The University of the Free State was established in Bloemfontein in 1904 as the Grey University College with six students.
Today UFS has over 33 000 students stretched across their main campus in the Free State capital and the Qwaqwa satellite campus.
Overlooking the vibrant City of Roses, the 111-year-old institution boasts more than 100 departments and seven faculties, which include economic and management sciences; education; law; theology; and more.
The university promotes multilingualism by offering classes in Afrikaans and English.
UFS’s Disaster Risk Management and Education Centre for Africa produces the only postgraduate qualification in disaster management offered on the continent.
The institution is home to the only permanent resident string quartet at a South African university, the Odeion String Quartet, which plays an integral part in the development of classical and orchestral music training in the Free State.
You can find the University of the Free State at 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein, 9301.
For all of the university’s course information and application process visit University of the Free State.