Please note...

Applications for 2020 are not yet open. Please feel free to complete the enquiry form on the contact us page

Application Steps
(only available once applications have been opened for the next year)

Step 1

  • If you are applying for shared accommodation and have a preferred flat mate, he or she must preferably apply on the same date.
  • Tick the box for parking if you require parking (only shade net parking available). Only cars displaying the correct 2019 discs will be allowed on the Academia campus. Parking bays are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis (based on receipt of payment) with preference given to returning students.

Step 2

  • Pay your R15 000 application fee using the student’s full names as reference.
  • If you are requesting parking, the R3 300 parking fee is also payable at this stage (thus a total application fee of R18 300).
ACCOUNT NUMBER 409 210 0707

Step 3

  • Sign the on-line lease agreement.

    This can be done once our team has linked your on-line application to your payment and the Academia system has sent you an e-mail with the link, username and password which you require to access the portal featuring the lease agreement waiting to be signed. There is no need for an electronic signature, simply ‘tick’ the applicable block to agree to the terms and conditions of the lease. You will receive confirmation that the lease has been correctly received via e-mail.
    The signed lease agreement, completed application form and application fee will secure your place on the Reservation List. Please note that it does not guarantee placement.
  • There is one residence fee which incorporates all charges, including water and electricity.
  • All fees apply per student.
  • 2019 Academia house fees are payable as an additional fee, if not directly charged by SU. (2018 house fees: R550).
  • We reserve the right to decline any application.
  • Applicants are to have enrolled at Stellenbosch University. Preference is given to returning students with good payment and disciplinary records.
  • Payment in full on or before 15 August 2018 gives you preference on the Reservation List (subject to all other criteria/requirements being met).
  • Subject to the above, students are placed on a first come first served basis, depending on date of application, payment of application fee and submission of signed lease agreement.
  • We will as soon as possible (usually by end September for returning students and mid-October for first year students) confirm if your application has been successful.
  • Cancellations in writing are to reach the Academia office on or before 15 October 2018, using the Withdrawal Form which is available on, failing which, provided that you have been placed, the lease is binding and enforceable.
  • On cancellation (on or before 15 October 2018), the application fee plus any other payments made will be refunded, less an administration fee of R5 000.
Non-acceptance by Stellenbosch University for academic reasons
You will be entitled to a full refund provided that the Withdrawal Form, together with a copy of the official University non-acceptance letter is submitted to us by the following dates:
  • Returning students: 5 January 2019.
  • Prospective students: 15 January 2019.
Please contact us on +27(0)21 887 1260, fax +27(0)21 887 1261 or email us if you have any questions regarding your application for 2019.