student Card

Where meals, books and computer items can be purchased with your student card

 

Protecting you and the campus

Protecting you and the campus is the main objective of Protection Services. This includes ensuring the safety of your electronic devices. From the beginning of the third term, cellphones, laptops, and tablets can be engraved with your personal details. The new high-tech engraving machine will be launched at the Student Centre on the Thakaneng Bridge, and will henceforth be available at Protection Services during office hours.

You need to present a student card and identity document to access the service.

For more information, contact Mr Mokgawa Kobe on 051 401 3438 051 401 3438.

 

New student card – eduxtras

How to apply: The Finance Department will be issuing a new student card in 2015: the eduxtras card. ONLY the following persons need to apply for this card: 1. New students who don’t have a card (issued free of charge) 2. Students using their cards to buy meals and books (old card exchanged for new card free of charge) 3. Students who lost their cards (R65 payable) Get your card at:

1. Bloemfontein Campus: Examination Hall 5 or Thakaneng Bridge

2. Qwaqwa Campus: Student Card Office

Enquire telephonically at 051 401 2799 or 051 401 3337 or send an email to: klasgelde@ufs.ac.za or tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za


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.