If you want to arrange your accommodation ahead of time, have your meals catered for you and lots of support and activities at your fingertips, you should consider living in a Residential College

However, spaces at the Colleges are very limited and in high demand. You will need to apply early and are not guaranteed a place.

If you want to be a bit more independent (or are unsuccessful at securing a place in a College) but still want to have your accommodation arranged before you arrive, you should consider living in off-campus student housing with one of UQ's preferred providers. This is self-catered, furnished accommodation designed for students and can be booked online from overseas.

The third option is to book temporary accommodation and wait until you arrive in Brisbane to secure permanent accommodation. The UQ Rentals website can help you with your search.

If you choose this option, you should plan to arrive in Brisbane at least two to three weeks before the start of Orientation, as it can take some time to find a suitable place and get settled in.

This option offers the widest variety of choices and prices. You can find more information on the Accommodation Services website.

If you want to be sure of a place before you arrive, you can apply through UQ for Guaranteed Accommodation at one of the colleges or preferred providers. If you miss the deadline for Guaranteed Accommodation, you can still apply directly with the provider of your choice.

Finally, an option specifically for Study Abroad and Exchange students is Semester in Australia (SiA) housing. SiA provides fully furnished housing with utilities, bills and internet included. You'll be placed with like-minded study abroad or exchange students, and will be introduced to them before you arrive. You'll also get support from the on-site resident director, who will introduce you to other SiA students, UQ, your local area and life in Brisbane.  They'll also help you make the most of your time at UQ with ongoing semester activities and travel options. You can book SiA accommodation online through their website.

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