University Residences

Stellenbosch University can accommodate about 6 000 students in approximately 31 university residences and other university accommodation on the Stellenbosch Campus. The five residences on the Tygerberg Campus, where the Faculty of Health Sciences is situated, house a further 1 000 students. Most Maties studying on these two campuses (there are more than 30 000 students in total) make use of private accommodation in Stellenbosch and its environs.

Students who are placed in any one of these residences are under the supervision of a Residential Head. The Residential Head, in turn, is assisted by a house committee. In each residence there are also mentors. Mentors are senior students who are appointed in residences and Private Student Organizations (students who live privately) to assist new students with their adjustment to university life. Each new student should have access to a mentor. The mentor already plays an important role during the welcoming period with general assistance regarding university life queries and psychosocial support. Through the mentor, the new students have the opportunity to partake in the Wellness programme of the University, which aims to enhance the wellness of students throughout the year.

Residence facilities

  • Each room has a network point for connecting your own computer to the University's network, electronic information resources, the Internet and web-based e-learning tools.
  • Laundry facilities
  • A common "living room" area for socialising, watching TV or just "hanging out"
  • All the women's residences, and some of the men's, also have a communal and/or private lounge area where visitors can be received and entertained.
  • Most of the residences boast lovely courtyards and/or gardens for play and relaxation.

Important Information

Residence placement policy
Management guidelines for implimentation of placement policy 2016
What prospective studente should know when they apply for residence
Terms and conditions
Meals in residences
Halaal meals on Stellenbosch Campus
Cost of residences 




 Huis ten Bosch

 Huis Marais
 Huis Visser

 Huis Neethling




 Huis MacDonald
 Huis de Villiers
 Russel Botman House


 Huis Francie van Zijl
 Ubuntu House

Guest Accommodation

The University owns apartments ideally located on campus. These apartments are available to academics (local and international), seminar-, conference-, workshop and/or short course attendants as well as parents and visitors during graduation ceremonies.

Zenobia Davids
T: 021 808 9568