5 great options for student accommodation in Australia

You finally got your letter of offer for an Australian university! The next big step as an international student is to find a place to call home. The Student Housing Company states that the average living expense of an international student in Australia is about AUD$20,290 a year. That’s a lot of money — especially after adding other costs such as visa fees, medical examinations and tuition fees.

Here are five great student residences around Australia that might help with your planning.

1. Scape

Location: Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney
Cost: $229–$549/week

Founded in 2012 in London, Scape is a modern student accommodation that is located conveniently in cities and near universities. There are currently three locations in Melbourne, two in Brisbane and one in Sydney. Scape offers a modern space, top amenities and student-detailed cleaning services.

2. UniLodge

Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Cost: $250–$400/week

UniLodge is Australia and New Zealand’s largest and leading student accommodation providers, with more than 70 properties managed under them. They are usually scattered around the city and close to major institutions such as universities, colleges and TAFEs across Australia. They also offer special room discounts such as complimentary rent and gift vouchers to students

 3. Urbanest

Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Cost: $199–$655/week

Urbanest claims to be more than just the average student accommodation — each location has a set of regular events that are hosted by the management. The events are part of a residential life program called uLife. Urbanest offers great student lifestyle and is situated near transport links, universities and social centres.

4. The Boulevard

Location: Perth
Cost: $239–$420/week

Located on Stirling Street, this 23-storey tower is Perth’s first purpose-built student accommodation. Successfully completed in time for the start of the 2019 academic year, The Boulevard has 573 rooms that consists a mix of studios and shared apartment living.

 5. Atira

Location: Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne
Cost: $195–$469/week

Atira offers international students a mix of stylish living plus a range of accommodation options. The building also accommodates students who are looking for short stays close to campus. Each location is located strategically near public transport, cafes and universities. Students can also choose to purchase different add-ons that make their stay a little more comfortable – such as airport shuttle, ongoing room cleaning, kitchen and bedroom equipment.

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