Are there admission criteria?

Only full-time students are accepted into Academia.

Are there pictures of the rooms?

There are various room types, and there are pictures shown under each category under ‘accommodation’

How do I apply?

On this website go to the ‘apply’ tab on the home page and complete the application form.

Can I choose my room?

You cannot choose the actual room but you are able to select the type of accommodation you prefer.

Can I choose my roommate?

Yes, include your friend’s name on your application form. You both have to apply on the same day.

Is there internet connectivity?

There is a connection point to the University’s intranet system in your room. The University provides internet connectivity at an additional charge. There are WiFi points in the study centre.

When can I move in and out?

Your contract will specify exactly when you are able to move in and when you must vacate at the end of the year.

Are the rooms serviced?

No, but there is a cleaning service available at additional cost. Contact the Academia office for prevailing costs.

What about laundry?

There is a pay-as-you-go self-service laundromat on site. You can also have your laundry done for you at additional cost. Please contact the Academia office for prevailing costs.

Do I pay for water and electricity?

Your water and electricity is included in your total accommodation fee. However, students are encouraged to not waste these scarce resources.

Is there a gymnasium?

There is a fully-equipped outdoor gym located within the secure Academia campus.

What about maintenance issues?

All maintenance issues are reported online at www.academia.co.za by selecting ‘Report a Fault’. Our on-site maintenance team will respond.

Are there house rules?

Yes there is a Code of Conduct, click here to download it. Communal living requires that everyone respects each other’s rights. Please make sure you read and understand the Code.

Are we allowed visitors?

Yes, but there is a visitor protocol that must be followed. Academia is a secure environment and we need to protect that. Please download the visitor protocol here.

Can I bring my bicycle?

Yes definitely, Academia and Stellenbosch in general are ideally suited for cycling. We also have lockable cages for safe and secure on-site storage.

Is there a safety and security protocol?

Yes, and your block leader will ensure that you are made aware of them. There are also regular fire drills.

How far is campus from Academia?

All faculties or departments are within walking distance from Academia, in fact the Engineering Faculty is across the road! The furthest faculty is the Sport Science Department, which is about 15/20min walk from Academia.

Are there TV connections?

No we do not provide TV points but you can contact one of our preferred contractors to do an installation for you. Contact Academia office for more detail.

Can I smoke in my room?

No, you may not smoke in your room, any part of the building, corridor or any communal area. Smoking can only take place away from any building.

What do I do if someone parks in my parking bay?

Please visit the reception and report the matter. We will clamp the offender’s car. This will only be released once the offender has paid a fine.

What can I do about prepared meals?

The onsite deli offers a range of freshly cooked meals. In addition you are able to purchase a meal plan from the University of Stellenbosch for meals at the nearby Goldfields residence.

Is the WiFi free?

The WiFi facility is provided by the University of Stellenbosch. There are certain conditions attached to this service, it is best to check with the University as to the prevailing conditions.