Now that you’ve decided where you are going to study in Australia, there are a few other things that you have to start doing to prepare for your time there. One of the most important things that you have to take care of is making sure that you have somewhere to live. We’re going to look at some of the options that you will have for accommodations and how you can start looking.
Some people make the mistake of thinking that they can come to the country and find somewhere to live quickly. This could actually get very expensive, because you would have to stay in a hostel or a hotel for an extended period of time. Even if there is a weekly rate, it could add up quickly if you don’t find somewhere suitable to live in a reasonable amount of time. It’s much better to make sure that you either have a rental set up or a temporary arrangement situated before you arrive in Australia.
That being said, the institution that you are studying at may offer on-campus housing as a long-term or short-term option for their international students. Many institutions have housing available, especially for those who are studying abroad during their undergraduate career. Even if you are an international student who is pursuing postgraduate studies, the university may have options available for you to explore. Either way, you should always go to the university first before exploring any other options; even if they don’t offer on-campus housing, they may have a list of options for you to explore that you won’t have access to from any other source.