Accommodation Solutions For UJ Students


Application to UJ? Done. Accepted at UJ? Done. Now, you just need to figure out where you're going to live if you're not going to live at home. Let us help.

Getting your application done and hearing that you've applied calls for celebration. Okay, now before you get more excited, you're going to need to figure out where you'll be living if you choose to not live at home while you are studying. Let's see what options you have. 

On-Campus Residences

Auckand Park Kingsway Campus Residences

  • ​Magnolia (Junior Women)
  • Impumelelo (Junior Women)
  • Moshate Heights (Junior Women)
  • Lebone (Junior Women)
  • Karibu-Jamii (Junior Women)
  • Afslaan (Junior Mixed)
  • Maqhawe (Junior Men)
  • Cornerstone (Junior Men)
  • Oppierif (Junior Men)
  • Thomas Sankara (Senior Mixed)
  • Gloucester
  • Faranani

Auckland Pack Bunting Road Campus Residences

  • Goudstad
  • Kilimanjaro​ (Junior Men)
  • Horizon (Junior Women)
  • Mayine (Senior Mixed)
  • Ndlovukazi

Doornfontein Campus Residences

  • Gauta (Junior Women)
  • Lesedi (Senior Mixed)
  • Habitat (Senior Men) 
  • Phumlani (Junior Women)
  • Robin Crest (Junior Men)
  • Kopano House (Junior Men)
  • Akanani (Junior Men)
  • Takalani (Women)

Soweto Campus Residences

  • Ulwazi (Junior Mixed)
  • ​Hector Pieterson​ (Senior Mixed)
  • ​YMCA (Junior Men)
  • YWCA (Junior Women)

Day Houses

The University also offers Day Houses. These are there for students who live in private accommodation. They can participate in residence life activities, while becoming part of a family with brothers and sisters from different backgrounds.

Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Day Houses

  • Akani (Women)
  • Azania (Women)
  • Jabali (Men)
  • Falcons (Men)

Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus Day Houses

  • ​Ikhayalethu 

Doornfontein Campus Day Houses

  • Abeillies

Soweto Campus Day Houses

  • Pishon of Soweto

For more information on how to apply for these residences and day houses, click here.

Some Off-Campus Options

Kingsway Place is an accredited off-campus accommodation option for UJ student. They offer premium student accommodation and is a student safe haven with a unique hospitality approach to service, for total peace of mind. Visit their website for more information.

The Fields is within walking distance of UJ’s Doornfontein campus. Not only is this accommodation stylish but they also have a jam-packed res-life calendar lined up for you. Click here for more information.

Saratoga Village offers you modern, apartment style living with many facilities and you have easy access to UJ's Doornfontein Campus. Click here for more information.

You can find a list of various off-campus residences approved by the University here along with contact information should you be interested.

DigsConnect is also a good avenue for students to take when they are searching for accommodation. They make finding accommodation easier for students as their website is tailored for students. Read our article on DigsConnect here to get more information. 

There are also always options such as Gumtree, Junkmail ads, property websites and Facebook where advertisements for property can be found.  




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