The International Student Office recognizes the special accommodation needs of international students. This is probably the first time you have lived in another country and away from your family. You now may have to find a place to call your own while you are here in Sunny South Africa. Students have the following options:


Approximately R1 200 (according to room size available). This price does not include meals, meal cards can be purchased at the reception.

Kosmos Annex Guesthouse offers you a bedroom with a private shower, lounge with desk and TV as well as a bed. Towels and sheets are frequently changed and the rooms are cleaned daily.

The Foundation Residence

Approximately R10 000 per annum (including meals) Legae residence.

Approximately R7 000 per annum (accommodation only) and approximately R6 000 per annum (meals)

Tempo and Legae residences accommodate male and female students for 11 months of the year. They are located centrally, within walking distance from Sunnyside, and they offer you:

  • Single and double rooms
  • Lovely gardens
  • Swimming pool and lapa
  • Dining-hall
  • Cafeteria
  • Free use of washing machines and tumble driers

Technikon busses to and from the various campuses are available to residents. Students can purchase a meal card, which can be used for booked meals on a set menu or for light meals, treats and soft drinks.

These residences do not close during holidays and have an active student life.

Students who were placed in Tempo are requested to read the following:
What will I find in my room?

  • Chair
  • Bed (1,8m x 0,76m)
  • Mattress
  • Desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Dustbin
  • Curtain

What must I bring?

  • 2 Combination locks
  • Sheets, blankets or duvet
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Coat hangers
  • Electric iron
  • Alarm clock
  • Pocket money
  • Sport equipment

Students who do not wish to travel with all of the above should complete the form Application for Accommodation Extras.

Students are also advised to bring the following:

  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Radio
  • Computer
  • Bed lamp
  • Carpet
  • Ironing board

The Heights

Students can also reside in The Heights at approximately R550 per month (excluding meals). In this case the Technikon does not take any responsibility for the arrangements. Here the students will have to