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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs offer you quick answers to most commonly questions asked.

What to expect when looking for Student Accommodation in Bloemfontein

How much are your rooms?

We have sharing rooms and single rooms in a student commune. We also have a bachelor flat that can accommodate two friends. And then we have one one-bedroom flat for a single person. Prices range from R2850 to R4000 per month. Fof more details,  see our prices here.

How far are you from campus?

We are very close to UFS main campus. Our students almost never have any cars. They can easily walk to campus in10 minutes time. Our address is 33 Scholtz street, Universitas, Bloemfontein. We're situated on the classroom-side of campus - so, no need to walk an additional kilometer through all campus residences before you reach the classrooms. Find us on Google maps here.

Can I book a room before I am there?

Absolutely! Many students are still on holidays and want to secure a room in time so they still have the luxury to choose the best and most affordable rooms. When you fill in your applications, you will also see a graph of the residence layout which can help you choose your room. 

Where can I see some photos?

We have photos of all the rooms. You can get it here. Notice that every building is in its own photo album and each room is labelled so that you can see which room is which.

Do you have wifi?

We have unlimited WiFi. And we are awating fibre connection from our supplier. The lines are already there. It is just the connection that needs to take place. The moment that happens, we also plan to put up a wifi tower to improve reception in all rooms. That said, please keep in mind that every supplier has a fair use policy. Torrents are not allowed. Also if all students starts downloading huge files such as movies, the speed will naturallly slow down.

How do I apply for a room?

We've got you covered! You can fill in your student accommodation application here from the comfort of your mobile phone.  You no longer have to miss out on the best and most affordable Student Accommodation in Bloemfontein just because you are still at home or with holidays.

What documents do you require from me?

Clear copies of your ID, student number, Grantors (Persons Responsible for Payment) salary slips, 3 months' bank statements, copies of ID’s,
Proof of residence for FICA purposes. Get full details here.

Are you NSFAS accredited?

When a residence is NSFAS accredited, the bursary will pay out the rent directly to the landlord. If not, the accommodation monies will be paid out to you and you will then pay the fees over yourself to the landlord. We are not NSFAS accredited. 

Can other bursary students also apply?

Any bursary student is welcome to apply for accommodation in Bloemfontein.

Can I book a room before I am there?

Yes! Simply fill in your application for accommodation. Once approved, a contract will be drawn up for you and emailed. Everyone involved needs to sign the contract. The moment your application fee and deposit is paid, your room is secured and we will keep it ready and clean for you upon your arrival.

What must I do to secure a room?

After your application for accommodation has been approved, you pay over your security deposit, and voila, the room is yours!

How do I get a contract?

After your application for accommodation has been completed and all the required documentation has been submitted, we will compile a rental contract for you and email it to you. You and everyone involved needs to sign the contract and email it back. We have really simplified the process for you.

Do you have residence close to South Campus?

We only have student accommodation available close to UFS main campus in Univesitas suburb. There are taxis on the main campus that students use to travel to the South Campus. 

Do you have residence close to CUT?

We only have student accommodation available close to UFS main campus in Univesitas suburb. We recommend CUT students get accommodation closer to the CUT campus.

Do you have residence close to Motheo TVET College?

We only have student accommodation available close to UFS main campus in Univesitas suburb. We recommend Motheo TVET College students get accommodation closer to the Motheo campus.

If I pay the deposit, does that cover the first month's rent?

A security deposit cannot be used to pay rent. That is kept in trust and reimbursed when you leave. It is also not legal for us to use your deposit for anything else other than that. The purpose of a security deposit is to help cover possible breakages and damages.

Where are you located?

Our address is 33 Scholtz street, Universitas, Bloemfontein. We're situated on the classroom-side of campus - so, no need to walk an additional kilometer through all campus residences before you reach the classrooms. Universitas is considered one of the safest areas off campus.

Is electricity included in the rent?

Yes. We offer a fair usage electricity token to every student. If your token is depleted, you can buy extra units any time. If students live consciously you should be able to get through the month with the token that is supplied to you.

Who must sign the contract?

The parties involved in signing your rental contract are us, you, and your grantors. Your grantors can be your parents or sponsors. As long as they can deliver proof that they have financial credibility to sign surety for your rent.

Do you have cleaning services?

We have both cleaning and gardening services that comes in twice per week. They will put out the garbage and clean the communal areas. they are not responsible to wash dishes and pots because this will pose a hygiene risk for everyone involved. It is also considerate to clean your dishes the moment you have finished eating so that other students can find comfort in cooking as well. Students learn very quickly to keep the kitchen clean, don't worry. :)

Are you fully furnished?

YOU BRING: Blankets, cushion, pots, cutlery, kettle, 2 plate stove (you can arrange with aother students to share one as well).
WE HAVE: Bed, Desk & chair, curtains, fridge, microwave oven, washing machine.
Should you wish to bring your own bar fridge, you are most welcome. We require an additional fee which we will use to buy you extra electricity for this. This is to ensure that students without a fridge do not lose out on electricity units supplied to keep all the fridges running.

Where can I buy food?

You will find the Universitas Spar 5 minutes walk from our residence. It opens at 9am and closes at 8 pm. They are literally one street block away from us at 173 Paul Kruger St, Universitas, Bloemfontein. You will also get amazing food and other shops on the Thakaneng Bridge on UFS Campus.

Student Accommodation in Bloemfontein, Universitas

Affordable, neat and safe student accommodation walking distance from the University of the Free State.
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UNIVERSITAS
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