As a student at the University of Queensland, you will have the option applying to live on campus in a Residential College or opting for off campus housing in a student apartment. As you read the information below, please be sure to review the general accommodation information for Australia.
University of Queensland has a thriving residential college environment. If you live in a residential college, you will be part of a unique and active community: residents regularly dine together, participate in hall social events and even compete against other halls in sporting contests. While this is an excellent way to meet Australian students, the application process can be competitive. A limited number of places are available for Arcadia students at Emmanuel College and International House.
Located just a short walk to the main buildings on campus, residents of Emmanuel College enjoy fully-catered accommodation and private bedrooms. In addition to a small gym on site, Emmanuel features its own bagpipe band and even offers lessons to residents. The College organizes a range of social events for residents including a barbecue in the courtyard to kick off each semester.
As its name suggests, International House aims to facilitate broad and rich educational, social and cross cultural experiences. This fully-catered accommodation option houses students in single rooms within larger "towers" of 4 or 5 students, which include a shared bathroom. All towers are comprised of male and female students, and International House pays close attention to making sure that each tower is diverse with as many nationalities as possible. Common areas are scattered through International House and social activities are planned throughout the semester, often with a focus on cultural diversity.
If you prefer a more independent style of housing, Urbanest provides student accommodation to Brisbane-area university students in self-catered student apartments. Each unit houses five or six students in single bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. You will prepare your own meals in shared kitchen areas within your apartment. A linen package and internet connection will also be provided for you.
Set along the trendy Southbank area of Brisbane, in close proximity to the city center, Urbanst is located along several bus routes and within walking distance of three terminals of City Cat - Brisbane's public ferry service. The commute between Urbanest and UQ by public transportation will take 30-45 minutes.