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Your bursary or your National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary might pay your student room rent. NSFAS pays for student rooms on campus and selected off-campus accommodation. You do not need to pay a rental deposit as NSFAS will pay it for you.

1. HOW TO GET RESIDENCY ACCOMMODATION (ON CAMPUS)

  • Complete the ACCOMMODATION section on the university application form

  • Pay a deposit

  • If your application is not successful, your deposit is refunded to you (University of Johannesburg keeps 10% as administrative cost)

2. HOW TO FIND A ROOM OFF CAMPUS

  • Try to find a room close to your campus (within walking distance)

  • Check if it is NSFAS-approved

  • Visit the place and check the security and space before you sign for it

  • If it is suitable, move quickly to secure the room or you’ll be left with poor choices!

3. POPULAR STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

  • SouthPoint (Braamfontein)                                              www.staysouthpoint.co.za                         

  • Uni-Stay                                                                             www.uni-stay.co.za

  • City Waldorf (Joburg CBD)                                              www.citywaldorf.com - 011 492 0684 (via Bree St is best. Offers a shuttle and wifi.)

  • The Yards (Braamfontein)                                                 www.theyards.co.za - 071 999 1246        

  • The Richmond                                                                   www.richmondlife.co.za

  • Kingsway Place                                                                  www.kingswayplace.co.za

  • Student Digz (Braamfontein)                                            www.studentdigz.co.za 

  • Gateway Student Accommodation (Doornfontein)       www.gateway.im (Please note there is a water shortage and sometimes the wifi is down) 

  • Kelvin House Student Accommodation                          www.mpholdings.co.za