University of Cape Town UCT Hostels and Accommodation

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University of Cape Town UCT Hostels and Accommodation

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University of Cape Town UCT offers accommodation services to students. After gaining admission into the University, prospective students have an option to book with the Dean of Students office and the available rooms are allocated on first come, first serve basis.

Staying in school’s residence is an extension of your university education, and you can benefit from a range of facilities and services including PC labs, network connections, social and sporting activities.

On-Campus Accommodation

University of Cape Town UCT has a three-tier residence system that provides different services, governance and management in each tier. The policy and criteria for admission to student housing assume that a new student will initially enter a first-tier (compulsory) residence and subsequently move to a second-tier (senior catering or self-catering) residence or into third-tier (semi-autonomous self-catering) accommodation. This section gives some information on each of these tiers, and the residence halls, flats or houses within each tier

First-Tier Accommodation: First-tier residences provide accommodation for undergraduate men and women students, who are new to the school.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO FIRST-TIER ACCOMMODATION

Meeting some admission criteria may guarantee you an offer of residence, while meeting others may make you eligible for an offer. The minimum criteria for admission to student accommodation is that you must have:

  1. applied for student housing in your application, or amended your application to include an application for student housing.
  2. been made an offer (conditional or firm) of admission, at any time, for the academic year.

Please contact Students Affairs Office for more information about criteria for admission to student accommodation.

 

Second-Tier Accommodation: This type of accommodation is provided for continuing students.

Third-Tier Accommodation: Third-tier residences provide accommodation for postgraduate students.

Please contact Students Affairs Office for more information about criteria for admission to student accommodation.

NOTE:

All student rooms in residences, houses and flats are equipped with basic furniture – a bed, cupboard, desk, chair, bookcase, wastepaper bin, curtains and notice board. No sheets, blankets, pillows or towels are provided. Students are expected to provide and launder their own bed linen, and clean their own rooms. Vacuum cleaners and other cleaning materials are provided. Students in self-catering accommodation have access to a fridge and stove, but need their own cooking utensils and crockery.

Sharing a Room in Residence

Half of all first-year students is accommodated in double rooms. It may be possible for you to share a room with a friend who has been accepted into the same residence. The warden of your allocated residence should be informed in advance of your arrival. If you or your roommate decides that you would prefer to share a room with someone else in the same residence, talk to your warden or sub-warden, who will, where possible, make arrangements suitable to all.

Off-Campus Accommodation

Prospective students are to note that, Students who do not get accommodation within the University are housed at privately owned hostel facilities. However, the Dean of Students Department are very committed to assist prospective students in identifying suitable and conducive hostels, and ensuring that welfare and security of students in hostels are protected. These hostels are within close proximity to the University and have been accredited by the University. Many students in their second or subsequent years of study stay in leased or private accommodation. Off Campus Student Accommodation Services advertises vacancies in private accommodation.

 

General contacts

Postal address

University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

Contact numbers and email addresses

Should the contact number or email address you require not appear below please use the Google search at the top of the screen or browse the A–Z lists on the UCT mainStaff and Students websites.

UCT switchboard: +27 (0)21 650 9111

The web manager can only be of assistance with website-related queries, not IT-related queries. For the latter (including queries about online systems and email), please contact IT Helpdesk on +27 (0)21 650 4500.

If you have queries about Vula, please contact the Vula Helpdesk. Queries related to student self-service (PeopleSoft) must be sent to Student Support Services.

