Student residential life is very important at the University of the Free State. If you’re a student or looking to study at UFS and seeking accommodation, there are many spaces available for you to choose from.
As a part of campus life at UFS, it can be found that residences play a huge role. At UFS, residences have long and respected traditions. UFS has assisted students with finding on campus accommodation and accredited off campus accommodation to ensure student safety. UFS has a vision to foster dynamic, diverse, and safe student living and learning environments and believe that as a committed, passionate team, they aim to provide excellent and affordable living and learning environments for holistic student development.
A student having accommodation of a good standard is beneficial to the student’s academics as well as the institution. UFS offers junior and senior residences for men and women with many facilities available to ensure students are comfortable and sustained to further promote academic excellence. Students also have the option of occupying off campus accommodation and UFS has done procedures to ensure that the students will be safe if they choose to do so.
Juniors Residences for Women: Akasia, Emily Hobhouse, Kestell, Madelief, NJ van der Merwe, Roosmaryn, Soetdoring, Vergeet-My-Nie, Wag-’n-Bietjie, Welwitschia, Harmony.
Junior Residences for Men: Abraham Fischer, Armentum, Beyers Naudé, Karee, Khayalami, Tswelopele, Villa Bravado.
Co-Ed Junior Residences: ConLaurês, Outeniqua.
Senior Residences for Men: Boomplaas, Karee Annex.
Senior Residences for Women: Madelief Annex, Welwitschia Annex.
Co-Ed Senior Residences: Kiepersol, Marula, Reitz Mia Casa, Kovsie Inn, Pres Steyn Flats, Pres Steyn Units, Student Flats.
Accredited Off-Campus Accommodation: Arabella, Amelia, Bertian, Big P, Brelyance, Double Shot Investment, Gae Dot Com, Heimat.
Applications Forms and Policies For Residences
- Application form for Junior residences
- Application form for Senior Residences
- Holiday Accommodation Application form
- Terms and Conditions
- Regulations concerning the renewal of placement
- Appeal form
DigsConnect is also a good avenue for students to take when they are searching for accommodation. They make finding accommodation easier for students as their website is tailored for students.
There are also always options such as Gumtree, Junkmail ads, property websites and Facebook where advertisements for property can be found.