Studying in Australia opens many doors for international students, and the blend of culture and lifestyle only adds to the adventure. Why do so many students choose Australia as their study location, and how do they decide where to stay?
Australia’s extremely popular as an English-speaking international student destination, second only to the United States and the UK. Sydney’s culture is diverse, the locals are welcoming, and the education standards are top-notch.
When you’re looking for a place to stay, it is worth considering your budget, how social you are, and why you chose to study abroad.
It’s best to research and book early as accommodation fills quickly for the study year.
While you do, keep in mind that you want a great location so that you can easily visit all of Sydney’s iconic landmarks and attend world-class events, as well as enjoying fitness and shopping facilities nearby. You’re definitely going to have to get out onto Sydney Harbour, visit the beaches and check out some gigs while you’re here!
Sydney Student Living’s accommodation at Concord and Top Ryde is situated in excellent locations, providing easy access to all of Sydney’s attractions. If you’re after a premium lifestyle, book your accommodation at our Top Ryde location. If it’s budget-friendly you need, Concord is your answer.
How can an international student get accommodation in Australia?
The neat thing as an international student is that you do have a wide variety of rental options, from “roughing it” in a hostel right through to immersing yourself in the comparative luxury of on-campus colleges.
You’ll find the on-campus lifestyle tends to be a bit of a party culture, which can be a little wearing if you’re not an extrovert who can get your studies done fast and leave loads of space in your calendar for spending time with friends (usually with a drink in hand, so add that into your budget).
But if you’re more of a “got to study and still want to enjoy making friends” type, you may be glad you looked beyond the on-campus accommodation, to find “a room of your own” such as those at Sydney Student Living’s Concord and Top Ryde locations. Take a look at Massimo’s feedback:
“It’s my first time living abroad and I was worried that I wouldn’t make any friends when I arrived. But when I came to the common room for a movie night I ended up watching more movies afterwards with my neighbors, my new best friends.”
How do I find my student accommodation in Sydney?
Booking your student accommodation with us means you’ll feel organized and settled as soon as you arrive. Our accommodations at both Concord and Top Ryde locations offer the perfect blend of security, quality, and community. We understand that your academic success is important, so we’ve designed our accommodations to ensure that you can focus on achieving your best while studying.
Once you’ve decided which of our two locations suits you best, it’s time to start packing! Need a hand to stay organised? We’ve got you covered with a handy check-in checklist. Just click here and you’ll know exactly what to bring.
Say goodbye to last-minute stress and hello to a smooth move-in experience!
What types of accommodation are available for international students?
Options at Sydney Student Living allow you to choose whether you’d like a kitchenette and bathroom included in your accommodation, or to go budget with a spacious single room (including kitchenette) and shared bathroom – all with very comfy sized beds. This means you will find the perfect space at a price your budget will allow … and each room comes with free, unlimited wifi!
And all of your utilities (gas, electricity and water) are included in your rent, so it’s a “one and done” payment each period.
For the luxury-lovers, Top Ryde’s student accommodation rooms are fully air-conditioned. For students at Concord, air conditioners can be rented as needed.
Your “home base” at Sydney Student Living literally becomes the room of your dreams, as you study to kickstart your career. And if you book a 44-week block you’ll get excellent rates!
When you need a break from the study, you’ll find common areas and good company to help you unwind.
“Students are so nice, you never feel alone, there’s always someone to speak with.
The kitchen is great, there are a lot of shops near, Kmart, pizza only five minutes from, a station in 15 minutes and a park for fitness and relaxing.”
~ Clenella D BK
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Because Sydney Student Living is perfectly suited to accommodate international students studying in Sydney, you’ll find a welcoming space and good company to make sure your experience is unforgettable.
Here is feedback from Gladys who travelled from Singapore to stay at Sydney Student Living:
“The idea of living in student accommodation always worried me because for me, cleanliness is a must. However, the facilities and rooms at SSL were always kept very clean, and it felt more like a live-in community than student accommodation.”
And here’s what Giorgio Tarantino, from Italy, said:
“I lived here for 2 years and I can guarantee you a wonderful welcome from the whole team, always ready to help you and stay close to you, thanks for everything.”
It’s this kind of community we want to help you create: like-minded people, from diverse backgrounds who are there for each other and who can share ideas + experiences during your stay.
Click here to check out our Frequently Asked Questions and click here to contact us so that you can secure your accommodation now.