Post Graduate Residences

Future Africa is a flagship institute of the University of Pretoria located on the university’s Hillcrest campus. The campus offers a tranquil, yet modern environment away from the busier Hatfield centre.

The postgraduate residence at Future Africa offers accommodation for post-doctoral fellows, PhD and master's students, researchers as well as visiting scholars of Future Africa. The residence offers bachelor apartments, communal kitchens and dining spaces, as well as a fully equipped laundry. The rooms have an open space design each with a study area and an en-suite bathroom (shower).

The amenities at Future Africa include a dining hall for residents who prefer not to self-cater. The dining hall may provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and take-away meals on a pre-order basis, which costs is not included in the monthly rates. Future Africa also hosts a fully furnished Research Commons with 24-hour access, and library services providing full access to e-resources and repositories, and regular onsite library assistance.

Many shopping centres are conveniently located in the vicinity of Future Africa, with an array of restaurants in the area. The residence is in close proximity of the UP Sports Center gymnasium, High Performance Centre, Hillcrest public swimming pool and the Hatfield Gautrain station. A scheduled bus shuttle service is available to residents.

Residents are required to sign a rental agreement that is subject to annual renewal. A code of conduct and house rules apply.

Rates for 2023 include:




There are 5 Residential blocks comprised of 170 Living units, 50 self-catering and 120 units without kitchen facilities.

  • A number of communal spaces with kitchens, dining and lounge areas.
  • A larger precinct is available that allows for outdoor activities.
  • Laundry services on site.
  • Family units, suitable for families with children.
  • A backup generator is available during load shedding.
  • Eduroam available.
  • Rental linen, cutlery, and crockery available upon request.
  • Transport available to the main campus and nearby shopping centres.


Block C, D & E

R5 150

Block B

R5 780

Block G (1)

R6 210

Block G (2)

R6 840


Larger family units also available. Rental information provided on request.

A refundable deposit is payable, with the first month’s rental, at the concluding of an agreement.

Please also note that contracts can be terminated by appropriate notice from the tenant, and will be renewed each year.

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