Future Students - International

Homestay accommodation

Homestay family

DUELI students have the option of staying in homestay accommodation while they complete their courses.

Homestay accommodation provides students with a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the Australian way of life while making new friends and learning English in a safe and caring environment.

Students live with locals (family or individuals) and are generally located a short distance from the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Some of the main features of homestay include:

  • fully-furnished room
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner provided*
  • laundry and cleaning facilities
  • gas and electricity.

For further information please see the DUELI Homestay Terms and Conditions.


The price for homestay accommodation changes from year to year and varies according to the arrangements you make with your homestay hosts. In general, homestay accommodation costs A$265 per week, paid directly to the homestay host. There is also a homestay placement fee of A$230, which must be paid to Deakin International together with your tuition fees before your arrival.

Living in a homestay is a valuable experience for both you and your homestay hosts. Assistance with finding a suitable homestay is provided by Deakin University.

To apply for homestay accommodation, complete and send us the Application for Homestay form as soon as possible before your arrival.

*In general, breakfast and lunch are prepared by students themselves using provided ingredients, while dinner is prepared by the homestay hosts.

Other accommodation options

St Kilda tram

In addition to homestay accommodation, DUELI students can choose to stay;


Please note DUELI cannot arrange temporary accommodation for students


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14th November 2013