Faculties Email address Contact numbers
Commerce com-faculty@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4375
+27 (0)21 650 4369
website
Engineering & the Built Environment ebe-faculty@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2699
+27 (0)21 650 3782
website
Graduate School of Business info@gsb.uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 406 1922
+27 (0)21 421 5510
website
Health Sciences (Undergraduate) fhs-ug-admiss@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 406 6328
+27 (0)21 650 3002 (HSF Reception)
website
Health Sciences (Postgraduate) fhs-pg-admiss@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 406 6340
+27 (0)21 650 3002 (HSF Reception)
website
Humanities (Undergraduate) hum-ugrad@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2717
+27 (0)21 686 7469
website
Humanities (Postgraduate) hum-postgrad@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2691
+27 (0)21 650 5751
website
Law law-studies@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3086
+27 (0)21 650 5662
website
Science sci-science@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2712
+27 (0)21 650 2710
website
Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) ched@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2645
+27 (0)21 650 5045
website
General enquiries
Accounts: Creditors fnd-creditors@uct.ac.za
Accounts: Debtors fnd-debtors@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 5270/2143
Accounts: Fees fnd-fees@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 1704
Admissions / Applications admissions@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2128
Campus Protection Services    +27 (0)21 650 2222/3
Communication & Marketing CMD contacts    +27 (0)21 650 4847/3730
Disability Service dsa-disabilityservice@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2427
+27 (0)21 650 3794
Educare educare@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3522
+27 (0)21 689 8078
Exam queries examsoffice@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3692/4
Emergencies    +27 (0)21 650 2222
Fees Office fnd-feeenq@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 1704
Finance Helpdesk fnd-finance@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2111
Graduation queries graduation@uct.ac.za
Human Resources HR Contacts
International students iapo@uct.ac.za    +27 21 650 2822/3740
+27 (0)21 650 5667
IT Helpdesk (ICTS) icts-helpdesk@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4500
Libraries libraries@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3134
Maintenance (buildings)    +27 (0)21 650 4321
National Benchmark Tests adp-aarp@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3523
+27 (0)21 650 5045
Off-Campus Student Accommodation Services (OCSAS) ocsas@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4934
Payment and Procurement Services (PPS) Helpdesk fnd-purch@uct.ac.za
Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office pgfunding@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3622
+27 (0)21 650 4352
Protea Hotel Mowbray reservations1@phmowbray.co.za
Offers special rates for staff & students
   +27 (0)21 442 5300
website
Research and Innovation researchvisibility@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4015
Sports and recreation Kiran Maharaj    +27 (0)21 650 7328
Staff Housing Nomonde Sikiti
Melissa Patience
   +27 (0)21 650 2975
+27 (0)21 650 1048
Student Affairs Nadierah Pienaar    +27 (0)21 650 3535
+27 (0)21 650 5011
Student Development Office Nolindo Wabani    +27 (0)21 650 5389
+27 (0)21 650 5011
Student Housing and Residence Life res@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2977
+27 (0)21 650 4014
Student Orientation and Advocacy Centre UCTOrientation@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 5082
Student Records (academic records & transcripts) reg-records@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3595
+27 (0)21 650 5714
Student Representative Council (SRC) src@uct.ac.za
Student Systems Support (student self-service) sss-helpdesk@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 5227
Summer School ems@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2888
Switchboard / general enquiries    +27 (0)21 650 9111
Traffic enquiries traffic@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3314
UCT Careers Service careers.service@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2497
UCT Retirement Fund uctrf-enquiries@uct.ac.za
Undergraduate financial aid financialaid@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3545
Vacation accommodation vacation@uct.ac.za     +27 (0)21 650 1050/1
Vula Helpdesk help@vula.uct.ac.za
Welcome Centre     +27 (0)21 650 3121

 

Office hours Monday to Friday

Admissions
(Middle Campus)
08:30 – 16:30
Fees Office
(Middle Campus)
Counter: 09:00 – 15:30 (Mon – Fri)
Phone enquiries: 08:30 – 16:30
(Mon – Fri, Thurs from 09:30)
International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO)
(Middle Campus)
08:30 – 16:30 (Mon – Thurs)
08:30 – 16:00 (Fri)
Student Housing
(Middle Campus)
08:00 – 16:30
Receipts Cashier
(Middle Campus)
09:00 – 15:30

Vice-Chancellorvc@uct.ac.za

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