Your Home Away From Home
Academia provides a number of accommodation types to suit a person’s needs and pocket. Browse through the options below to find something that suits you.
Our accommodation comprises of blocks with units that have one bed, two bed and communal units. The one bedroom and two bedroom units have premium and deluxe options and the communal units have options relating to shared kitchens and lounges. Blocks 23 to 26 have deluxe units. The number of communal units is very limited and applicants are therefore encouraged to choose another type of unit as their second choice. Presently, there are no one bedroom communal units available for 2021 so this option is not reflected on the application form.
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.
You have to supply bedding, cutlery, crockery and anything else you may need. Premium units are equipped with induction stoves. Not all cookware can be used on induction cooktops and stoves. For this reason, cookware made from aluminium, copper or glass, including Pyrex will not work. Induction cookware must be made of a magnetic-based material, such as cast iron or magnetic stainless steel. New pots are clearly marked on the bottom of each pot if they are ‘induction friendly’. Double beds, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers or additional heaters are not permitted. Click on the icon below to download a detailed list of suggested items to bring.