With access to a range of quality and affordable accommodation options, you'll find the perfect place to live in Adelaide.

Almost 4,000 students choose to live in and around Adelaide's city centre. With most campuses located in the city, you’ll find it easy to get to and from your classes by walking, riding your bike or catching the free inner-city tram or bus.

There are also plenty of options available if your campus is located out of the city, or if you want to live in the suburbs. With public transport covering the entire metropolitan area, you’re never more than a bus, train or tram ride away.

Residential Colleges

This is a popular choice for many international students due to its convenience. Living on or near campus means you're just a stone's throw away from your classes and it's a great way to immerse yourself in campus life from day one. Fees typically include all utilities, amenities, internet, meals and even tutoring. The average cost per week in Adelaide is AUD$500.

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Student Accommodation

This is another excellent option, particularly for students who prefer a blend of independence and the social aspect of living among peers. These apartments are designed with the needs of students in mind and offer flexible leasing terms to match university semesters. The cost of student accommodation in Adelaide is usually between AUD$300-$600 per week.  Click here to see the wide variety of options available in Adelaide. 

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Renting a room

If you're looking to make your living expenses more cost-effective, renting a room could be the answer. Not only will you split the rent and utilities, but you'll also have the chance to make lasting friendships and learn about different cultures. Renting a room can cost between AUD$150-$300 per week.

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Renting an entire place

For those who prefer having their own space, private rentals are available throughout Adelaide. While this option might be slightly more expensive, it offers privacy and the freedom to create your own space. Private rentals could be a house, apartment or unit, and cost between AUD$400-$600 per week. For families relocating to Adelaide, a rental with multiple bedrooms will likely cost more. Please note that these costs usually don’t include utility bills - there is more detail on them below. 

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A homestay offers a uniquely immersive experience for international students in Australia, providing a safe, nurturing, and culturally enriching environment, and is particularly suitable for under-18 students. This option generally includes meals, utilities and internet. The costs can range between AUD$250-$510 per week.

Click here to view the complete guide on accommodation in Adelaide and some of our tips for your search.

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