Get your dual-frequency card

Get your dual-frequency card

Dual-frequency cards improve the traffic flow and prevent possible delays at the gates.


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“Breakthroughs depend on people believing in their own ideas

“Breakthroughs depend on people believing in their own ideas”

Second TEDxUFS event presents a unique opportunity for students, staff members and the general public to mingle with influential speakers from across various disciplines.


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Moving towards creating a more accessible UFS for mobility

Moving towards creating a more accessible UFS for mobility-impaired students

Having the freedom to move around in an obstacle-free environment.


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SA women’s Hockey players give a recount of World League

Kovsie Hockey stars sizzled at World League

Nicole Walraven, Liné Malan and Tanya Britz gain invaluable insights for upcoming USSA tournament.



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Rugby players still a Kovsie pride

Rugby players still a Kovsie pride

Teaser: Four Kovsie players debut for Cheetahs in Super Rugby.


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Three Kovsie Hockey players to play in Hockey World League

Three Kovsie Hockey players to play in World League

Kovsie Hockey players hoisting the country’s flag high in Spain.


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Kovsie TV Launched

Kovsie TV Launched

“The [Kovsie] revolution will be televised!”


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Human Rights Desk takes up anti-xenophobia initiative

Human Rights Desk takes up anti-xenophobia initiative

Symposium and march unite students.


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About Kovsies

 About Kovsies

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The University of the Free State (UFS) with its Main Campus in Bloemfontein, the judicial capital of South Africa and in the heart of the country, is one of the oldest South African institutions of higher learning. Our two other campuses are the vibrant Qwaqwa Campus in the Eastern Free State and the smaller South Campus in Bloemfontein.

With the appointment of Prof. Jonathan Jansen as Vice-Chancellor and Rector on 1 July 2009, we entered a new, dynamic era. He is not only determined to lead the institution to become one of the best universities in the world; but also to distinguish our university from other universities. Prof. Jansen brings with him a new vision for the UFS and for the first time our university is poised to take a leading role in higher education in South Africa.

Our university is a multicultural, parallel-medium (English and Afrikaans) institution with a history intertwined with that of the Free State and South Africa and, to a growing extent, Africa and the rest of the world.

A full range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas are offered in seven faculties to more than 30 000 students, of which 26 000 students are studying on the Main Campus, 1 100 on the South Campus and 3 800 on the Qwaqwa Campus. A total of 2 900 staff members are working on all three campuses.

The faculties are:

  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Theology


We are committed to becoming:

  • a world-class, engaged university of excellence and innovation and place of scholarship for South Africa and Africa;
  • an equitable, diverse, non-racial, non-sexist, multicultural, multilingual university where everyone will experience a sense of belonging and achievement;
  • a learning organisation where institutional culture, structures and processes are continuously scrutinised and redesigned to remain optimally fit for purpose; and
  • an institution that treasures diversity as a source of strength and quality.

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Last updated: 06 February 2012 09:10