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Arrange Accommodation

Overview

There is a wide range of student accommodation near UNSW and in Sydney.

In order to secure accommodation, we recommend you make applications with accommodation providers as soon as possible - accommodation is in high demand and it can take a few weeks to organise.

Below are some accommodation that our students have chosen to live at.

Applications for accommodation should be made directly with the accommodation provider.

Students under 18

You must book and pay for your accommodation and submit an Enrolled Students Under 18 Care Arrangement Form at least 4 weeks before the start of your course.

Availability for Apartment style Student Accommodation (as of 12 January 2017)

The below accommodation is specifically designed for students and offers a range of room types, including twin share, shared apartments, en-suite bathrooms and studios.

This type of accommodation is perfect for students who want to make friends with other students and want an introduction to independent living, whilst benefitting from onsite security and residential advisors.

Some UNSW Accommodation offers meals. All other accommodation below is self-catered, so students can cook for themselves.

  Suitable for which type of student Price per week Distance from UNSW* Vacancy for Transition, 8 Feb 2017 Vacancy for Standard, 5 April 2017 Vacancy for other 2017 programs**
Unilodge@UNSW All students with priority given to students under 18 years old From $407 10 minutes walk Yes Yes Yes, make an enquiry
UNSW Accommodation Students over 18 years old ONLY Varies No Limited, make an enquiry Limited, make an enquiry Limited, make an enquiry
Urbanest Quay Street All students From $444 28 minutes, bus Limited, make an enquiry Limited, make an enquiry Limited, make an enquiry
Urbanest Darling Square All students From $349 31 minutes, bus Yes Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Unilodge Central Park - Kensington Street Students over 18 years old ONLY From $442 (current availability) 29 minutes, bus Make an enquiry Make an enquiry Yes, make an enquiry
Unilodge on Broadway All students From $375 31 minutes, bus (1 bus change) Make an enquiry Make an enquiryy Yes, make an enquiry
BE Accommodations*** Students over 18 years old ONLY From $325 13 minutes, bus Yes Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Unilodge The Steps Central Park Students over 18 years old ONLY SOLD OUT 30 minutes, bus No No SOLD OUT, may be 6 bedroom apartments

 

Availability for Homestay (as of 12 January 2017)

Homestay is where you live with an Australian family in their home. Homestay provides an opportunity to practice your English, live in an Australian home and experience a different way of life.

  Suitable for which type of student Price per week Vacancy for Transition, 8 Feb 2017 Vacancy for Standard, 5 April 2017 Vacancy for other 2017 programs**
Homestay: Oz Homestay All students $310* Limited for Under 18 students Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Homestay: Homestay Network All students $330* No vacancy for Under 18 students Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Homestay: Global Experience All students $320* No vacancy for Under 18 students Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Homestay: Study Vision All students $315* No vacancy for Under 18 students Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Homestay: Auzzie Families All students $320* No vacancy for Under 18 students Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Homestay: Meridian All students $270* No vacancy for Under 18 students Yes Yes, make an enquiry
Homestay: Stay Down Under All students $310* No vacancy for Under 18 students Yes Yes, make an enquiry

 

Notes

* The price quoted is the rate for students under the age of 18. Weekly fees may be higher for under 18 year old students as the host families take on additional responsibilities when students are under the age of 18. Homestays have additional fees, including Administration and Placement fees. Check website for more information.

** Please note that there may not be availability for all programs.

*** UNSW Global does not have any formal arrangement with this accommodation.

For more information please contact our Student Support and Accommodation Officer by filling the Enquiry Form

Unilodge@UNSW

Accomodation

Unilodge@UNSW is an excellent accommodation choice, and is suitable for students under 18 years of age as well as students over 18.

You have a choice of studios or shared multi-bedroom apartments, some with ensuite bathrooms and balconies. All rooms are modern, fully furnished, secure and connected to the internet.

Ten Reasons to choose UniLodge

  1. 24-hour security with secure swipe card locks and security cameras
  2. Great location, only 10 mins walk from UNSW, close to banks, shops and restaurants
  3. Unlimited data usage - Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) in every bedroom
  4. Airconditioning in the living room
  5. Individual bedrooms with en-suite bathroom options
  6. Excellent student support with live-in Residential Advisors and Manager
  7. Organised student activities
  8. Cleaning services each fortnight
  9. Public transport at the door to get you to the city and the beach
  10. Close relationship with UNSW Global to support student life

What our students and parents say

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“As parents who were living away from our son, we were grateful that UniLodge had regulations, as it put our minds at peace knowing our son was in the right hands.” Wenny, parent, Indonesia

“I think UniLodge is the best place to live in, especially for under-18-year-old international students like me. It might be the best decision I’ve ever made!” Barney, student, Hong Kong

For more information go to the Unilodge@UNSW website

Students under 18

You must book and pay for your accommodation and submit an Enrolled Students Under 18 Care Arrangement Form at least 4 weeks before the start of your course.

