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Accommodation

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 a third-party online platform, UCT provides students with a wide variety of high-quality, secure, and suitably furnished private accommodation within walking distance of the campus or the UCT Jammie shuttle route.

Most study abroad and exchange students live in private houses in the areas immediately surrounding campus. Here, you will live with other study abroad students, have easy access to UCT’s shuttle service, and be conveniently placed for your studies on campus as well as cultural activities, local facilities and night life.

We will assist you in arranging accommodation before you arrive in Cape Town. Email ssa@uct.ac.za for more information.