Students at UQ have three main accommodation options: 

  1. If you want to live on campus, 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. You can read more about the Residential College experience and the Colleges at UQ here. Spaces at the Colleges are limited, so you are not guaranteed a place. It's best to apply early, but some Colleges may still have places available closer to the start of the semester. You can find up-to-date information about which Colleges are still accepting applications by checking our Accommodation web site. If you want to enjoy the academic and social benefits of a residential college without living in one, however, you might like to think about the College Associate Membership Program.
  2. 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. This is self-catered, furnished accommodation designed for students and can be booked online from overseas.
  3. The third option is to book temporary accommodation from the list of short-term options here and wait until you arrive in Brisbane to secure permanent accommodation. 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. 

View the video below to hear from UQ students about the accommodation options you can choose from.

UQ International, Accommodation Services from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo.