Discover a range of housing options available for international students in Adelaide.

University Managed

University Managed housing are fully furnished and managed by a University. Students have a choice between living in houses or apartments.

Residential Colleges

Residential Colleges housing means living as a community with strong links to Universities and Colleges.

Student Hostels

Student Hostels are privately-owned housing where you can live with limited supervision.
Single and shared rooms are available, with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Student Apartments

Student Apartments are privately managed self-catered apartments that are close to University campuses.


Homestay means living with an Australian family for all or part of your study period. It is a great way to experience first-hand the friendly South Australian lifestyle and culture.

Private Rental

Private Rental is when you enter into an Agreement with a ‘Landlord’ to reside in a property – usually a house or an apartment.

Find the student housing that is right
for you using the link below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of housing is right for me?

If you are a student who is under the age of 18, you must live in a homestay with an Australian family or in an institution boarding facilities. If you are over the age of 18, you can choose to live in a university-managed housing, residential college housing, student hostel, student apartment, homestay, or in a rental house.

Where can I find a list of housing providers?

If you know the type of housing you would like to live in, a list of housing providers is available. This list includes a general profile and contact details of the different housing providers available in Adelaide. View the list of housing providers in Adelaide.

What are my rights as a tenant?

If you need advice or are experiencing difficulties with your housing, there are plenty of help available. The South Australian Government has covered the renting basics in a guide (English) and also other languages. Visit Housing SA for other tips and advice on renting in South Australia.

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