Once you have received confirmation of where you will be studying, you should look for accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Student accommodation is usually highly sought after and requires prior planning. Considerations when searching for accommodation include:
- Costs will vary depending on your chosen state, city, and type of accommodation.
- Always confirm the total cost and any other expenses you may be required to pay, such as bond and utility fees and ensure they are included in your accommodation agreement. But HBD services will ensure you with the best and affordable accommodation for you.
Accommodation can be:Renting a property
You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately. There are often rental and share house options posted on boards at your institution or share house websites.
Many international students stay in short-term accommodation while becoming familiar with their new city and meeting potential housemates. Here are some short-term accommodation options:
- Hostels and hotels
- Temporary housing, which may be offered through your institution. Talk to your institution’s support staff or check its website for details.
On-campus residences can be individual bedrooms or shared bedrooms with shared facilities offered at all our universities. These on-campus residences are called “colleges.” Some have everything included, like meals, furniture, internet, etc.