Iglu apartment in Sydney

Student accommodation in Sydney

Sydney offers a wide range of safe and central accommodation - an ideal environment for international students to meet and make friends.

Accommodation options

As a student, finding the right accommodation is an important step to helping you feel at home. Students living in Sydney can choose from purpose-built student accommodation, temporary accommodation, private accommodation and homestay. Find out more about your options below. 

Student residences

  • Urbanest

    Urbanest student housing in Sydney has a community feel. You can enjoy a superb lifestyle with comfortable rooms, study areas, social spaces and a great support network. Urbanest specialises in hassle free and secure living. Short term bookings (min four weeks) are available from $60/night, including all utilities and internet. 

    There are seven Urbanest locations in Sydney. Quay Street is the closest to Charles Sturt University Study Centres, just 16 minutes' walk from campus. Rent includes all utilities and unlimited wi-fi and insurance. You also have access to the residential social program, uLife.

    Room options

    • Private studio
    • Twin bedroom with ensuite within a shared apartment


    • Fully equipped kitchen 
    • Study spaces
    • 24/7 on-site team
    • Air conditioning and heating
    • Gym
    • Barbecue area
    • Laundry
    • CCTV
    • TV and games room
    • Secure bike storage


  • UniLodge on Broadway

    UniLodge Sydney offers furnished, self-contained studio and loft apartments. Located on Broadway, just 20 minutes' bus ride from Charles Sturt University Study Centre Sydney, this purpose-built student housing is convenient, safe and secure. 

    Rooms options

    • Studio apartments 
    • 1 bedroom apartment
    • Twin apartment 


    • Student lounge
    • Common kitchen
    • Rooftop barbecue area
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa
    • Laundry room
    • 24-hour security
    • Bicycle storage
    • Car parking (additional cost)
  • Iglu

    Iglu in Sydney offers the supportive benefits of student accommodation along with the flexibility of an off-campus lifestyle. There are five locations to choose from, with Iglu Central and Iglu Broadway closest to Charles Sturt University Study Centres (about 20 minutes' walk).

    Room options

    • Private studios (Premium and Standard)
    • Shared apartments (5 or 6 students)


    • Wi-fi included
    • CCTV and on-site security 
    • Events program
    • Study and social spaces
    • Free weekday 'breakfast on the go' included
    • Gym
    • On-site laundry
    • Bicycle storage
    • Barbecue and courtyard area

Accommodation costs

Prices for accommodation vary depending on the student residence you choose and the room type. The prices below are a guide only. Please visit the individual provider's website for more information. 

Residence  Cost 
Urbanest  Prices start from $385 per week 
UniLodge on Broadway Prices start from $415 per week 
Iglu Central  Prices start from $464 per week 
Iglu Broadway  Prices start from $504 per week 
Sinclair Prices start from $240-$340 per week 

How to book

After you have confirmed your place and arranged your visa, the next step is to book your accommodation. Make sure you know your arrival and departure dates. To book your accommodation you will need to go directly to your chosen provider and book via their website. Contact us if you have any questions. 

Private renting and homestay

  • Temporary accommodation

    You might decide to book temporary accommodation before you arrive in Sydney, and look for a permanent place to live later. The two places we recommend to students are near Central Station, so you can get there easily by taking the train from the airport to Central Station. They also have a 24-hour reception so you don’t have to worry about the time that you arrive.

    Sydney Central YHA

    We recommend Sydney Central YHA or Sydney Railway Square YHA as initial accommodation if you are unable to secure accommodation before arriving in Sydney. The Sydney Central YHA is a 10 minute walk from the Sydney campus.


    WakeUp is backpackers’ accommodation located within 13 minute walk from the Sydney campus.

  • Private accommodation

    If you’re over 18 you can choose to look for a private house, flat or apartment, which you can rent furnished or unfurnished.

    Living in rental accommodation gives you more freedom, but also comes with more personal responsibility. You’ll need to factor in the cost of other living expenses, such as food, utilities, transport, books and entertainment. You’ll also need to pay a security bond (usually one month’s rent) before you move in. 

    If you choose an unfurnished house, flat or apartment, you’ll need to provide your own furniture and appliances. Sharing rental accommodation with other students is a good way to reduce your living expenses. Below are some of our recommended shared accommodation sites:


    ShareMyRoom specialises in shared accommodation. ShareMyRoom is well-recognised for its approach to independent, off-campus shared accommodation in Sydney.

    The Furnished Property Group

    The Furnished Property Group offers rental options for studio apartments and houses. All properties are close to main public transport routes to make it easy to get around Sydney. Furnished Property offers studio apartments, 1-5 bedroom apartments, shared accommodation and student accommodation. 

    Other rental property websites

  • Homestay

    Homestays are designed to support international students to learn more about the culture and lifestyle and help improve their language skills in a new country. All homestay families have hosting experience, police clearance and their homes have been inspected to meet certain criteria.

    Please note that Charles Sturt University Study Centres do not have agreements with homestay providers. Any arrangements you enter into with the provider is between you and the provider directly.

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