CUT residence application 2024 – CUT accommodation application 2024

CUT residence application form 2022 pdf download


Does Unisa have student accommodation?

UniSA has several campuses in Adelaide. Each campus is located within a short distance of student housing, so you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere to live that’s close to your university. Think about your options carefully before choosing your student accommodation.

What is an off campus residence?

Off campus residences are self-catering residences and range from commune buildings to apartments, townhouses, freestanding houses, garden cottages or bachelor units – CUT accommodation Fees.

How do I apply for accommodation at CUT?

Central University of Technology (CUT) Residence Application:

How to apply for Accommodation

So, you’ve made the decision to study at Central University of Technology (CUT) and you want to apply for residence / accommodation. So you want to know more about the application process – how do you apply for residence at CUT?

Central University of Technology (CUT) has its own campus accommodation for students, for which all students in need of accommodation at CUT must apply in order to get rooms.

Step 1: Ready your documentation

Download and complete: Application for Residence

  1. Complete the Residence Application Fillable PDF e-form:
  • Download the e-form to your computer.
  • Open the e-form and complete the application.
  • Save the e-form regularly while you are completing the document.
  • Be sure you have all the indicated documentation in the checklist on the e-form(page 5).

If you would prefer to complete the printed version, return to Application for Residence process page.

Step 2: Submission

  1. Complete the information requested below in full.
  2. Attach the completed application e-form.
  3. Attach all the required documentation.

Do you need to find somewhere to live at CUT? 

It can be a bit challenging to find accommodation as a CUT student, since things may work quite differently here than in your home country. You don’t have to worry! You can count on us for assistance.

CUT can help you access a range of long and short term housing opportunities to suit different budgets. Some of your options include private rentals, student hostels, residential colleges, student apartments, and homestays.

CUT’s accommodation website is a good place to access all sorts of information about accomodation options. This is your next stop when you’ve finished reading this page!

You will be able to:

  1. Explore different housing options
  2. Find long term accommodation
  3. Browse our rental database
  4. and more!

But first …

Here are a few good things to know about finding accommodation in South Africa.



  • Plan ahead – allow plenty of time to research your options
  • Know your rights and obligations as a renter in SA. You might like to take a look at tenancy information in your own language to wrap your head around what’s involved when it comes to renting in South Australia.
  • Understand the details of the lease/contract before agreeing to it. If unsure, get advice from us or from 
  • Avoid rental scams on social networking sites and external sharing websites.
  • Rent accommodation without a written lease/contract.
  • Pay any money (for example, rent or a bond) without getting a receipt.
  • Commit to share accommodation without first clarifying ‘house rules’ (cleaning, bills, etc) with housemates

How to apply for residence at CUT University of South Africa

If you’re interested in applying for residence at the University of South Africa (CUT), you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Check if you’re eligible: Before you start your application, make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for CUT’s residences. Typically, applicants need to be registered students with the university, and they must have paid their fees in full.
  2. Choose a residence: CUT offers several residence options, including apartments, flats, and single and double rooms. Check the CUT website for a list of residences and their locations, as well as their amenities and costs.
  3. Apply online: Once you’ve chosen a residence, you can apply online by visiting the CUT website and selecting “Residences” from the main menu. Follow the prompts to complete your application and submit any required documents, such as proof of registration and payment.
  4. Wait for a response: After submitting your application, you’ll need to wait for a response from CUT. Depending on the availability of space in your preferred residence, you may be offered a place immediately, or you may be placed on a waiting list.
  5. Accept the offer: If you’re offered a place in a CUT residence, you’ll need to accept the offer and pay any required fees or deposits. Make sure to read the terms and conditions carefully before accepting the offer.
  6. Move in: Once you’ve accepted the offer and paid any fees, you’ll be able to move into your CUT residence. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of your residence, and enjoy your new home!

