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ACCOMODATION WHILE STUDYING

Get a head start on finding accommodation.

Get a head start!

Both our campus locations offer plenty of options on where to stay and who to stay with. Whether you want to live in a highly social environment or you prefer privacy, there’s a style of accommodation to suit you perfectly.

Female Griffith College student checking in to campus accommodation reception with suitcase

On-campus

If it’s convenience that you want, Griffith College offers accommodation on both campuses that’s an easy walk to your class. There are self-catered options and added benefits, like access to common spaces, wi-fi and discounted gym membership.

Weekly rent: $170-$317

Off-campus

Privately managed share houses or apartments are the most common off-campus option. You are likely to be living with other students, so it’s a great way to feel independent, but also have the support of like-minded people who are also learning about life in Australia. Furniture is included.

Weekly rent: $160-$450

Griffith College have a partnership with Student One for their Brisbane City locations – one of Queensland’s best providers in student accommodation.  For more information visit the Student One website.

Homestay

Many local families enjoy having international students stay with them. This is the closest thing to living with your own family, as they will be on hand to help with any questions you have about Australian life. Furniture and meals are provided too.

Weekly rent: $255-$275

“It wasn’t that difficult to find an accommodation as you get help from your peers and from the student advisor as well.”

Lakshya Kochar, Diploma Student

Whether you decide to live on or off-campus or with an Australian family in a homestay, Griffith offers a housing option to suit your needs.

We recommend you organise short-term, temporary accommodation for your first few days in Queensland. Once you arrive and settle-in, you may then wish to arrange longer-term accommodation to ensure you are choosing a living arrangement suitable to you.

Additional accommodation requirements for under 18s

All international students who are under 18 years of age must satisfy one of the following accommodation requirements whilst studying at Griffith College:

  • Live with at least one parent; or
  • Live with an adult who normally lives in Queensland (other than an overseas student) who has been appointed in writing by a parent of the student to act as the student’s guardian; or
  • Live with an approved homestay family.

Griffith College ensures that students satisfy one of these requirements by obtaining written documentation from the students’ parents prior to the student commencing their studies. If during the period of enrolment any student under 18 years of age is not living under one of the above requirements, then arrangements will be made for the students accommodation arrangements to be changed in order to satisfy this requirement or the student will be reported to the Australian Department of Home Affairs (HA) for a breach of their student visa condition. Students who wish to change into alternative accommodation must contact the Accommodation Manager or the Student Counsellor & Welfare Advisor to gain written approval prior to moving.

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