Postgraduate Students

Available Postgraduate Residences:

Tuksdorp | Jakaranda | Protea Mbalenhle | Xayata | Hippokrates

Application Process

The postgraduate residence application window becomes accessible in March each year for prospective new students, and at the commencement of the second semester for current students.

It's important to note that only students engaged in applying for a postgraduate study program or those already enrolled in a postgraduate study program are eligible to seek postgraduate residence placement.

For prospective postgraduate students, the option to apply for residences is seamlessly integrated within the initial application process to the University. This can be achieved by selecting "YES" on the "Residence Interest" tab within the online application.

In the event that a student decides to pursue University accommodation subsequent to submitting their application to the University, the application can be made through their UP Student Portal.

Placement of Postgraduate Students

Prospective Postgraduate Students

The processing and evaluation of postgraduate residence applications commence once students receive provisional admission to a postgraduate study program.

Applicants who have submitted a residence application are advised to promptly track the status of their application upon receiving provisional admission to a postgraduate study program at the university.

Current Postgraduate Residents

Existing residents pursuing postgraduate studies can seek to renew their residence placement for the upcoming year by utilizing the UP Student Portal early in the second semester.

The renewal of a residence place for the following year is contingent upon academic performance. The GPA (Grade Point Average) achieved during the first semester serves as the criterion for renewal, except for non-coursework or research-focused postgraduate students.

It's noteworthy that the duration of stay in UP accommodation aligns with the length of the enrolled course, restricting the number of years students can reside in university housing.

Waiting List

The waiting list encompasses all students who have submitted applications for postgraduate residences.

Enrolled postgraduate students will be promptly included in the waiting list once they have completed their application via the UP Student Portal.

It is essential to understand that placement on the waiting list does not guarantee automatic placement in a residence. Placement is contingent upon availability, as the demand for accommodation significantly outweighs the available spaces.


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