At the University of Queensland (UQ), you will have the option to live on campus in a Residential College or opt for off-campus self-catered student apartments. As you read the information below, please be sure to review the general information for Housing in Australia.
UQ has a thriving residential college environment: unique and active communities where residents regularly dine together, participate in social events and even compete against other colleges 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 International House.
As its name suggests, International House aims to facilitate broad and rich educational, social and cross-cultural experiences. This fully-catered housing option houses students in single rooms within larger "towers" of 4 or 5 students, which include a shared bathroom. All towers comprise male and female students, with International House paying close attention to ensure each tower is a diverse living environment. Common areas are scattered through International House and social activities are planned throughout the semester, often with a focus on cultural diversity.
A brand new facility that opened in 2022, Kev Carmody House is the first independent student housing facility owned by The University of Queensland and managed by UQRes. With a gourmet style kitchen including juice stations and gas cook tops to a rooftop including a magnesium pool, cabanas, barbecue facilities with a sweeping 360-degree views of Brisbane city, this housing facility is state-of-the-art.
All bedrooms are for single occupancy, with a self-contained ensuite, floor-to-ceiling windows to allow the natural light, abundant storage, and a desk where you can concentrate on study. Wifi and most kitchen utensils are included, as is your own personal lockable fridge and freezer in the kitchen on the ground floor.
Additional areas include a private gym; music room (with 2 sound proof rooms) including a grand piano and podcast facilities; a games room and e-gaming room; multiple study and common areas plus laundry facilities; a bike storage location and residential advisors to provide 24/7 support.
Room styles including a floor plan and photos are located on the Kev Carmody House website.
If you prefer a more independent style of housing, Scape Tribune provides student housing 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 facilities within your apartment. Additional amenities include a gym; BBQ area; cinema room; TV/Games room; laundry facilities; study rooms; all with 24/7 onsite staff and unlimited WiFi. A linen package will also be provided for you.
Set along the trendy South Bank area of Brisbane and in close proximity to the city center, the Scape Tribune facility is located along several bus routes and within walking distance of three terminals of City Cat (Brisbane's public ferry service). The commute between Scape Tribune and UQ by public transportation will take between 30 to 45 minutes.