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Centre for Financial Planning Law – Programmes in Estate and Trust Administration

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The University of the Free State (UFS) is one of the oldest universities in South Africa, and celebrated its centenary in 2004. The University is a multicultural and multilingual institution with parallel-medium instruction (English and Afrikaans).

The UFS, through its Centre for Financial Planning Law, was the first academic institution in South Africa to offer formal financial planning education and celebrated its 10 year existence in 2011.

The Centre for Financial Planning Law offers students the unique opportunity to attain the necessary academic qualification and skills to become fiduciary practitioners who will be able to provide advice on a multitude of platforms including administration of trusts, estate planning, administration of deceased estates, drafting of wills and legislative issues surrounding the fiduciary services industry.

This programme is the only programme that is currently endorsed by the Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa as a relevant qualification to be awarded the FPSA® designation. If a student passes this programme they will not be required to write the FPSA® Board Examinations if they want to apply for FPSA® status. The passing of this programme will automatically award a candidate 2 of the 4 requirements to obtain their FPSA® status namely the academic and examination requirements.

Contact Person
Drina Labuschagne
Tel: 051 401 2638
Email address:

Please visit the University of the Free State – Centre for Financial Planning Law here. The Curriculum and Information Guide as well as the Registration Form are available on the website page.