The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the center of South Africa. Bloemfontein is part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Free State, and serves as the capital of the province, as well as the Judicial Capital of South Africa.
This beautiful city is also known as the ‘City of Roses’, due to the many roses that bloom all around the city during summer. However, Bloemfontein’s true beauty lies in its people. Residents are known to be exceptionally generous and friendly. Considering the city’s affordability, you can hardly imagine a more ideal study destination! You will be welcomed in a lovely setting, without spending a fortune on living and recreation.
Bloemfontein is big enough to provide you with all the services you need, but also small enough to maintain a peaceful study atmosphere, with much of the natural, architectural, and historical legacy of central South Africa interwoven into this modern, developing city. The UFS is very fortunate to call Bloemfontein our home.
This lively city, with the heart, caring character, and tranquility of a big town, is the economic, educational, and medical-care hub for a vast inland area of South Africa. We trust that our city, with its fascinating mix of diversity and tradition, will charm you as a student of the University of the Free State. We look forward to welcoming you!