University of South Africa Accommodation
Student hostels are an affordable option for students living away from home for the first time and a great way to meet other students. They are popular with undergraduate students. In a student hostel you can expect
- your own fully furnished single, lockable bedroom
- shared kitchens, recreation areas, bathrooms and laundry
- electricity, gas and water consumption are normally included in the rent; internet access may be included
- some student hostels offer short term stays, subject to availability
- close to public transport
- bonds equivalent to two weeks’ rent usually apply; advance rent is normally limited to one week
Here is more information about Rooming House regulations.
This student accommodation map will help you locate the student hostels.
Alexandra Lodge (formerly Bradford Lodge)
Close to the City. Wheelchair access for some rooms. Short term rates available. Watson Street, Rose Park
Elm Tree Lodge
Ensuite bathrooms in all rooms. Short term rates available. Gladstone Street, Fullarton
Gosse International Student Residence
Wireless internet available. Bed linen included. Short term rates available. Highgate Street, Fullarton
Wheelchair access for some rooms. Short term rates available. Cheltenham Street, Highgate
Mostly self-contained units with a bathroom and kitchen. Walk to the beach. Short term rates available. Semaphore Road, Semaphore
Managed, furnished share-houses in various locations. Utilities, internet, and gardener included.
Managed, furnished share-houses in various locations, including at Paradise (serviced by the free UniSA bus to Magill and Mawson Lakes). Most utilities, internet, cleaner, and gardener included.
Torrens Valley International Residence
Open to local and international students. Close to major shopping centers and O-Bahn to City. Direct bus to Magill. Bed linen included. Wheelchair access for some rooms. Short term rates available. Smart Road, Modbury
Choose from two locations: Mawson Lakes and Pooraka for easy access to Mawson Lakes or City.
Useful services and resources
UniSafe Security Escort
UniSA Campus Connector Bus Service
Note: UniSA does not own or operate these accommodation facilities, does not provide oversight of the property or property manager, and does not accept liability in relation to the property and property manager.
Applicants can check Unisa’s various campuses with addresses here
Very Useful Links from Unisa
Unisa admission requirements
Unisa application process
Unisa application form PDF download
How to apply Unisa Online
Unisa Application Status
University of South Africa (Unisa) prospectus