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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 must therefore privately arrange suitable accommodation as soon as possible after selection, and must  at least secure 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 critically important 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.