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University of the Free State

History

  • From a humble start in 1904, the UFS became a well-known institution, boasting 164 NRF-accredited researchers and 2 521 staff members. 
  • Our students can participate in 22 different sport disciplines and study from 671 182 library books, including 14 000 ebooks. 
  • Our ever-expanding facilities and knowledge base present many opportunities for scholars to impact locally and globally.

Education

  • Since 1904, the UFS has grown steadily as an internationally recognised university, with scholars who continue to influence global growth. 
  • Today, we have several international partnerships and a growing number of international students gracing our campuses. This all contribute to a rich, diverse body of knowledge and skills.

Research

  • The next stage in the evolution of universities has been the ‘entrepreneurial university’, with universities partaking in the creation of a business future, and issues such as venture creation, incubation, and risk management becoming important.The fourth stage, in which some are already participating, but which for many remains a ‘future stage’, is the ‘knowledge platform university’. 
  • This type of university sees its responsibility to build the knowledge markets and platforms of the knowledge society. 
  • And so the university and parts of the university form partnerships to establish research consortia and research platforms, industry clusters and platforms, and creative commons and open-source platforms.

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University of the Free State Scholarships

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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
International Conference Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Financial Scholarships
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
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Coefficient
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Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
31 May 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
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Wiingy
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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
801
2023
801
2022
-
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
-
2022
901
2021
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
1001
2023
-
2022
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
875 50
2022
925
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Housing services

  • A variety of accommodation options exist, both on the campuses and in the residential areas surrounding the university. Accommodation is not guaranteed when an applicant is accepted as a student.
  • The UFS has only single-sex residences which cater for senior and junior students in single or double rooms, with shared bathrooms. 
  • Senior students may also qualify for on-campus apartments. Rooms in residences are furnished with a bed, desk, chair, and curtains and are equipped with central heating and Internet access. Residences for women have access control.

Library services

  • Sasol Library
  • Frik Scott Library (in the Medical Faculty)
  • Music Library (in the Odeion School of Music)
  • Neville Alexander (South Campus) Library
  • Computer Laboratory – Thakaneng Bridge

Campus life

  • The University of the Free State (UFS) receives visitors on a daily basis throughout the year. The Bloemfontein campus of the university is easily accessible from all parts of the city.
  • The vibrant Qwaqwa Campus in the picturesque Eastern Free State serves a rapidly growing number of rural students from the immediate area and surrounding provinces.
  • Our South Campus provides alternative access to higher education for promising students who did not obtain the required marks in their final school examinations. Several programmes are in place that off er students the opportunity to access higher education.

Sports facilities

  • With 22 sporting codes to choose from, the UFS is an important incubator for participants in team and individual sports. We have produced more than 80 national athletes, of which 15 were world champions and/or participated in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. More than 100 Springbok and sevens rugby players studied with us, and UFS netball delivered three national captains and a total of 20 Proteas. 
  • We have also been the national university tennis champions for twelve years running.

Student clubs

  • The Social Work Student Association (SWSA) is a student body representing registered social work students. The SWSA exist, in its own right and according to the rules, regulations and Constitution of the Institutional Student Representative Council (ISRC) and the Department of Social Work of the University of the Free State (UFS), even in the event of changes to its membership or executive committee members”.
  • The primary aim of the SWSA is to guide students of the Department of Social Work towards excellence by improving their educational standards and promoting the moral and ethical code of the profession.

  • Council on Higher Education (CHE)
  • Central and East European Management Development Association 
  • International Accreditation (CEEMAN IQA)

Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

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