BRISBANE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION COMPARISON CHART

The following table outlines what is included in your fees to attend International House and how this might compare to other accommodation options.

The table below shows a snapshot of three different student accommodation options available within 5km of the UQ St Lucia campus. From experience, our residents will tell you it’s difficult to put a dollar figure on the unique community benefits they value most about being a Housie.

Note: We provide further details on our inclusions here.

EXPENSEInternational House
On-campus at UQ
Student Accommodation
(based on 3 bdrm appt in St Lucia)
Private Rental
(based on 3 bdrm appt in St Lucia)
UPFRONT COSTS
Bond – 4 weeks rent
refundable at the end of tenancy
N/AFull bond $2760
1/3 share $920
Full bond $2000
1/3 Share $664
Additional Fees
Registration Fee – new residents only$600--
Student Club Membership
One Semester, optional for self-catered residents
$200--
Bed Linen Package-$124$100
Kitchen & Dining Essentials-$104$100
Electricity & Internet Connection-$37$37
Total Upfront Costs$800$1185$901
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WEEKLY COSTS
Fees/Rent per person$555*$230$166
Bills & Consumables
Food / Meals / Groceries / Cleaning items (assume $25/day)Included$175$175
Electricity
($108/mth AGL Medium Use)
Included$9$9
WaterIncludedIncluded$5
Internet/WiFiIncluded$5$5
Cleaning
2 hrs min @ $35/hr
Included$23$23
Public Transport
8 trips a week
On-campus$24$24
Gym/Pool Membership
UQ Sport
Included$15$15
Academic Support/
Private Tutors
Assume 2 hrs / week
Included$80$80
Total Weekly Costs$555*$561$502
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TOTAL CONTRACT COSTS
1 SEMESTER$11 455*$15 771$13 953
Contract length minimum –
1 Semester
19 weeks
saving 7 weeks rent
26 weeks26 weeks
*See Fee Schedule for details
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EXTRAS MONEY CAN’T BUY
Time saved by not cooking and cleaningYesNoNo
Three nutritious meals per dayYesMaybeMaybe
240 potential new Australian and International friendsYesUnlikelyUnlikely
No setup of utilities and fighting
over who pays the bills
YesNoNo
Full calendar of cultural events,
increases cultural awareness and
participation
YesNoNo
Organised social eventsYesLimitedUnlikely
Learn more about Australian customs and cultureYesMaybeMaybe
Safe crowd to hang out with off campusYesMaybeMaybe
Staff onsite 24/7YesYesNo
Coached Leadership OpportunitiesYesNoNo

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