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    Everything about Student Accommodation Adelaide

    Student Accommodation in Adelaide
    Adelaide, South Australia's cosmopolitan capital city, is famous for its world-class art and music festivals, impressive clear water beaches, and exceptional wine regions just a short drive from the heart of the town. There’s more than just wine that attracts tourists to the city, it is also brimming with fresh local produce and fantastic food, all of which is essential to the Adelaide culture.

    Since its inception, University Living has now grown as an AI and tech-enabled platform that offers an integrated payment gateway to facilitate instant accommodation booking in Adelaide. With a primary focus on PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations), the company has partnered with a range of international property providers. Till date, University Living has achieved plenty of milestones wherein the platform offers 1 million beds in more than 210 cities worldwide.

    About Adelaide
    On its way to becoming the lifestyle hub of Australia, the city of Adelaide also has a lot to offer those who decide to choose it as their destination for higher education. The city has beaches to the west and hills and forests to the east, with the CBD smack bang in the middle of it. For the students, it’s great news that apart from fun and galore, the city also has plenty of museums and art galleries to explore like Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Maritime Museum, and Adelaide Central Gallery.

    The history of Adelaide
    Before Europeans had arrived in 1836, Adelaide was originally inhabited by the Kaurna people who were the original custodians of the land and was called Tarntanya (place of the red kangaroo). The city has been named in honour of Queen Adelaide who was to King William IV. Surveyor-general William Light was tasked with selecting the site and designing the city which is why Adelaide is a planned city. It was set alongside the banks of the River Torrens surrounded by Park Lands spanning across 900 hectares of lush green land.

    Life as a student in Adelaide
    Known as Australia’s education city, Adelaide is also the capital of the state of South Australia. Adelaide has been placed in the top 10 world’s most liveable cities, making it a preferable choice for students pursuing higher education in Australia. Students will find that the city has a lot to offer since it has all the perks of living in the big city yet is small enough to travel given its excellent transport links. There are plenty of off-campus accommodation options for students who want to make the most of their university experience. The university campuses are mostly located in the city, so students will find it easy to get to and from their lectures whether they prefer walking, riding their bike or catching the inner-city tram or bus.

    Universities in Adelaide
    The city of Adelaide is home to three public universities – Flinders University, the University of South Australia, and The University of Adelaide. Apart from these, the city is home to a campus of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and Torrens University. Flinders University has over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and research degrees whereas The University of Adelaide, Australia’s third oldest university, also offers a broad range of long-term and short-term courses.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I rent student accommodation in Adelaide?
    Booking of rooms at University Living is done by following 3 easy steps: a) Make your ideal selection of accommodation. b) Pay initial payment like security deposit if required. c) Confirm your booking. In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

    What are the different types of student accommodation in Adelaide?
    There are purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) which are known for having strategic locations close to various universities where students can expect have fewer restrictions and more options. You can pick several room choices available from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

    What are the variants in student rooms available in Adelaide?
    The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    Are the bills included in the rent?
    It entirely depends on the accommodation you choose and offcourse according to the lease policy of the provider. Most of our student properties in Adelaide have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, outdoor courtyard, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

    Can I view my student apartment in Adelaide before booking?
    Yes. You can always get in touch with our accommodation experts if you want a view the accommodation. We can always arrange a virtual tour for you.

    What are the best areas for students to live in Adelaide?
    Student life in Adelaide has everything that a student needs, with the assurance of getting to enjoy everything the city has to offer. Bank Street, Waymouth Street, North Terrace, Synagogue Place etc. are some of the most popular student areas in Adelaide.

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where can I stay during my placement year?
    Students who are working during their placement year but are a full-time student at a university can stay in the student homes listed on University Living website. As long as you’re a student at a university you can choose to stay at any student accommodation.