Academia is a unique residence. As the only affiliated private residence it offers the best of two worlds: the same academic, sporting and cultural ties as any other Stellenbosch University residence but with the freedom and opportunities offered by a standalone establishment.

Academia student accommodation at Stellenbosch University is set in the heart of ‘Eikestad’ (the ‘City of Oaks’). This means not only that classes are in walking distance – the Engineering Faculty is across the road – but that students can immerse themselves in the full social, cultural and educational experience of living in a university town.

The complex comprises 26 blocks totalling 954 beds in a mix of accommodation types. Some of the ground-floor units may be adapted for use by handicapped people.

Academia is set in landscaped park-like surrounds, with 24-hour security-controlled access. There are CCTV cameras in and around the premises, and officers on foot patrol. Residents gain access using their student card and those with vehicles must display a parking disc.

At Academia, we strive to:

  • Focus on positive, constructive exchange
  • Build the character of our residents
  • Focus on the individual (both student and parent)
  • Treat students as young adults
  • Provide an atmosphere conducive to studying.