Student Housing Application Procedures & Policy
ELIGIBILITY FOR AN OFFER OF STUDENT HOUSING: FIRST-TIER STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
There are limited place in residence and these are awarded to applicants on the basis of criteria described below. Meeting some of these criteria will prioritise you for an offer of accommodation, while others may only make you eligible for an offer. Further information about the criteria in each of these categories is provided below.
1. MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR AN OFFER OF STUDENT HOUSING
In order to be considered for an offer of student housing, you must have:
a. applied for student housing in your UCT application, or amended your application to include an application for student housing no later than 31 July 2019;
b. been made an offer (conditional or firm) of admission, at any time, for the 2020 academic year.
2. CRITERIA FOR BEING PRIORITISED FOR A PLACE IN STUDENT HOUSING
If you meet the minimum criteria, as well as any of the criteria listed below, you will be prioritised for an offer of student accommodation for 2020:
a. you must have applied for financial aid, and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) must have assessed you as eligible for an award; or
b. as a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) applicant, you must have achieved an Admissions Point Score, of 540 out of 600, for any interim examinations, or only in your final grade 12 examination; or
c. you will be younger than 18 years of age on 1 February 2020; or
d. you require student accommodation urgently for reasons of incapacity. Such an application must be
accompanied by the necessary supporting documentation, which apart from your application for
accommodation, must be sent direct to the Director: Student Housing & Residence Life.
3. CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDENT HOUSING
In addition to the criteria which may guarantee you a place in residence there are several other ways in which you may be eligible for a place. Meeting the criteria below does not guarantee an offer of student housing:
a. Faculty merit: you may be considered in this category if
i. you are academically strong and narrowly miss the guarantee of admission cut-off of 540 out of 600 for NSC applicants; or
ii. you are academically strong and not doing the National Senior Certificate; or
iii. you are strong academically, and an international applicant
b. Redress: you may be considered in this category if you are part of a designated group as defined in the
c. Specific programmes: some faculties set aside offers for applicants who will apply for and register for particular programmes.