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Off campus accommodation

Places to stay and tips to find housing

Along with University residences and colleges, there are a range of short-term, long-term and homestay options for students. Find out more about your accommodation options, as well as renting advice.

From boarding houses and purpose-built apartments, there are plenty of places to stay near the University. Here are our tips for finding the right accommodation for you.

Y Suites on Regent provides multiple furnished rooms near the University of Sydney campus, tailored for students. Y Suites on Gibbons is currently located close to campus and offers multiple room types exclusively for University of Sydney students. Y Suites currently have an exclusive limited-time promotion offering up to $150 in rent rebates and perks. A one time $100 rent rebate and $50 laundry credit for students who book directly through the Y Suites reservation team.

Scape is a private provider of student accommodation and currently has a limited amount of rooms available for Semester 2, 2024, exclusively for University of Sydney students. 

Scape have various locations conveniently located near our Camperdown/Darlington campus. The accommodation features award-winning design including stylish rooms and creative spaces, study areas, gyms, kitchens, outdoor courtyards and rooftops.

Sydney University Village is located close to the University of Sydney campus and offers multiple room types at competitive rates.

Renting tips

Rent will only be one of your expenses but don’t forget gas, electricity, internet and furniture, as many properties come unfurnished. You’ll also need to pay a bond, which is normally the equivalent of four weeks rent. If your rental isn’t near the University, figure out how much it will cost to travel there over the year.

Accommodation on campus and in surrounding suburbs is extremely popular and can be booked up fast – especially at the start of semester. Start looking at least two to three months before you want to move in. You need time to check a few places before making a decision.

In addition to the usual flat-share in a privately-owned apartment or house, why not investigate some of the other low-cost accommodation options near campus.

Purpose-built student apartments are a great option if you’re looking to explore Sydney independently, but want to stay close to a student community. Many offer fantastic city views, and quiet places for group work and solo study. Start by checking out:

Student boarding houses are also very common around the inner west of Sydney, offering a similar collegiate experience to living on campus. Most are run by a church or humanitarian group. What’s included in your rent will vary from one place to another. Check out:

Write a list of questions and ask the landlord or property manager. Does the rental include utilities or internet access? Are you allowed to have guests? What facilities are shared? (eg, laundry). What about pets, parking, bicycle lockup?

Make sure you thoroughly inspect any property before paying a deposit or signing a contract. Never pay money through a funds transfer to a private rental agency or individual you don’t know. One option to consider is short term housing which can be arranged before you arrive, which gives you time to search for a longer-term option.

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