University of the Free State History
University of the Free State is a South African higher education establishment located in Bloemfontein, Free State. The university was established as Grey College in 1904 and conferred university status in 1950. It adopted its present name in 2001 and currently enrols over 37000 students.
University of the Free State Programs, Courses, and Schools
University of the Free State comprises of eight academic divisions including Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Humanities, Theology and Religion, and Business which offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs.
University of the Free State offers programs in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Public Health, Nursing, Legal Studies, Agribusiness and Agricultural Sciences, Political Sciences, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Religious Studies to name a few.
University of the Free State Campuses
University of the Free State is based across three campuses in Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa in Free State Province, South Africa. Out of the three campuses two are based in Bloemfontein and the main campus houses the university’s administrative headquarters.
University of the Free State offers a range of facilities to students which include modern teaching facilities and laboratories, computer labs, well-stocked libraries, and sports courts and grounds. The university also offers parking spaces, student housing, recreational areas, and eating options on its campus.
University of the Free State Achievements
University of the Free State is ranked amongst top 350 universities globally to study Agriculture and Forestry by QS World University Rankings by subject. The university’s research output is also rated highly by QS Top Universities.
University of the Free State is also ranked 11th in South Africa and 28th in the African continent by US News and World Report. US News and World Report also ranks the university 949th in the list of Best Global Universities.
University of the Free State USP
University of the Free State is accredited by Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa and is a member of a number of professional bodies including Association of African Universities, and Universities South Africa.
University of the Free State also offers a range of scholarships and grants in form of tuition fee waivers in addition a number of distance learning programs. The university also partners with a number of America, European, and Asian universities to facilitate student exchange.
University of the Free State Notable Alumni
Bram Fischer (Lawyer), C.R. Swart (First State President of South Africa), P.W. Botha (Former South African Prime Minister), and Hansie Cronje (South African cricketer).
Average Academic Score
Bachelors: ZAR 33,250
Masters: ZAR 13,550
Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.
University of the Free State Rankings
Student Faculty Ratio
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