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Mahikeng Campus Residences


Potchefstroom Campus Residences


Potchefstroom Campus Day Houses

Day Houses doesn't offer accommodation, but gives students who make use of private accommodation the opportunity to still enjoy the unique NWU student life experience. Join any of these Day Houses:









Vanderbijlpark Campus Residences

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


Accredited student accommodation facilities

Find a list of accredited providers (updated 19/02/2024)

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

Complaints Register for Accredited Student Accommodation

The Complaints Register will be summarised weekly on a Friday, after 17h00. The nature of the complaints and the specific accommodation facilities will be identified and the necessary actions will be effected in the following week.

Submit complaints here