A Students Guide to Off-campus Accommodation in Pretoria

December 11, 2020

Pretoria is a fun vibrant city with excellent places to study.

Choosing off-campus accommodation in Pretoria: A user guide for students

Students can choose from large institutions like the University of Pretoria and Tshwane University of Technology, as well as smaller independent colleges.

It’s hard enough selecting the right course and the right university, but you also need to think carefully about where you’re going to live.

After all, you’re going to want to live somewhere safe and comfortable so that you can focus on your studies and achieve your grandest life goals.

At the same time, you’ll want convenient access to shops and nightlife, and an opportunity to socialise with fellow students.

Fortunately, accommodation has been designed especially with students in mind. Purpose-designed student accommodation can be the perfect way to live off-campus with convenient access to the university and plenty of privacy to do your own thing.

Of course, not all student accommodation is created equally.

A pre-semester geography lesson

If you’re unfamiliar with Pretoria’s geography, it can be hard to know beforehand which areas will suit you best. Generally speaking, Tuks students often want to live in Hatfield, which offers convenient access to the UP campus.

Hatfield is a great location for all students, though. It’s a buzzing part of Pretoria, with great shops, restaurants and cafes.

Adulting is boring, but necessary

Once you’ve chosen the neighbourhoods you like, it’s very important to check who manages any student living space.

You want things to run smoothly, you want to be safe, you want to live in a well-maintained building – and you don’t want to be ripped off.

It’s a good idea to find student accommodation run by a reputable company with a proven track record. That may sound boring and adult, but you’ll regret it if you end up in a place with a leaking roof that never gets fixed – which the landlord tries to make you pay for.

You do you, but with your friends

For many students, off-campus accommodation is great because you have a balance of independence and community.

You get to enjoy your own room or share with flatmates, but you also live a vibrant student community.

However, that does mean making one more choice: will you take the bachelor apartment, the two bedroom or the three bedroom?

Want to find out more about affordable upmarket student accommodation in Hatfield?

Secure your student accommodation

The Fields is an exciting student development conveniently located in the heart of Hatfield, Pretoria’s most vibrant suburb. The Fields offers a selection of rooms to suit any student looking for quality accommodation. It’s safe, secure and managed by one of the country’s most respected developers.

Don’t wait until it’s too late: act now to secure your ideal student accommodation and contact us to begin the application process.

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