How does res allocation work?

#1

Is res allocation random or based on marks? Does the degree you are studying also affect which res you get into?

#2

To the best of my knowledge, res allocation is generally entirely random and independent of your degree choice, with the exception of the Health Sciences and the Performing Arts where the university tries to allocate you to a residence that is close in proximity to the respective faculty’s buildings.
See [http://www.dsa.uct.ac.za/residence-allocation] for further information.