A variety of accommodation options are offered by the university, i.e. on-campus and off-campus accommodation situated in the surrounding residential areas. On-campus accommodation is not guaranteed when an applicant is accepted as a student. The application form for campus accommodation is attached to the application form for admission. Please ensure that the form is completed correctly to avoid delays. 
For more information, please consult the UFS website and navigate as follows: 

  1. In your browser, enter
  2. Click on the Students tab 
  3. Click on Residences 
  4. Select Female or Male residences
  5. Complete relevant form and submit 


On-campus accommodation is difficult to come by unless students reserve rooms. Single-sex residences cater for senior and junior students and offer single or double rooms with shared bathrooms, or apartments (senior students only). Rooms in residences are furnished with a bed, desk, chair, curtains, and linen. All residences have access control. The cost of accommodation in a campus residence varies between R1 800 and R3 180 per month (excluding meals). Visit for more information. 

Some residences have communal kitchens, although students could also make use of two dining halls offering three meals per day on a meal-account payment system, or a variety of cafeterias. 


  • No travel expenses / You do not need a car or commute by bus or taxi to campus. 
  • You do not have to buy furniture. 
  • There are always other people around, so you can interact with different students. 
  • You are within walking distance of shopping malls.

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