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UFS Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development and Extension Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of the Free State (UFS) Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development and Extension.

The demand for capacity and experts in the field of sustainable agriculture is continuously increasing. Through our academic programme offerings, we aim to develop agricultural specialists that can support sustainable agricultural practices, and in return support food security and socio-economic development. Our curricula are focused on developing professional knowledge and competences that will enable the graduates to provide leadership, strategic direction and support to local farmers and farming communities by promoting farming practices and methods that are profitable, environmentally sound and to the benefit of communities.

In addition our programme offerings address the global need for research, professional analytical and problem solving capacity, and provide solutions to sustainability in the field of agriculture. Sustainability in terms of food security, national resources and energy are key factors that inform the national and global development agenda.

The programme is designed to prepare graduates for careers in academic institutions, research and policy-making organisations, the agribusiness sector, government departments and non-governmental organisations.


Postgraduate Studies

Please note that all postgraduate applications close on 30 September every year.
All applications must be completed online, no hard copies or emails will be accepted.

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For more information, please contact us at or +27 51 401 9147.

Academic Enquiries

T: +27 51 401 2163

General Enquiries

Annanda Calitz
T: +27 51 401 2163

Programme Director  / Head of Department

Prof Johan Van Niekerk
T: +27 51 401 3765

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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