Cape Town Has Great Options For Student Accommodation

Cape Town is home to many amazing colleges and universities. Because of this there are many student accommodation options in Cape Town.

TVET Colleges in the city include the College of Cape Town, Northlink College and False Bay College which all have multiple campuses around the city.

Then there’s also the University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape and Cape Peninsula University of Technology, which also have a number of campuses,

As we as the university residences and college residences that are available there are also a growing number of private residences like, for example Campuskey, MyDomain, The Nest, Student and Life, and others.

Because there are so many students around the city there are also many people who have catered for them by making private accommodation available to rent for students.

If you are one of the many students who will be moving away from home for the first time then choosing where to stay is a very important decision. It’s probably almost as important as making sure you choose the right course to study!

The simplest choice is usually to choose to stay at a residence run by the university or college that you will be studying at – if that is an option.

The advantages of living at on campus residences include that fact that it is convenient, gives you easy access to university resources and save time traveling each day. However bear in mind that some schools have built residences away from their campuses – although they will usually allocate those to more senior students.

Where you can find Student Accommodation in Cape Town:

Campuskey | Southpoint | Respublica | MyDomain | Peak Studios | Urban Einstein | Thrive Student Living | Rise Student Living | Varsity Village |

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Student Accommodation

How Far Is The Accommodation From Your Studies?

If you can live close to your chosen campus that has many advantages. The downside of course is that this can be more expensive. But if you are close it will save you a lot of time with commuting and with live in SA you never know when lectures will be cancelled for load-shedding, protests or any other reason so you don’t want to spend a long time traveling only to find you wasted the trip.

Choose Accommodation Recommended By Other Students

Check with your University or College whether they have onsite or off-campus accommodation that they recommend. Then check with the SRC if there is a student housing section and if they can give you advice. This is one way to be sure that you will be getting great recommendations. 

Check Whether The Location Is Safe And Secure

Safety and security as a student is of vital importance. There may be times where you would need to have classes until late and then travel home. Speak to other students and research in the local media

Check That There Is Internet Connectivity Or WIFI

Wifi at home is an essential and you don’t want to be relying on data. So consider if there is wifi available and if there isn’t you’ll have to fact the cost of getting that yourself into your calculations.  

Weigh Up What You Get for Money

Look for accommodation which is fully kitted out with all of the conveniences of home. The last thing you want is to struggle buying extra furniture after already paying a huge monthly fee.

Get Your ID and Documents in Order

If you are going to sign a lease you will need to show your ID card, proof of current residence and possibly some other documents. If you don’t have a Smart ID Card you should apply for one straight away so it does not delay your application.

Make Sure The Place Is Clean And Comfortable

Being in a clean and comfortable environment makes studying more productive and spending time at the digs more home-like. Find out how often your place will be cleaned and what the options are regarding that. Also, when looking at the accommodation for the first time, note the cleanliness and the state that the place is in and ask yourself, do you see yourself staying here, before signing on the dotted line.

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