Oppirif is a senior residence located on the NWU Potchefstroom campus, providing accommodation to 504 residents. The residence consists of 42 blocks, each consisting of 6 units with 2 single rooms in each unit.


  • 2 x Single rooms equipped with bed, build-in cupboards and study space.
  • Bathrooms: Communal bathroom in each unit, with shower, toilet and wash basin.
  • Kitchen: Communal kitchen with built-in cupboards, students supply their own fridge, microwave, two-plate stove and electrical appliances.
  • Pre-paid electricity in units to be purchased at various outlets.


Other facilities:

  • Near to Voorhuis dining hall.
  • Access to university classes through student subway- walking distance.


Application requirements:

Students may only apply when they:

  1. Are currently in their third year of studies.
  2. Already have a previous undergraduate qualification.
  3. Are accepted for post-graduate studies.

Oppirif does not have mandatory hostel obligations, although it strives to provide students with opportunities to join various communities and activities. Maintenance is managed efficiently and hostel parents provide individual support.

Residence reglement to be informed on the rules and regulations of Oppirif.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact us on oppirif@gmail.com

House Parent:

Mrs Yolanda  Kirsten

Work: 018 285 2826


Need more information?

Please contact Marlene van Rensburg (018 299 1308) for further information. 

Email: 11946237@nwu.ac.za

Apply here