About the UFS (University of the Free State)
The University of the Free State (UFS) is an esteemed institution of higher learning in South Africa, with a rich history that dates back to 1904 when it opened its doors in Bloemfontein as the Grey University College. Initially, the college offered Humanities courses to only six students, but today, it has grown into a multi-campus institution with two campuses in Bloemfontein and one in Qwaqwa in the Eastern Free State. With over 40 000 students across its seven faculties, the UFS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive academic environment that attracts international students and promotes community engagement.
Over the past 119 years, the UFS has produced top-quality graduates who have excelled in various fields. The institution’s comprehensive student support initiatives are a key differentiator and have contributed to some of the highest success rates in the country. The UFS prioritizes producing graduates who are highly sought-after in the global job market. To achieve this goal, it maintains a network of industry partners, collaborates closely with public and private sectors, and continually renews its curriculum and programs to produce highly employable graduates.
About the UFS (University of the Free State) Honours Bursary 2023
UFS (University of the Free State) is offering a bursary programme for Honours students who are in need of immediate financial aid to support their education. The UFS (University of the Free State) Honours Bursary is a program that aims to promote inclusivity and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Once accepted into the program, you will receive support and resources to help you succeed in pursuing your academic qualifications. The bursary is intended for individuals who exhibit exceptional academic performance and possess commendable qualities as students. If you meet the eligibility criteria, we strongly encourage you to apply for this opportunity.
It’s worth noting that the bursary will only provide partial cover for tuition fees and will not cover any outstanding fees from previous years. As a recipient of the bursary, you will be required to attend the compulsory CGS Research Capacity Development workshop, which will equip you with valuable skills and knowledge to help you excel in your academic pursuits. The workshop will provide training in areas such as research methodology, academic writing, and presentation skills, among others. The goal is to help you develop the necessary skills to become a successful researcher and contribute to your field of study.
If you are interested in applying for the UFS (University of the Free State) Honours Bursary, you are encouraged to sign up. However, if you are unsure whether you meet the requirements, please review them carefully and compare them against your qualifications to determine if you are a good fit. Meeting all of the mentioned criteria increases your chances of acceptance, while failure to do so may not automatically disqualify you but could reduce your chances of being accepted.
The UFS (University of the Free State) Honours Bursary Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
- Have successfully completed Matric and an undergraduate degree (at any institution) within the minimum prescribed period
- Not be pursuing an undergraduate degree (regardless of the degree for which you are enrolled)
- Not already hold an Honours or final year BTech Degree
- Have attained a minimum average of 65% for undergraduate studies
- Intend to pursue a full-time first Honours qualification at the University of the Free State in J23
- Not have received funding from the Centre for Graduate Support in previous years
- Not be registered for the second year of an Honours degree
- Not be employed, or receiving any government bursary/scholarship award (including the NRF), or the UFS Staff Study Benefit/Remission on tuition fees
- Not be enrolled in or intending to study towards a Postgraduate Diploma qualification, including Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
- Demonstrate a strong academic ability
- Hold either South African citizenship or international student status.
Apply online: UFS (University of the Free State) Honours Bursary 2023.
Applicants who did not finish their undergraduate degree at UFS will need to send in our academic track records (in PDF format) to this email address: [email protected] (Candidates will need to insert the words “Application for UFS Honours Funding” and your UFS student number in the Subject Line of the Email)
Applicants who did finish their undergraduate degree at UFS are not requried to submit your academic record as it will be accessed by the Centre for Graduate Support.
To access the website mentioned above, it is recommended that you use Google Chrome as your web browser. Once on the site, please ensure that you provide the most relevant and accurate responses by entering them into the appropriate fields. All personal information submitted should correspond to your actual circumstances.
If you prefer, you may apply using your mobile device as it is more practical than a computer. For Android devices, Google Chrome is automatically available and no other browser installation is necessary.
By submitting your application, you are consenting to the selection committee’s use of your personal information for registration purposes. Please note that all applications will undergo a review and vetting process to ensure their legitimacy. Any false information provided will result in disqualification from the registration period.
It is essential to use the provided portal to process your application, as submissions made through other methods such as hand delivery or fax will not be accepted by the selection committee.
Applications for the UFS (University of the Free State) Honours Bursary must be submitted before the closing date on 28 February 2023.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered by the selection committee. Contributions sent after the deadline won’t be recognized while registration is open.
It is encouraged that applicants submit their applications as soon as feasible. You will then have some time to thoroughly assess the information in your applications. Please have your applications ready as soon as possible.
UFS (University of the Free State) reserves the rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.