University of South Africa Unisa Accommodation – See Details Below:

Student Hostels

Student hostels are an affordable option for students living away from home for the first time and a great way to meet other students. They are popular with undergraduate students. In a student hostel you can expect

  • your own fully furnished single, lockable bedroom
  • shared kitchens, recreation areas, bathrooms and laundry
  • electricity, gas and water consumption are normally included in the rent; internet access may be included
  • some student hostels offer short term stays, subject to availability
  • close to public transport
  • bonds equivalent to two weeks’ rent usually apply; advance rent is normally limited to one week
    Here is more information about Rooming House regulations.

This student accommodation map will help you locate the student hostels.

Alexandra Lodge (formerly Bradford Lodge)
Close to the City. Wheelchair access for some rooms. Short term rates available. Watson Street, Rose Park

Elm Tree Lodge
Ensuite bathrooms in all rooms. Short term rates available. Gladstone Street, Fullarton

Gosse International Student Residence
Wireless internet available. Bed linen included. Short term rates available. Highgate Street, Fullarton

Highgate Lodge
Wheelchair access for some rooms. Short term rates available. Cheltenham Street, Highgate

Semaphore House
Mostly self-contained units with a bathroom and kitchen. Walk to the beach. Short term rates available. Semaphore Road, Semaphore

Shared LivingSA
Managed, furnished share-houses in various locations. Utilities, internet, and gardener included.

Student Rooms
Managed, furnished share-houses in various locations, including at Paradise (serviced by the free UniSA bus to Magill and Mawson Lakes). Most utilities, internet, cleaner, and gardener included.

Torrens Valley International Residence
Open to local and international students. Close to major shopping centers and O-Bahn to City.  Direct bus to Magill. Bed linen included. Wheelchair access for some rooms. Short term rates available. Smart Road, Modbury
Choose from two locations: Mawson Lakes and Pooraka for easy access to Mawson Lakes or City.

Useful services and resources
UniSafe Security Escort
UniSA Campus Connector Bus Service
Public transport
Google maps

NSFAS accredited accommodation for Unisa students

Applications must be submitted via the NSFAS website:

Your NSFAS application will not be considered if you

  • received NSFAS funding in 2022*.
  • have already completed an undergraduate degree or diploma.
  • are not a South African citizen.
  • need funding for a Short Learning Certificate or Programme or a postgraduate qualification.

*Students who have completed a higher certificate and will be starting a degree/diploma qualification in 2023 must re-apply for NSFAS funding.

2023 registration

Please visit the Unisa registration website for the registration dates:

  • Returning NSFAS students who were funded in 2023 but have not yet completed their qualification: Please ensure that you are temporarily registered during Unisa’s registration period while waiting for NSFAS funding confirmation for the 2024 academic year.
  • Returning NSFAS students who received funding in 2023, have been declined for funding in 2023 but have appealed the decision: Please pay the minimum registration fee while you wait for the NSFAS appeal decision, if you chose to do so.
  • First-time NSFAS applicants: Please ensure that you are temporarily registered during Unisa’s registration period while waiting for NSFAS funding confirmation. If your NSFAS application is declined or delayed by the time the registration period closes, you will be expected to find alternative funding before your registration will be activated.

If your NSFAS application is provisionally approved, you do not need to pay the minimum registration fee. Your registration will be automatically activated based on NSFAS funding confirmation received by Unisa.

2023 appeals

Appeals for new and continuing students will be open from 20 January 2023 to 20 February 2023.

All students are required to appeal directly to NSFAS via the myNSFAS portal.

Visit for appeal supporting documents.


  • All NSFAS-funded students who pay the minimum registration amount to activate their registration will be refunded.
  • A refund will only be processed once NSFAS has confirmed successful processing of registration data to Unisa.
  • An application for a refund is not necessary.

NSFAS bursaries (Funza Lushaka, Department of Military Veterans, and Department of Justice [TRC])

  • Students funded under these bursaries must renew their funding with their funders during their applicable application dates.
  • Students are encouraged to visit their funders’ webpages for application dates.

Funza Lushaka: of Military Veterans (DMV):
Department of Justice (TRC):

Note: UniSA does not own or operate these accommodation facilities, does not provide oversight of the property or property manager, and does not accept liability in relation to the property and property manager.
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