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Vanderbijlpark Campus

The Residences are the heartbeat of student life on the NWU Vanderbijlpark Campus (NWU Vaal). On-campus residences are situated in a proclaimed nature reserve. Residences plays an enormous part of student life. For our students, residences are the heartbeat of student life. Here's where friendships are formed and strengthened, cultural differences discovered and enjoyed. Here residents also bond in formal and informal activities and sports competitions.

The various ladies’ and men’s residences on campus are all situated within walking distance from the academic and administrative buildings. The campus offers twelve residences of which five are situated within the grounds of the Campus and five are situated in Vanderbijlpark area. The two day residences are for day students, staying at home but travelling to campus each day.

Each residence is managed by a house parent together with a house committee. All the residences are self-catering; however, students can also make use of the cafeteria on campus.


The following facilities are available at the residences:

  • Single & Double rooms fully furnished
  • Laundries fitted with washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Communal living-room areas for socialising, watching TV or just hanging out
  • Kitchen (including 2 or 4-plate stoves)
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi
  • 24/7 Security to ensure the safety of the residents
  • Bus transport for students living in off-campus residences



Residence application information


Application for Accreditation of Private Student Accommodation Facilities

Guidelines for accrediting private student accommodation providers and payments to accredited providers

The purpose of the guideline is to provide clarity, equal opportunity and consistent treatment, of all the service providers of privately owned accommodation facilities across all three campuses of the North-West University and to ensure that the university addresses the critical areas of risk associated with the provision of accommodation. Read more


Apply online before 30 September 2021

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