Homestay

Homestay is where you live in an Australian home. Homestay provides an opportunity to practice your English, make Australian friends and experience a different way of life.

Applications must be made directly to the Homestay agencies. When you have applied to the Homestay agency you will be invoiced in advance for the placement/administration fee and several weeks accommodation in advance. You will then be matched with a homestay host.

Agencies that are approved homestay hosts for under 18 year olds, and that many of our over 18 year old students register with are:

OZ Homestay
PO Box 416, Sydney Markets NSW 2129 Australia
T: 61 2 9325 6988
E: info@ozhomestay.com.au
www.ozhomestay.com.au

Global Experience
PO Box Q680, Sydney NSW 1230 Australia
T: 61 2 9264 4022
E:enquiry@globalexperience.com.au
www.globalexperience.com.au

Homestay Network
PO Box 270, Beecroft NSW 2119 Australia
T: 61 2 9412 3100
E: placements@homestaynetwork.com.au
www.homestaynetwork.com.au

Study Vision
PO Box 63, Rosebery NSW 1445 Australia
T: 61 2 9669 5225
E:info@studyvision.com.au
www.studyvision.com.au

Meridian Homestay Services
PO Box 434, Neutral Bay NSW 2089 Australia
T: +61 2 9909 2960
E: MHS@meridianhomestay.com.au
www.meridianhomestay.com.au

Auzzie Families Homestay Care P/L
PO Box 112, Rose Bay NSW 2029 Australia
T: 61 2 9301 0900
E: info@auzziefamilies.com
www.auzziefamilies.com

Stay Down Under P/L
PO Box 423, Killara NSW 2071 Australia
T: 61 2 8901 4499
E: info@staydownunder.com.au
www.staydownunder.com.au

 

Students under 18

You must book and pay for your accommodation and submit an Enrolled Students Under 18 Care Arrangement Form at least 4 weeks before the start of your course.

UNSW Accommodation

Accomodation

UNSW Accommodation provides on-campus and off-campus student accommodation for students 18 years of age or over. Please note that availability is limited and contracts may be for fixed dates.

UNSW Accommodation is more than just a place to live. It provides a home - as supportive, safe and secure as a true home should be. More than this, it provides a community lifestyle that encourages the new friendships and experiences that are essential to a fulfilling University life.

There are different types of accommodation

UNSW Colleges

There are fully-catered, part-catered and self-catered options. Colleges offer a unique experience for undergraduate students, by combining a strong support network delivered through an established residential care program as well as academic mentoring.

UNSW Apartments

Located either on-campus or off-campus, UNSW student apartments are designed for independent living, including couples and families with children.

UNSW affiliated accommodation

A number of other accommodation providers around campus provide student accommodation, and have services to enhance community and student life.

For more information and to make an application please visit UNSW Accommodation.

Other options

Off Campus Student Accommodation

There are a number of Student Accommodation providers in Sydney, including:

Share house and private rental

Many students rent accommodation off campus, often with other students. If you think that you want to rent accommodation in the private rental market, think about how what type of housing you want to live in, how many people you want to live with and how much you want to pay each week. When you know what you are looking for, you can start looking for places.

When you find somewhere you like, you will usually need to pay 2 weeks rent in advance and a bond (normally the amount of 4 weeks rent). You will get your bond back when your tenancy agreement or contract ends, assuming you do not owe your landlord money. You should make sure you get receipts for your rent and bond.

A good place to start looking is www.domain.com.au

It is important to understand your tenancy rights and responsibilities before you rent a room or a property. The Tenants’ Union NSW has a number of factsheets to help you. Information is available in many languages.

For further information please use our Enquiry Form

 

Under 18 Accommodation

If you are an Under 18 year old international student when you start studying with us, and you want to be part of our Under 18 Care Program where we issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW), you must stay in approved accommodation.

UNSW Global has approved the following accommodation as suitable for you:

When we approve accommodation we look at safety, student support, staffing ratios and location. UNSW Global has close working relationships with our approved accommodation providers.

All under 18 students are required to book and pay for their accommodation and send us a completed Enrolled Students Under 18 Care Arrangement Form at least 4 weeks before the start of your course.

When we are confident that your accommodation is suitable, we are able to approve your care arrangements.

As part of the Under 18 Care Program, you will have scheduled interviews with Student Advisors to assist you with your life as a student, both inside and outside the classroom. An additional fee is charged for the Under 18 Care Program. Please see Arrange Under 18 Care for details.