At Uvision Australia we can help with choosing the correct accommodation. It is very important after you've decided where you're going to study to get the best experience during your visit in Australia. We understand how frustating and time consuming it can be to find the right accomadation that suits your needs and budget, here are some tips when searching for accommodation:
. The 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 a bond and utility fees.
. Consider how far it is from your campus and whether it is easily accessible by public transport, such as bus or train.
. Find out what shopping centres, hospitals and emergency service facilities, and other amenities are nearby.
Here we'll list different types of accommodation you may want to consider to suit your needs and budget:
You might want to consider these options for when you first arrive in Australia.
- Hostels and discounted rates on hotels.
- Temporary housing which may be offered through your institution while you get settled. Talk to our Uvision Australia support staff to check if this option is available at the institution you wish to study.
Homestay is a cultural exchange between a local individual or family (called a Host) and a visiting international student. The student lives as a guest in the home.
As a student you should expect to be provided with your basic needs including your own room, food and space to study. Over the period of your time together the host will assist you to become familiar with the local area and customs in a relaxed and friendly household setting.
You will pay a weekly fee for you Homestay. This fee covers items such as:
- use of the Australian Homestay Network services and website
- emergency telephone support
This weekly fee may vary depending on your level of service (how many meals your host provides you with for example) and which city or State of Australia you are living in. The weekly fee ranges from $250 to $300 per week.
Campus living can be a great option to minimise travel. Most universities have comfortable and furnished apartment-style living on campus or close by, sometimes with cleaning and meals included. Our Uvision team will be able to confirm the accommodation options your institution has available and how the costs compare with organising your own accommodation.
It is a good idea to take up an offer of university accommodation in your first year as it will take the hassle of having to find somewhere to live by yourself and ensures you do not miss out on any social events in your first few weeks.
Rental or Lease
For years this has been the most popular form of student accommodation as you can live independently without supervision for the first time!
With all of the options above, you have certain responsibilities to meet when it comes to paying accommodation expenses on time, cleaning and maintenance. You also have the right by law to feel secure in your property, maintained with working facilities. If there are any problems with your accommodation, talk to our Uvision team or landlord (if renting), we are always happy to assist you to make sure you have been treated fairly in a genuine way.
We have a list of partnerships of organizations who offer different kinds of accommodation. These have a great reputation and most importantly have already satisfied the needs of our existing clients. Please feel free to contact our education advisors on "contact us" for more information or (click here for helpful tips)
Team Uvision Australia