Residence life is a special experience. Staying in a UCT residence is an extension of students' university education, where they can benefit from all the facilities and services such as student learning centres, social and sporting activities, life-skills and peer-tutoring programmes.

A residence is a community in which one meets a range of diverse students and forges life-long friendships. For further information about applying for accommodation click here.

Many students who do not manage to secure student accommodation or are in their second or subsequent years of study stay in leased or private accommodation close to UCT. UCT has an Off-Campus Accommodation Bureau that advertises vacancies in private accommodation.