There are many accommodation arrangements available to international students, and at Areej we are able to find you the best options to suit your budget and requirements, from the following options:
- Hotel accommodation when you first arrive
- On-campus housing in university halls of residence or single apartments
- Studio apartments
- Private rental properties
- Shared Accommodation with other students
For first time students, we recommend a short homestay with an Australian family that provides you with the opportunity to settle in to your new city, in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. Areej Education will organize the homestay for you and ensure that once you arrive that you are comfortable with the home and the family you have been placed in.
The following tables are an indication of accommodation and living costs in the four major Australian cities.
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
|Own Rooms||Meals||Min Stay||Adelaide A$||Brisbane A$||Melbourne A$||Sydney A$|
|Full Board* (Single)||Yes 2-3||2 Weeks||From A$250 Per week||From A$250 Per week||From A$250 Per week||From A$250 Per week|
|Full Board* (Twin share)||Shared 2-3||2 Weeks||From A$220 Per week||From A$220 Per week||From A$220 Per week||From A$220 Per week|
|Full Board* + Guardianshi||Yes 2-3||2 Weeks||From A$300 Per week||From A$300 Per week||From A$300 Per week||From A$300 Per week|
|Accommodation Booking Fee||A$150||A$150||A$150||A$150|
*Full Board includes: 3 meals per day (self-serve breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the host).
HOMESTAY DETAILS (ADELAIDE, BRISBANE MELBOURNE & SYDNEY)
Placing a Single student in a twin share room is not an option. Twin share is only for friends or partners travelling together. Australia proudly promotes a multicultural society; therefore Areej cannot guarantee that all homestay families are of Australian Heritage.
Accommodation can be arranged in studio apartments, which are clean, safe, secure, and provide independent living with on-site management staff. Studio apartments have a shower and toilet, are fully furnished and air-conditioned, and have a DVD, TV, fridge, microwave oven and telephone with voicemail.
Shared kitchens and laundries are provided on every floor. Recreational facilities available at some student studio apartment complexes include a gym, swimming pool and sauna, in-house restaurant, business centre and recreational room with TV and pool table.
EXAMPLE OF STUDIO APARTMENT PRICING
|Room Only||One Meal||Two Meals||Min Stay||Holding Deposit (Payable at time of booking)|
|Short term single studio||from A$185 per week||from A$276 per week||from A$395 per week||5 weeks||from A$500|
|Long term single studio||from A$185 per week||from A$185 per week||from A$185 per week||6 months||from A$500|
Students relocating to Australia should keep in mind the relevant costs when they undertake studies. When calculating the cost of living in Australia, students must also budget for food, health care, transport, books, clothing and entertainment. Please note that all costs listed are estimates only and will vary depending on location, lifestyle and inflation.
Students are recommended to allow a minimum of A$15,000 per year to cover their cost of living. It is highly recommended that students arrive with an additional A$2,000 to cover settling in costs such as rental bond and to purchase basic furniture items, if this is not already prepaid during enrolment.
- Overseas Student Health Cover* – A$354 (one year)
- Rental bond – A$1,100 (Adel), A$1,100 (Bris), A$1,200 (Melb), A$1800 (Syd) per rental
- Music concert tickets – A$60 – A$100
- Cinema tickets – A$10 – A$15
- Mobile Phone – A$20-50 per month
- Stationary and books – A$500 per year
*Australian Government Requirement- cost varies according to duration of cover. Prices include goods and services tax (GST). Costs are based on figures at time of printing and are subject to change without notice.