All universities and
many colleges and schools offer residential accommodation on campus,
as well as providi ng
a Housing Service to assist students in locating comfortable,
affordable, off-campus accommodation. The various options of
accommodations are listed below. The cost will vary according to the
facilities and services provided and the location.
are generally reserved for postgraduate students, visiting faculty &
married students. They?re usually furnished with the necessary
in-house facilities and amenities.
very popular choice of accommodation for students. Homestay arranges
for the student to live with an Australian family. Rooms are either
single or shared and the price will range accordingly. The cost
generally covers two meals (breakfast and dinner) during the week
and three meals on weekends. As a homestay guest, you?re likely
expected to be independent, respectful, considerate and
Normally on-campus and slightly more expensive than university
accommodation. Meals are provided. Sporting and social facilities,
libraries, tutoring and (generally) computer access are also
provided. Cleaning and household tasks will be taken care of.
University Accommodation (Halls of Residence) is usually located
within or near university campuses. This option is generally cheaper
than residential colleges, as they do not provide certain facilities
such as meals. International students are often attracted to this
mode of accommodation because of the exposure they get to many
diverse cultural backgrounds.
Please note that Residential Colleges and University Accommodation
will only accept full-time university students. They?re opened to
both men and women. As this is mainly sought after, therefore it is
recommended that you apply to the college before your classes start.
Some universities do offer single sex Halls of Residence, and some
have a religious affiliation.
& Shared Accommodation
option mainly requires one or more people to share a house or flat.
Rentals will be according to the location, size, facilities and the
condition of the residence. You may check for advertisements in the
local newspapers, student notice boards, in housing offices or
approach a Real Estate Agent.