UJ Student Accommodation

UJ Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation & Residence Life division is mainly responsible for the accommodation of approximately 19000 students in both university owned and managed residences as well as off-campus accredited privately owned accommodation.

This is a vast division with 35 residences spread over 4 campuses at the University of Johannesburg. It should further be noted that, the total number of 35 residences are inclusive of the 7 Day Houses.

Off-campus accommodation’s accredited properties are within 2 km of each campus and   where they are beyond the prescribed radius, the set condition is that service providers are obliged to provide transport. Additionally, intercampus transportation is provided for all students residing in off-campus residences and houses. The university offers to all students, a list of accredited off-campus accommodation.

Residences per Campus



​​APK​​ ​Bunting Road ​Doornfontein Campus ​Soweto Campus


​Magnolia​​​​ Residence
Akani Day House
Impumelelo Residence
Moshate Heights Residence
Lebone Residence
Karibu-Jamii Residence
Afslaan Residence
Maqhawe Residence
Cornerstone Residence
Oppierif Residence
Azania Day House
Thomas Sankara Residence
Jabali Day House
Gloucester Residence
Falcons Day House
Faranani Residence​


​Ikhayalethu Day House
Goudstad Residence
Kilimanjaro ​Residence
Horizon Residence
Mayine Residence
Ndlovukazi Residence


Day House
Gauta Residence
Lesedi Residence
Habitat Residence
Phumlani Residence
Robin Crest Residence
Kopano House  Residence
Akanani Residence
Takalani. Residence

Ulwazi Residence
Pishon of Soweto Day House
​Hector Pieterson ​Residence
​YMCA Men’s Residence ​Residence

YWCA Ladies Residence


Residence Application

Important information

  1. For first time applicants, first complete the academic application process and use your student/reference number to complete the residence application as indicated below. 
  2. Please click here for more information on student accommodation and residence life. 
  3. Once you have been academically admitted at the University in January 2022 and your received a letter of confirmation of placement in residence, you will be required to pay a residence deposit of R1220.00
  4. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the residences (depending on space availability)
  5. You may reside only on the campus where you attend your studies. 
  6. No residence transfers are allowed.
  7. Only applicants studying towards FULL TIME curricular undergraduate and postgraduate programmes may apply for residence 
  8. Residence online application is not available for 1st Time Entering Students 24 years and older.  You can download a hardcopy application form at the bottom of this page.

This application form is ONLY for (1st Time Entering Students) students who NEVER studied before and NOT for students who are already registered students at UJ. Click HERE to apply 

Online residence application – How to guide

  • Step 1 | Enter your student number and pin to login.
  • Step 2 | When you are logged in, expand the ‘Student Web Systems’ folder
  • Step 3 | Expand the ‘Application Process’ folder
  • Step 4 | Click on the ‘Application Process’ folder on the left hand side
  • Step 5 | Click on the ‘Add New Residence Application’ button:
  • Step 6 | Complete the highlighted fields and then click on the ‘Proceed With Application’ button:
  • Step 7 | Click on the “New Record’ button to submit your application:

Paper based application 

 Click HERE to download the paper based application form.