UCT Post-graduate studies - Page 29



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TIPS FOR FINDING
ACCOMMODATION
OFF CAMPUS
1
Start looking for accommodation at
least two months before your planned
occupation date: accommodation in
Cape Town is highly sought after.
2
The Off-Campus Student Accommodation
Services (OCSAS) team help students
find accommodation. Get in touch with the
OCSAS team if you need assistance:
+27(0)21 650 4934
ocsas@uct.ac.za
3
UCT has its own ’Gumtree for digs’ – a list
of private accommodation on the OCSAS
website to help you find somewhere to live.
4
UCT offers a free shuttle bus route
called the Jammie Shuttle. Find a link
to the Jammie shuttle bus route on the
Postgrad Hub. Cape Town is a massive city
with poor public transport infrastructure, so
accommodation within walking distance of
any Jammie shuttle bus-stop saves a great
deal of time and money.
5
Beware of false advertising and scams.
Use accredited landlords and sign a lease
agreement before you pay a deposit and
move in.
Third-tier residences for
postgraduate students
Visit the Postgrad Hub
for more information
on student housing
and accommodation.
www.postgradhub.uct.ac.za
Third-tier residences offer semi-autonomous selfcatering accommodation. They have wardens who
oversee the academic and social well-being of the
students in the sector. The wardens ensure that
there is a good community life in the houses, flats
and the purpose-built residences like Obz Square.
Since there are limited places in UCT residences,
many postgraduate students find their own
accommodation in private housing off campus.
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