American Fund of the University of the Free State

• In Truth is the Light of Wisdom •

University of the Free State (ZA) A Project of U | KBFUS Funds

Inspiring excellence. Transforming lives.

The University of the Free State (UFS) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Africa. It opened its doors in 1904 on the Bloemfontein Campus with a mere six students in the Humanities. Since then, our institution has grown to more than 31 000 students, spread across seven faculties over three campuses.

In addition to the founding campus, the university has a South Campus in Bloemfontein. This smaller campus provides alternative access to higher education for promising students who have not obtained the required marks in their final school examinations. Our vibrant Qwaqwa Campus in the Eastern Free State serves a rapidly-growing number of rural students from the immediate area and surrounding provinces.

The changes taking place at the university continue to capture the imagination of people everywhere, including the international media, and our growing base of international universities.

Inspiring excellence. Transforming lives. These objectives are the driving forces at the heart of the UFS. Through our Human and Academic Projects, we are a university internationally recognized for human reconciliation and compassion as well as for excellence in academic achievement.

UFS at a glance
• 111 years old
• over 31 000 students
• over 4 000 faculty and support staff
• 3 campuses
• 50 satellite campuses
• 7 faculties
• over 100 departments

Your generosity can help fund a future.

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "American Fund of the University of the Free State" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.