Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Nsfas : accomodation on or off campus

  • If your Nsfas loan has been approved (see post below), the loan can include accomodation in a student room on campus or in “an accredited off-campus accommodation.
So start now to look for your student rooms (there are a lot in Braamfontein,  or near Doorfontein campus) often a share room (2 or 3 students).  The maximum rent paid by nsfas is 2365 R/month ( it is better to have accommodation close to campus, if you don't have a quiet place where you can study at home or if you need to work late at the Varsity library and use the computer's library).

If you find a room, bring 2 copies of a pro-forma invoice (a preliminary invoice) from the establishment concerned to your appointments with the NSFAS office to complete a loan agreement form

How to find a room ?
Try to find a room close to your campus (walking distance). Check if it is Nsfas approved + visit the place, check the security,before your sign for it.Don’t wait, or you will get the worst students rooms !

Ask students you know for addresses

  South point  has many student rooms (0114891900), a bit expensive but very well maintained–http://www.staysouthpoint.co.za/

rent of 3 students bedroom is R2100/month, 2 students room R2500/R 2650 – single ; R 3075
Online website to find accomodation around the campus :

Kagiso Mutlaneng & Thapelo Afrika (from “Purple Online Media Solutions”) have launched a cool website for students looking for accommodation …www.studentcommune.co.za

Students must register on the website to access the list of accommodation available for each campus.

Among the listed properties, you find Southpoint, Riviera Lodge and Uni-Stay which are the biggest student accommodation providers in South Africa. The list of accommodation are grouped according to the areas that are closest to their campus of choice,

+ Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, that they can use to get more information about campus events, general information, graduate jobs/internships/learnerships and any other information that will be beneficial to them, which they also receive as part of our monthly newsletters.

contact : studentcommune@purpleonlinemedia.com

Purple Online Media Solutions
Tel: +27 81 554 9744

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