Accommodation

Student accommodation in Sydney

Experience real ‘Aussie’ (Australian) culture living with a family in homestay. Enjoy city life in a safe and central student residence. Or share with friends in a rental house or apartment.

1. Homestay

Becoming part of a real Australian home is a great way to get to know the culture and practise your English. This option is for students aged 17 or younger. It gives you a safe and supportive place to live. All our hosts are security checked and their homes are inspected before we place any students with them.

2. Student residences

If you’re aged 18 or over you’ll find a range of student residences to choose from in Sydney. These fully furnished apartments let you enjoy independent living. Shared communal areas and cooking facilities provide great opportunities to make new friends. Most residences have 24-hour security. The Taylors College Accommodation Coordinators will be happy to help you find a place to live.

3. Rental houses or apartments

You might prefer to live in a house or apartment. We can offer advice on options close to our campus.

For information about current rental properties, visit:

domain.com.au

flatmatefinders.com.au

flatmates.com.au

Living costs

Accommodation

Prices per person:

  1. Homestay: $385 per week
  2. Student residence: From $250 per week
  3. Rental: $165-400 per week

Other living costs

  • Cappuccino $3.80
  • Bottle of water $2.55
  • Fast food combo meal $10.00
  • Meal in an inexpensive restaurant $15.00
  • Cinema ticket $20.00
  • Fitness club $72 per month
  • Weekly Opal card (smartcard travel ticket) for buses, trains, light rail and ferries – limits fares to $60 a week or less
  • Basic utilities for an apartment (electricity, heating, water, etc.) $177.00 per month
  • Internet $68.00 per month

Note: All costs are sourced from numbeo.com and are estimates only. They are subject to change without notice. All costs are in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit xe.com

For more information on living costs in Australia and the minimum financial requirements to receive a student visa, visit studyinaustralia.gov.au.

For more information on Opal cards, visit opal.com.au.

It costs a single person $19,830 per year to live in Australia. Any school-aged dependents accompanying overseas students to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in a government or a non-government school.

 

USFP student Ranyang

“My favourite things about the house are my room and my bathroom, and I love Natasha making dinner. It’s very good in homestay so don’t be nervous.”

Ran Yang, from China
USFP Homestay student