Academia student accommodation at Stellenbosch University is set in the heart of ‘Eikestad’ (the ‘City of Oaks’). This means not only that classes are in walking distance – the Engineering Faculty is across the road – but that students can immerse themselves in the full social, cultural and educational experience of living in a university town.

The complex comprises 26 blocks totalling 954 beds in a mix of accommodation types. Some of the ground-floor units may be adapted for use by handicapped people.

Academia is set in landscaped park-like surrounds, with 24-hour security-controlled access. There are CCTV cameras in and around the premises, and officers on foot patrol. Residents gain access using their student card and those with vehicles must display a parking disc.

Academia is a unique residence. As the only affiliated private residence it offers the best of two worlds: the same academic, sporting and cultural ties as any other Stellenbosch University residence but with the freedom and opportunities offered by a standalone establishment.

At Academia, we strive to

  • Focus on positive, constructive exchange
  • Build the character of our residents
  • Focus on the individual (both student and parent)
  • Treat students as young adults
  • Provide an atmosphere conducive to studying.
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Visitors Open Day

11h00 – 13h00
7 and 14 May

Academia will be open for visitors between 11h00 – 13h00 on 7 and 14 May to coincide with SU’s Open Days.