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Welcome Message from the Director: Student Housing


Dr Nomvula Twaise
On behalf of Student Housing staff, I would like to welcome all UMP students, in particular, students who have been admitted in the University residences and in Accredited Private Accommodation. The University residences offer 1353 beds at both Mbombela and Siyabuswa Campuses. This number will remain as is until another block of residences is completed in the next couple of years. It is well-documented that Universities have a limited number of beds on-campus and this shortage is augmented by accrediting local properties to accommodate students. Likewise, the University of Mpumalanga has a number of Accredited Private Accommodation Properties that offers a substantial number of beds. We increase the number of beds in the Accredited Private Accommodation by accrediting more private properties for student accommodation every year.
UMP prides itself with state-of-the-art residence facilities and services it offers to students. Some residences offer self-catering accommodation while some are catered accommodation. Our residences provide a student-friendly environment that promotes the academic objectives of the University and ensures a community of students with diverse backgrounds but high level of understanding and respect for differences. Enjoy your years of positive self-discovery at the University of Mpumalanga and prosper in all your endeavours.