Future Students - International

Study Abroad/Exchange Accommodation Preference Form

Deakin University identifies a range of accommodation options for students undertaking Study Abroad and Exchange programs.  You should carefully review all the options on this form and select the one(s) that best suit your needs according to:

  • Cost of accommodation
  • Type of facility (shared, single, numbers of other students housed, etc)
  • Distance to campus
  • Interests outside study (proximity to shops, venues, transport to other areas such as beaches, cities, etc)
  • Tenancy agreements and payment schedules

Every effort is made to meet your preference, however our ability to place you in your first choice is limited by the places available at each of the identified providers.

Please number the 'Option' boxes below 1-4 in line with your preference ('1' means 1st preference), or NA if an option is not applicable.

Your Details
Arriving for:
Other Information

Do you prefer to be housed in the same accommodation as a friend?

Preferences Accommodation Details

On-campus Residences

Deakin University offers residential living on the Melbourne Campus at Burwood, Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool Campus. Places are in high demand and strictly limited. The Residential Living site contains information about residences, including virtual tours of the facilities.

Important: Study Abroad and Exchange students should not complete a residences application form until they are advised that they have been allocated a place in the Residences by Deakin International.

Assisted Off-Campus Accommodation Search on Arrival

Deakin can assist students to find suitable off-campus accommodation and provide on-going advice and support. Off-campus options include shared housing, renting a vacant property (usually unfurnished), off-campus residences, full board and casual accommodation. Further information about each of these options and associated costs are available on the Off-Campus Housing Service website.

Students seeking assistance locating off-campus housing are strongly advised to arrive two weeks prior to orientation to allow time to view and select accommodation.  Students will be assisted with transportation to look at accommodation options.



Homestay Direct provides comprehensive HOMESTAY accommodation for international students in quality, secure, nurturing environments. They service and support students whilst living in a HOMESTAY by assisting them adapt to their new environments conducive to happiness, successful study and personal growth. Living with a homestay is a great way to help students improve their English and understand Australian way of life while living with a carefully selected friendly Aussie family.

To apply for Homestay please visit the Homestay Direct website and fill in an application form. You must apply directly to them.


No Housing Assistance Required

Please select this option if you have arranged or will be arranging your own accommodation and do not need any housing assistance from Deakin University.


Students who apply for Option A or B housing will be notified by email regarding the success of their placement. If applicable, this email will contain important information on how to apply directly to your allocated housing provider.

Students applying for trimester 1 will be notified early December. Students applying for trimester 2, will be notified in early May.

Please direct questions about the accommodations listed directly to the provider (see their websites for details). For general accommodation enquiries email studyabroad@deakin.edu.au.

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8th August 2012