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Living expenses

USQ's Residential Colleges offer you an affordable and flexible option for accommodation whist you are studying with the University. Unlike many private accommodation options where you are locked into a yearly or half yearly contract (26-52 weeks), at Residential Colleges you only have to stay a minimum of 16 weeks. You don't have to worry about rent during holiday periods if you choose to vacate or opt for a rent reduction and, if your course requires you to go away for practical experience, we can reduce your rent for the time you're gone. 

Why choose college over private accommodation? 

USQ Residential Colleges Private accommodation

Included in your accommodation fees:

  • flexible contracts and payment options
  • furnished single room
  • internet and phone access
  • 24-hour security service
  • three different meal options
  • cleaning of bathroom and common areas
  • utilities (electricity, gas, water and heating)
  • academic support
  • college car parking
  • access to recreation facilities.

You will need to consider the following costs:

  • weekly rent payments and no flexible contracts
  • shopping and cooking your own food
  • electricity/gas
  • transport to university
  • entertainment (social, sport and cultural)
  • phone calls
  • bond/security deposit
  • two weeks rent in advance
  • utility connection payments (gas, electricity etc.)
  • internet
  • buying your own furniture and appliances.