Finding a place to rent is not an easy task. You need to consider costs and location. As a university student, you should probably consider renting place in close proximity to your campus. You can either rent an apartment/house in nearby suburbs or live on campus.
Renting is pretty expensive in Sydney. Here is a list of Rents by Individual Suburbs in Sydney. If you’re a UNSW student, the cheapest suburb to rent in is Kingsford plus it’s in very close proximity to the campus. You might also want to consider renting in Coogee, Kensington and Randwick. Bear in mind that it’s often cheaper to rent in a shared apartment/house.
There are 2 types of accommodation UNSW apartments and UNSW colleges. Apartment types vary from studios to 8 bedroom apartments.
University Terraces, Barker, Mulwarree and High St Apartments – Link to accommodation fees (Mulwarree apartments’ is the cheapest option with rent rate $223 per week)
UNSW Village – Link to accommodation fees (fees vary from $258 to $420 per week).
There are six Colleges: Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall and The Kensington Colleges (Basser College, Philip Baxter College and Goldstein College) and UNSW Hall – link to the fees (the price range varies from $367 to $517)
Campus accommodation is always high on demand so make sure you apply in advance.
What factors do you consider the most important when choosing a place to rent? We would love to hear your opinion!
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