Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate residences available:

Tuksdorp  | . Jakaranda  |  Protea Mbalenhle  |  Xayata  |  Hippokrates



Applications for postgraduate residences open in March every year for new prospective students and at the start of the second semester for current students.

Only students who are applying for a postgraduate study programme or who are enrolled for a postgraduate study programme may apply for postgraduate residences.

Prospective postgraduate students may apply for residences together with their initial application to study at the University by indicating “YES” on the “Residence Interest” tab on the online application.

Should a student decide to apply for University accommodation after having applied to the University, they can apply visa their UP Student Portal.


Prospective postgraduates


The application for postgraduate residences will be processed and considered once the student has been provisionally admitted for a postgraduate study programme.

Students who have applied for residence are expected to follow up on their application for postgraduate residences as soon as they have been provisionally admitted to study for a postgraduate study programme at the university.

Current residing postgraduate:

Students may apply to renew their residence for the following year at the beginning of the second semester via the UP Student Portal.

Renewal of residence place for the following year is based on academic merit. The GPA (Grade Point Average) of the first semester is used for the renewal of place for the following year and this does not apply for non-coursework/research only postgraduate students.

The number of years that students are permitted to stay in UP accommodation is limited to the duration of their course.

Waiting list

All students who have applied for postgraduate residences are added to the waiting list.

Enrolled postgraduate students will be added on the waiting list immediately after applying on the UP Student Portal.

Placement is not automatic and is subject to availability as the demand for accommodation by far exceeds the availability.

Bachelor units

Postgraduate residences all provide single room facilities with sharing common areas. Bachelor units are available but very limited.

Enquiries in this regard can be made at [email protected] - please include your student number in all your enquiries.

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