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The IAPO team will assist you in arranging accommodation before your arrival in Cape Town. For more information, email

Forest Hill UCT Residence
Forest Hill: one of UCT's students residences

UCT offers limited on-campus accommodation (about 6 000 beds for the entire student body of 29 000 students). Those who choose on-campus accommodation enjoy a diverse residence life and are conveniently located close to campus. Accommodation in the on-campus residence halls is provided in single rooms in shared apartments. Senior students share kitchen and recreational facilities in these self-catering residences.

A range of off-campus accommodation options are also available. Working with its partner, EduBed, the university provides students with a wide variety of high-quality, secure, suitably furnished private accommodation within walking distance of the campus or a UCT Jammie shuttle route.

Once you have been accepted to study at UCT, you will receive an invitation to visit the Edubed website to view the available accommodation. Edubed is a closed site and is only available to students by invitation.