1Will I qualify to apply for accommodation if I live within close proximity of the University of the Western Cape?
2Is the accommodation available to national and international students?
3What are the selection criteria?
You must be registered at or be affiliated to the University of the Western Cape.
4How do I apply?
Complete the Online application on the website.
5What is the process once I’ve applied?
From Application to Approval is a 3-stepped process -
1. Apply online
2. Shortlisting – an email will be sent with a Pro Forma Invoice and information on the requirements for Approval
3. Approval – an email will be sent with the requirements for Check-in.


1When and how are the fees payable?
Please see the FEES structure on the website. Deposits are room option and payment category specific. The Refundable Breakage Fee must be paid with the deposit. Rooms are reserved once the deposit and all required documents are received.
2What documents do I require when applying for one of the payment plans?
Credit Evaluation documentation - (Three months’ bank statements – not older than 3 months), Salary Advice, a copy of the identity document (ID) of the surety (The sureties email address and cell to be written on copy of ID) and a copy of the students ID.


1What room options are available?
Please see the ROOMS tab for the various options.
2As a first year student, do I have to apply for a double room?
Students may apply for any room preference.
3Does each room have their own desktop computer?
No, you bring the computer and we provide the internet LAN connectivity.
4Can I bring my own fridge?
Kovacs has fridges available in the communal areas. Students are permitted to bring their own fridges. The fridges must have an energy efficient rating and must be signed off and tagged by Kovacs security. Electricity cost is R380.00 per annum payable on Check-in.


1Do you have a cafeteria on site?
No, the residences are equipped with kitchens for self-catering. A kiosk for all your grocery requirements is located on site.
2Do you have a laundry service?
The laundry is fully equipped with washers and dryers. There is a Drying Yard for those who prefer to hang their clothes.
3Does Kovacs have a gym and pool?
Kovacs is within 3 – 5 minutes walking distance from the UWC gym and 50m indoor heated pool.
4Is there parking available for residents?
There is sufficient parking. The parking area is access controlled and safe.


1When are students permitted to check-in at the Kovacs UWC Student Village?
Students will be allowed entry from the second week of January.
2Once we have checked in how do you report maintenance fault?
Kovacs has its own Maintenance reporting App, which every resident will have access to.