MUT ready to accommodate students at its residences

Press release statement

Submitted by: The Department of Marketing & Communications

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                                                                                                            3 February 2022

MUT ready to accommodate students at its residences

As Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) gears up for its registration, interest in the University’s residences is growing. So far, over 8,000 students have applied for residence for the 2022 academic year.

The MUT Housing Superintendent, Gugu Madlala said the number of students who seek accommodation at the university has been steadily growing over the years. This sustained interest by students is a result of MUT’s efforts in ensuring that the University has the best residence system that money can buy. Safety of students is always at the top of the priority list.

Jackson Rammala, Acting Director: Protection Services at MUT said that parents can be assured that their children will be safe at MUT residences.

Residence applications at MUT are done online. The registration fees for booking a place at the residences are as follows:

Registration Period Internal Residence (old res) Deposit External Residence & New Internal Res Deposit
Semester R6 150 R11 650
Annual R12 750 R22 750


Madlala said returning students had to login on their ITS portal and follow the easy steps and choose the residence of their choice. New students apply for residences via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Madlala added “all residences are ready to allocate for the 2022 academic year”.  Madlala also said that COVID-19 protocols were to remain a priority in all residences, he said.

Students will only be allowed to access their residences as soon as they register. The University is one of the few institutions in the country that accommodates over half of its students in residences.

MUT has 39 residences; most of these are off campus. Students will only be allocated accommodation upon registration.