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The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is the largest residential educational institution in South Africa.

The quality of our residences is our first priority. On entering any residence, you will immediately notice the efforts made to keep it neat and tidy. We offer basic, quality accommodation to students at affordable rates. Being accommodated should not be regarded as a right, but rather a privilege and residents should respect their environment, facilities and fellow residents in order to ensure that facilities remain up to standard. Vandalism is regarded as a serious act of misconduct and a resident will face immediate expulsion if found guilty of vandalism. E ach residence provides basic facilities, but certain specialised facilities are unique to specific residences.


Students can obtain meal cards through a minimum initial payment of R 150 and may start using the card immediately: they do not need to have cash at hand. Students may deposit money into their meal accounts and thereafter they may buy anything at the cafeteria using their meal cards.

Catering companies specialise in diverse menus, including special diet menus on the presentation of a medical certificate.


Security is of the utmost importance to staff and students. There are 24-hour security staff on duty at the residences at all times.


Free bus transport is available to residents to and from classes. Services are available per campus.

Disability facilities

Some residences are equipped to accommodate disabled students. Disabilities must be clearly indicated on your application form to ensure admission to the most suitable residence.

Laundry facilities

Washing machines and tumble dryers are available to residents at residences.


Parking is available to residents. A compulsory, fixed annual rate is payable in advance.

Student Life and Development

Student life programmes in residences are organised to meet the out-of class needs of all residents. Student development programmes are also presented in the residence environment.

Mentorship programme

Since it is compulsory for ALL first-year students to participate in the mentorship programme, students will be placed in specific residences.

When to apply for residence accommodation

Our existing residences can only accommodate approximately 22% of all TUT students. It is therefore in students’ own interest to act promptly, keeping the admission rules in mind.

  1. Only TUT forms submitted on time (before 15 August) will be taken into consideration.
  2. Admission to a residence is possible only after successful academic acceptance and depends on the availability of space.
  3. Successful applicants will be notified from November.
  4. Late applications will not be considered for placement.