Student Accommodation In Australia: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT

Posted by Ander Sonben on May 7th, 2017

Students who live with flatmates, for example sharing a house or apartment, benefit the most.  The reason is all of them not only learn from each other but also share all the costs and expenses.

Students come to Australiabecause of what the country has to offer, to meet new people and because of the quality of its education. Rentingcheap student accommodationis a priority.

A Students life is also challenging. For example finding student accommodation sydneycan take lots of effort and research. Australia has become expensive and if you are coming with a limited budget you will need to compromise in order to rent a room.

Here are some guidelines to help you with this.

  • When it comes to International student accommodation, it is good to start by searching online. Our advice is to do so as soon as you receive your letter of offer from your education institution (don’t wait until the last minute start looking for student accommodation well in advance).
  • If for some reason you don’t find cheap accommodation before departing to Australia, we suggest you rent a room for the first week. Most of the providers that accept short stays are hostels or backpackers. This will at least secure a place to stay as soon as you land in Australia.
  • When choosinghousing for students in Australia you need to consider several things such as: Is it located close to your education institutions. Is the room shared? Are the utility bills included? There are many questions to be answered. This is why targeted student accommodation portals are so helpful. They provide all the information you need to know in one single place.
  • Other things that will affect your budget are related to how you are renting the room. Some are fully furnished and come with loads of advantages. Usually, when the budget is limited, a lot can be saved by staying in furnished apartments. You may pay a bit more per week but you don’t have to buy a bed, a washing machine, a dryer or a table. Everything is provided for you. Since the house or apartment is fully furnished your stay becomes hassle free (allowing you to focus on your studies since day 1).
  • The proximity of your student accommodationto the university or college plays an important role here; lots of energy, money and time will be saved. There is no need of travelling everyday to reach the university. When the students choose an accommodation provider near the college, they can dedicate their time to whatever they like the most: Sports, studying at the library, seeing friends, etc. This will indeed save a lot of energy, time and money.  All you need to do is to calculate what’s best for you: To live close to your university (and pay more) or live far away, pay less rent but commute every day and spend in public transport fees.
  • The cost of the Education Agents Accommodation must be set clearly in your mind; Set and decide the budget well in advance. This will make it easier to choose a place. The rent must always be estimated. If the rent is higher than estimated, compromises need to be found. For example: you may have to share the room. You may have to share the bathroom. You may have to move a bit further out than you wanted.

Be flexible with your decisions and do your research.

Managing your expectations is very important because it is the only way you will know the reality you will encounter once you arrive in Australia.

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