Below are the housing options for students studying abroad at University of Sydney for the Fall 2022 semester. Please read below for specific details on each option then complete the Housing Preference Form, which includes roommate requests. The deadline to complete the form is May 25, 2022.
University of Sydney Housing
Management: Independently run by Urbanest
Meal Plan: Not available
Commute: Requires approximately 10 – 15 minute walk to USYD.
Accessibility: Accessible options are available at Urbanest. Please feel free to reach out to your program manager for more information on this housing option.
This housing fits the bill for you, if you…
- Want to walk to class as it is just down the road from USYD.
- Love cafes, used bookstores and the vibe of a college environment as this is a youthful area.
- Enjoy spending time in more of a “city” environment.
- Do not want a meal plan and want to cook for yourself.
- Are okay with living with other TEAN students or other international students.
- Like the idea of living independently but also like the perks of being part of a student community.
Option A: Single Room within Shared 6-Bedroom Apartment*
Students choosing this option will enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom within a shared 6-bedroom apartment. These apartments will be shared either with other TEAN students, other international students, or a mix of both. A large living area and kitchen is shared by all six suitemates. Students will have unlimited wireless internet. Participants will also receive kitchen supplies and linens upon arrival to make settling in as easy as possible.
*This option is not guaranteed to be available
Option B: 4-Bedroom / 8-Person Apartment (4 bathrooms)
Students choosing this option will enjoy a shared bedroom and bathroom in a fully-furnished room as part of a larger 8-person suite. These apartments will be shared either with other TEAN students, other international students or a mix of both. A large living area and kitchen is shared by all eight suitemates. Students will have unlimited wireless internet. Participants will also receive kitchen supplies and linens upon arrival to make settling in as easy as possible.
These units are above average student apartments located in the bustling neighborhood of Ultimo which is within walking district of Darling Harbour, Chinatown and some of the main entertainment districts of Sydney. It is also home to many students attending the various universities in Sydney. The Sydney Central Railway station is only a 10-minute walk away which provides students easy access to all Sydney has to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I pay extra can you guarantee a housing preference?
No. We cannot accept extra money. We feel very strongly that every participant should have an equal opportunity for each accommodation option.
I heard that some students got in trouble in the past in your housing. What can I expect?
TEAN has hand-selected our off-campus apartments and unlike what you may experience on your home campus, the buildings are also inhabited by working professionals and young families. Property managers cannot tolerate parties or disruptive behavior that leads to a loss of business. We will discuss our “No Party” policy in greater detail at orientation, but you must be aware that there are heavy fine systems in place for students who do not follow the rules and yes, we have even had students evicted in the past. If you are evicted, there is no refund for your housing and TEAN will not be responsible for finding you additional housing for the remainder of your semester. Remember: You are no longer living in college dormitories or Greek houses… you are functioning as adults in this new environment.
We also insist that students keep their apartments relatively clean and habitable. Although a cleaning service is often included with the housing options, it is not the property’s responsibility to clean up after you. Damages fines and extra fees will be assessed for student apartments who require additional hours of cleaning or service.
How much does public transport cost?
Most students that are commuting to campus each week purchase an Opal Card transport pass for Sydney ferries, buses and trains. Typically a budget of $45 AUD per week is appropriate for students with a daily commute. Read more about public transport in Sydney here.
How do we determine roommates?
Based on your housing questionnaire and roommate requests we will allocate 4 – 6 students per apartment. Upon arrival you can choose to divide up the rooms amongst yourselves. We expect our participants to make decisions in a fair and adult manner. We can only accommodate roommate requests for students participating in TEAN programs.
Housing Preference Form
Housing Preference Form
Once you’ve read through the above housing options for your program. Please complete the housing preference form. It is due before May 25, 2022.