Once you receive a letter of offer for an academic place, it is important that you confirm your acceptance of the offer, as soon as possible, in order to secure your place. Should you receive an offer for a place in UCT residence, then you ought to secure your residence offer within the specified period. A reply form is attached to the offer letter.
The University of Cape Town has over 28 000 students, but unfortunately can only offer accommodation in a university residence to 6 000 students. Therefore, the demand is high and by far exceeds availability.
In case you did not obtain UCT campus housing, the Off-Campus Student Accommodation Services (OCSAS) can assist you in finding accommodation offered by private landlords in surrounding areas. Please visit their website for more information.
Another housing option is EduBed, an online housing platform. Students can view an online catalogue and book their housing the platform. For more information, visit their website.
Both off-campus accommodation options, through the UCT OCSAS and EduBed are vetted by a UCT staff member to ensure that the property meets the minimum norms and standards for student housing,
Once housing is identified, students need to liaise directly with the landlord when interested. If you have any further queries about UCT Accommodation, please email Edubed.