Frequently Asked Questions

Only full-time students are accepted into Academia.

You cannot choose the actual room but you are able to select the type of accommodation you prefer.

Yes, include your friend’s name on your application form. You both have to apply on the same day.

There are various room types, and there are pictures shown under each category under ‘accommodation’

The WiFi facility is provided by the University of Stellenbosch. There are certain conditions attached to this service, it is best to check with the University as to the prevailing conditions.

Yes there is a Code of Conduct, click here to download it. Communal living requires that everyone respects each other’s rights. Please make sure you read and understand the Code.

No, but there is a cleaning service available at additional cost. Contact the Academia office for prevailing costs.

Your water and electricity is included in your total accommodation fee. However, students are encouraged to not waste these scarce resources.

Your contract will specify exactly when you are able to move in and when you must vacate at the end of the year.

Yes, and your block leader will ensure that you are made aware of them. There are also regular fire drills.

No, you may not smoke in your room, any part of the building, corridor or any communal area. Smoking can only take place away from any building.

On this website go to the ‘apply’ tab on the home page and complete the application form.

All faculties or departments are within walking distance from Academia, in fact the Engineering Faculty is across the road! The furthest faculty is the Sport Science Department, which is about 15/20min walk from Academia.

There is a fully-equipped outdoor gym located within the secure Academia campus.

Yes, but there is a visitor protocol that must be followed. Academia is a secure environment and we need to protect that. Please download the visitor protocol here.

There is a connection point to the University’s intranet system in your room. The University provides internet connectivity at an additional charge. There are WiFi points in the study centre.

Yes definitely, Academia and Stellenbosch in general are ideally suited for cycling. We also have lockable cages for safe and secure on-site storage.

There is a pay-as-you-go self-service laundromat on site. You can also have your laundry done for you at additional cost. Please contact the Academia office for prevailing costs.

The onsite deli offers a range of freshly cooked meals. In addition you are able to purchase a meal plan from the University of Stellenbosch for meals at the nearby Goldfields residence.

All maintenance issues are reported online at www.academia.co.za by selecting ‘Report a Fault’. Our on-site maintenance team will respond.

Please visit the reception and report the matter. We will clamp the offender’s car. This will only be released once the offender has paid a fine.

No we do not provide TV points but you can contact one of our preferred contractors to do an installation for you. Contact Academia office for more detail.

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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.