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
  • Student residences
  • 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 under 18s must be arranged and overseen by the College Accommodation Manager and Student Services Coordinator. This must be completed before the under 18-year-old student arrives in Australia.

For accommodation fees, please visit the student fees page.


Homestay is where students stay with a local family in their home, living and eating with them and offers a uniquely Australian experience. Homestay is ideal for developing English language skills and assists students with adjusting to Australia by providing a family atmosphere.

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, 100GB of internet per month and contents insurance are included in rent. Safe and secure with 24/7 dedicated onsite team and swipe card access for all rooms. Modern furnished rooms with bathroom and air conditioning. No meals are provided. Students have access to shared kitchen and laundry facilities as well as common areas. All students requesting accommodation at urbanest are required to pay an accommodation placement fee.

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

University Village

Carefully designed to cater for a wide range of students’ needs, the Village provides a safe and supportive environment with a community feel. Please contact the Accommodation Manager at the College for an application form. Acceptance here is subject to approval.

More information is available at the University of Adelaide student village website

Student Residences

There are many student residences located in Adelaide. Please inquire about available options by sending an email to

Accommodation Facilities and Services

 HomestayurbanestUniversity Village
Meals Provided
Shared bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Shared lounge/Common room
Laundry Facilities
Common area cleaning service
Bedroom cleaning service**
Recreational facilities
Meet other students
Supportive family environment
Practise English
Private fridge
Study desk
Security service
Minimum stay
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.
**Yearly cleaning package available at an additional cost

Travel Times to the College

 HomestayurbanestUniversity Village
Bus<40 minutesN/A7 minutes
BikeVaries2 minutes8 minutes
WalkVaries4 minutes20 minutes
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