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Housing

The University of Tasmania offers affordable and convenient on-campus accommodations, all with million-dollar views. On campus, you have the freedom to choose a dorm or apartment. Or, you can live off campus in a homestay, share house, or hostel. To get a jumpstart on the best housing options, you’ll work with campus housing service before departure to arrange your housing.

Apartment

In addition to apartments, about half of all exchange students opt to live in share houses surrounding the university. Similar to a shared apartment, a share house is an independent living space where you may share bathrooms or kitchens, for example. This is a common living arrangement for young working professionals in Australia.

Accommodations

  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • International students
  • Local students
  • UC students
  • US students
  • Local residents

Commute

Your commute to class will vary depending on the location.

Dorm

A variety of dorms, which are called residential colleges, are available.

Accommodations

  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • On campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • International students
  • UC students
  • US students

Commute

Dorms are primarily on campus (with a few exceptions) and just a short walk to class.

Homestay

Your host may be a single adult, a couple, or a family with children.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (varies)

Live with

  • Local residents

Commute

Depending on your housing location, you can expect an average commute of 30 minutes by public transportation.

Hostel

You may choose to live in a hostel for all or part of your study abroad term.

Accommodations

  • Shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • International students
  • UC students
  • US students
  • Travelers

Commute

Commute times could be 10 minutes to an hour by public transportation depending on the hostel location.