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–

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 …

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 :

Purple Online Media Solutions
Tel: +27 81 554 9744

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