‘I’d rather wake up at 8’clock for nothing

‘I’d rather wake up at 8’clock for nothing than to sit at home’

The young philanthropist encourages students to take social responsibility and build their communities one holiday at a time.


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Afrikaans Language Day invites greater university community

Afrikaans Language Day invites greater university community to celebrate the language

Speaking Afrikaans no longer creates a barrier.


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2015/2016 SRC candidates announced

2015/2016 SRC candidates announced

Students in the run for places in 2015/2016 SRC.


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UFS attracts excellent and diverse students

UFS attracts excellent and diverse students

The university is fast becoming an institution of choice for first-generation students from across the country and beyond.


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Out of the ordinary lunch with Prof Jansen

Out of the ordinary lunch with Prof Jansen

In celebration of multiple siblings for the first time at the UFS.


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Social work students off to Sweden on exchange programme

Social work students off to Sweden on exchange programme

Two students to serve as UFS ambassadors at a European university.


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TEDxUFS conference - the highlight of the university’s innov

TEDxUFS conference - the highlight of the university’s innovative calendar

TEDxUFS organisers have taken it upon themselves to inspire the youth to “push the boundaries of society.”


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Armentum make their mark on Barefoot Day

Armentum make their mark on Barefoot Day

Supporters stepped out in their numbers to provide shoes for less fortunate school children.


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Team UFS flexes its debating muscles

Team UFS flexes its debating muscles

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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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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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