If you are going to uni for the first time next year, it is time to start researching and booking your accommodation.
By living in uni accommodation you will get to know your uni, find opportunities and make friends faster.
There are gold plated and budget versions of accommodation to choose from.
At the top of the range you get:
- A room with three meals a day
- Weekly cleaning
- Academic support with tutorials and one on one support
- Mentor support
- Live-in potential friends
- Social clubs and entertainment
- Opportunities to follow music, theatre, sport, leadership or academic pursuits.
By checking what is available you can choose the style that suits you.
Presume there is a scholarship to help you to cover costs of many aspects of going to uni. Your challenge is to find them!!
Many of the residential colleges provide scholarships to help cover the costs accommodation. There are scholarships for:
- Regional Students
- Academic excellence
- Leadership, sport & art
- Financial hardship
- Indigenous access
There are also accommodation scholarships available through local shire councils, business grants, and government grants.
Watch the Good Universities Guide scholarship page for accommodation scholarship opportunities.
What are Your Choices?
Each of the unis has a page where all of their accommodation options are listed:
Curtin has a variety of on-campus student accommodation options, with properties in both Perth and Kalgoorlie.
In Perth they currently have four properties which are managed by UniLodge Australia:
- Erica Underwood House,
- Guild House,
- Kurrajong Village and
- Vickery House.
Each property is located within easy walking distance to the centre of campus, and Curtin are currently offering a discount of up to $2,500* when you live on campus for the full 2021 academic year!
In 2022 Curtin will be opening two new student accommodation options (a new halls of residence and a college!) in Perth as part of their ‘Exchange Precinct’.
ECU has accommodation at Mt Lawley, Joondalup and Bunbury. They call the accommodation ECU “villages” which isn’t quite accurate as they don’t look like villages, although the social life may make up for that.
The Murdoch University Village is more like an accommodation block than a “village”. It is right on campus set among the bushland surroundings.
Notre Dame Fremantle has accommodation in old buildings near the university. It has the funkiest accommodation to be found at any WA university. You can watch a video on Notre Dame accommodation HERE.
UWA student accommodation is across the road from the campus. I always thought it would be exotic to stay in the St George’s castle, although the rooms were cold and musty when I was at UWA.
More information about university in 2021
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