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Accommodation for Tygerberg Postgraduate Students

Please note that no dedicated longer-term postgraduate accommodation is available at the SU Tygerberg campus. Tygerberg campus residences fill up to capacity from allocating the available accommodation to a small proportion of undergraduate students​ in need of living quarters. As recently noted in a statement by SU's Deputy Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, Prof Deresh Ramjugernath, insufficient student accommodation at South Africa's institutions of higher education is a national challenge, from which SU is not exempt. Accommodation also comes at a premium in the sought after locations of the Western Cape. Postgraduate students are therefore urged to arrange suitable accommodation as soon as possible​ after selection, and must secure at least temporary accommodation before arriving in the area.

The following options may be considered:

When securing private accommodation, SU is not involved in placement. Instead, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the owner/lessor to enquire about availability and to secure a specific space. To avoid possible fraud or exploitative practices, it is imperative to read all aspects of rental contracts carefully before signing, and to avoid paying a deposit prior to viewing accommodation.

Similarly, it is the responsibility of the owner/lessor to ensure that the accommodation meets the required standards. Those interested in offering student accommodation, please see the SU Guidelines for Off-campus Private Student Housing Accreditation.