Maybe you want to try staying with an Australian family, for a full cultural experience. Or perhaps, you’d like to try living in a shared house with friends. Maybe you want some privacy and quiet and would prefer your own studio apartment. We can help you find a home that suits your particular needs. The College provides accommodation services to students who require assistance with organising their accommodation in Adelaide.

Accommodation in Adelaide

There are several options for housing in Adelaide and the College can help you work out which accommodation will suit you best. Your choice consists of:

  • Homestay
  • Urbanest
  • University accommodation
  • Independent rental and share house accommodation

Under 18 students must choose from the following accommodation:

  • Homestay
  • Urbanest
  • Living with a relative or family friend will need to be approved as a homestay provider with proof of age, residency, and police checks.

All accommodation for students under the age of 18 will be arranged and overseen by the Manager, Student Services (Accommodation and Administration) and the Student Services Coordinator (Under 18 Students). To make sure you can go straight into your new home easily, this is organised before you arrive in Australia. Students under 18 years of age can choose between a homestay, or a room in approved U18 accommodation provider Urbanest at the University of Adelaide.

Parents will be happy to know that all students under 18 are assigned a welfare officer. Your personal officer will meet with you every two weeks, to make sure you’re adjusting to your new life in Australia. For any under 18 student queries email

For accommodation fees, please visit the student fees page.


If you want to get to know how Australians live, and you like the idea of living with a local family, then this is the option for you. While you’re staying with your homestay family in their home, they will take care of you and make you feel comfortable. It’s also a great way to practise your English language skills outside the classroom.

The College does not enter into a contract with either the student or the homestay family but simply acts as the facilitator for the homestay placement. The College takes extreme care when matching homestay families and students, but can take no responsibility once a placement has been accepted by both the homestay family and the student.

Please note you are required to stay with your homestay family for a minimum of four weeks if you are 18 years and over unless there are extenuating circumstances. Students who are under-18 years are required to stay in their homestay arrangements for a minimum period of six months or until they are 18 years, whichever is the earlier date. All students requesting homestay are required to pay an accommodation placement fee.


Urbanest at the University of Adelaide is the University of Adelaide College’s preferred student accommodation provider. Located across the road from the University’s main campus and a short walk down Rundle Mall to the University of Adelaide College, students will benefit from the community environment and study spaces provided, shared with undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University. Electricity, water, internet and contents insurance are included in your weekly rent. With a range of room types available the property is safe and secure, with 24/7 dedicated onsite team and swipe card access for all rooms. Plus, you get to enjoy a whole lot of fantastic facilities, including a video games rooms, amazing rooftop with BBQs, cinema and gym!

For more information or to download the application form, please visit

University Village

If you’re looking for other studio or shared apartment options, there are more student residence options available. These residences have affordable options and common areas for socialising. The Village is a purpose built student community, located in the Adelaide central business district. For more information about student accommodation, please send an email to

Accommodation Facilities and Services

 HomestayUrbanestUniversity Village
📶 Wifi*
🍽️ Meals Provided
🛏️ Shared bathroom^^
🍲 Shared Kitchen
👥 Shared lounge/Common room
👚 Laundry Facilities
✨ Common area cleaning service
✨ Bedroom cleaning service**
🌳 Recreational facilities
🤸 Independence
👥 Meet other students
👪 Supportive family environment
👥 24/7 onsite team
💬 Practise English
🍜 Private fridge
📚 Study desk
🌬️ Air-conditioning
👮 Security service
👱 Under 18s
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*Approximately $5 per week.
Full board includes laundry and all meals except lunch on school days. Part board excludes meals and laundry.
^Ensuite bathroom options available
**Yearly cleaning package available at an additional cost

Travel Times to the College

 HomestayUrbanest at the University of AdelaideUniversity Village
🚌 Bus <40 minutes4 minutes10 minutes
🚴 BikeVaries2 minutes7 minutes
🚶🏻‍♀️ Walk Varies6 minutes20 minutes
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