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Applicant Information

Who can apply for Homestay?

Homestay is now a successful accommodation option for current/future UTAS students as well as other visitors connected to the university, including:

  • International Students
  • Domestic students
  • Exchange students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students
  • Visiting researchers & academics
  • Medical Placement Students
  • English Language Centre (ELC) students
  • Study Tour students (4-6 week intensive programs)

Homestay accommodation offers the Traditional and Flexible Model as well as self-contained options.

Traditional Model - $285/week (Over-18 applicants)

  • one bedroom per student (fully furnished bedroom with bed, bed linen, storage space for belongings)
  • utilities (power/water) included
  • a welcoming, friendly, and supportive home environment
  • three healthy meals per day for the student
  • Possible inclusions: Internet

Flexible Model - $245/week

  • one bedroom per student (fully furnished bedroom with bed, bed linen, storage space for belongings)
  • utilities (power/water) included
  • a welcoming, friendly, and supportive home environment
  • NO MEALS
  • Possible inclusions: Internet

Self-Contained options - weekly rate varies

  • self-contained, fully furnished options
  • a welcoming, friendly and supportive experience with the host family
  • NO MEALS
  • Possible inclusions: Utilities (gas/power); Laundry facilities; Internet

Other Charges

  • A non-refundable placement fee of $185 is payable upon acceptance of an offer for Homestay accommodation.

Homestay Accommodation is not guaranteed but subject to suitability and availability at the time of application.

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Frequently asked questions

You must apply online.

We recommend that you apply at least 14 days before your arrival date to allow us time to find you a suitable placement.

Important note: Submitting an application does not guarantee a placement.

Homestay payments are to be paid in advance on a fortnightly (every two weeks) basis.

Homestay Hosts live within a 30-minute radius (via public transportation) from the UTAS campus locations. However, some hosts may live further away. Homestay applicants should be willing to travel between their Homestay and University.

Your Homestay family will be allocated based on the information you give us in your online application. Please include as much information in the application as you can - it helps us find a suitable host family for you.

In the Traditional and Flexible models, residents have their own bedroom but may need to share bathroom facilities.