University of the Free State UFS Qwaqwa Campus

University of the Free State UFS Qwaqwa Campus

Situated in the scenic sandstone mountains of Phuthaditjhaba in the Eastern Free State, our Qwaqwa Campus attracts students from across the continent, with the majority from the Eastern Free State and western KwaZulu-Natal.This campus offers programmes in the Faculties of the Humanities, Education, Economic and Management Sciences, as well as Natural and Agricultural Sciences, with postgraduate teaching in various centres of excellence. Our main consideration is that the learning programmes, research, academic interventions, and community-service learning opportunities are socially and educationally responsive to the region. The on-campus research hubs produce valuable knowledge, of which many have a local focus.

With the influx of postgraduate students from around the globe, Qwaqwa Campus is probably the fastest growing rural campus in South Africa. To address the recent growth spurt, existing buildings were renovated, the infrastructure updated, and new building added. The huge investment in infrastructure makes it one of the best equipped rural campuses, with a spacious layout, modern lecture theatres, and comfortable residences.

Various male, female, and day residence accommodate students’ living, learning, and social needs. With floodlit stadia, athletic tracks, netball and basketball courts catering for sport talent and aspiration.


Qwaqwa Campus
Private Bag X13
+27 58 718 5000