Refer a Friend Exclusive Offer – University Square, Melbourne

We still have a few studios available at University Square for Semester 1, 2019. So we are offering an exclusive deal to anyone who recommends their friend to book a studio at University Square in Melbourne.

If your friend books, both of you get to choose one of these gifts:

  • A Google Home
  • Wireless headphones
  • A Fitbit

It’s that easy! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our friend University Square team at universitysquare@thestudenthousingcompany.com.au or call them on +61 (0)3 9918 3910.

T&C’s: Prize redeemable on commencement of tenancy agreement. Prize void if agreement is cancelled. Limit 1 prize per person. Offer is exclusively valid only if one student in the referral places a booking of a Studio at University Square for 2019. Applicants cannot refer themselves. Applicant must provide referrer’s name during the booking process.

Under 18 Student Accommodation in Australia

So, you’re an underage student wanting to exchange in Australia. You need accommodation, but it’s not as simple as that. If you want to get your student visa to be approved, you’ll have to find a certified accommodation provider.

When it comes to foreign exchange in Australia, the Department of Home Affairs requires under 18 students to have accommodation approved by their university provider. And that’s fair enough right? Safety’s always the best policy.

In light of all this business, The Student Housing Company has made safety and security our business. And this is whether the Government wants us to or not! At TSHC we believe safety and security are fundamental ingredients for your mental and physical wellbeing. We’ve gone the extra mile, beyond just a lock on the door.

So, calling all those underage students out there! Are you wanting (or needing) those good old safety-assured, nurturing community vibes? Well stop your searching. We’ll be your first and last port of call.

Government Requirements for Under 18 Accommodation

Under 18 student visa, boring stuff that has to be done
When it comes to accommodation and welfare, the Australian government has some pretty strict requirements for international students under 18 years of age. Overseas students (with a student visa) that are studying with an Australian education provider have to ensure their accommodation is government approved. So, you’re under 18 and planning on studying in Australia. What’s the next step?

If you want the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to approve your student visa application, you’ll need to find an accommodation provider that satisfies DIBP requirements. One of the main visa requirements will be that your student accommodation, support and general welfare is ensured for the duration of your stay in Australia (or at least until you turn 18).

So, time to get snappy and find a certified accommodation provider if you’re wanting that visa to go through. The first step is to make sure your accommodation and welfare arrangements are approved by the university that you’re planning to study at. Your education provider is responsible for making sure your accommodation and welfare arrangements tick all the DIBP boxes. Once that’s all been approved, your education provider will issue you a welfare letter (CAAW) form. You’re going to need proof after all.

When, and only when, your future university has given that the tick of approval, you’ll be able to submit your student visa application to the Australian Department of Immigration. When you apply for your student visa, you will have to include the following supporting documents from your education provider; 1. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and 2. Confirmation of Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW). You can get both of these documents from your education provider.

And if you or your parents have any concerns or need any further information about accommodation and welfare arrangements, feel free to contact your education provider. Australian education providers are responsible for helping students to access high-quality education opportunities and a safe learning environment, and are always happy to discuss options with you.

TSHC is a certified Accommodation Provider

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Student Car Share at The Boulevard, Perth

Cheaper than ride sharing. More convenient than buses. And cheaper than taxis. Sounds pretty good to us!

Student Car Share provides students in Perth with affordable and convenient short-term car rentals. So we’re excited to announce that The Boulevard will have 2 car bays dedicated to Student Car Share in 2019. To make things even easier, students living at The Boulevard will not have to pay the annual membership fee of $35.

How much does it cost?

The cost of rental depends on how long you want to rent the car for.

$6.55 per hour, plus $0.35 per kilometre. Or students can pay $74 per day, including 150km.

What cars are available?

Two brand new Hyundai Accent cars will be available at The Boulevard.

How can I use these cars?

Arrange your booking with the app and simply use your membership card to unlock the car. The keys are inside and away you go!

The cars include fuel cards so students do not need to pay for fuel, just keep the cars topped up above ¼ full!

Simply drop the car back at the same pick-up station at The Boulevard at your requested end time.

For more information head to the Student Car Share website.

Looking for student accommodation in Perth? Find out about The Boulevard – our brand new student accommodation opening in the centre of Perth!

Live in Perth’s Student Utopia

The Boulevard is our first student accommodation in Perth and we can’t wait to open our doors to students in February, 2019. We want to provide students with a home that balances all aspects of the student lifestyle – this ranges from studying, to wellbeing and social activities.

What is student utopia?

Student utopia is all about living the student dream. Utopia is a paradise and a community that possesses perfect conditions for living the best lifestyle. And that is what we provide students at The Boulevard in Perth.

 

Our student utopia has got everything you need to thrive at university and make the most of your time as a student in Perth, Australia. Some of the highlights of our student utopia are:

• Our outdoor pool on the terrace – perfect for living in sunny Perth!

• Our rooftop cinema, made for watching your favourite flicks under the stars.

• A fully equipped gymnasium – so you have no excuses for not hitting the gym!

• Fully furnished rooms, which take the stress out of moving in.

TERRACE POOL

Our outdoor pool is the perfect place to kick back and soak up the sun after a long day at university!

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Our Most Spacious Studio – The Studio Plus Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

About the Room

If you’re a student who likes to live independently and enjoys your own space, then take a look at our Studio Plus apartment. This is our most spacious individual room, with your own bathroom, study space, storage, large living area and kitchen too!

Your fully furnished room comes with a comfy double bed
Enjoy a modern kitchen to cook your meals whenever you want!

 

Room Features

  • Fully furnished bedroom with double bed
  • 1 modern, ensuite bathroom
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Living area with TV
  • Dining area
  • Large storage spaces
  • Study area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 20 sq.m.
  • Prices from $406 a week, all bills included

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Why Study at Curtin University?

Curtin University is one of Perth’s most popular universities! It offers the largest course selection in Perth and you’ll find students from all around the world studying here, making it Perth’s most global Uni! If you’re interested in studying at Curtin University we’ve put together this guide about courses, features and student clubs for you too!

So where is Curtin University?

Curtin University is located south of the Perth CBD in Bentley.

Address: Kent St, Bentley, Perth, WA 6102

About the University

Curtin University was established in 1966 with its main campus in Bentley. The University has over 50,000 students and has the campus size to match. Curtin ranks 250 in the QS 2018 world rankings and each year its increasing to make its way up to the top. Curtin also ranks 9th in Australia.

Curtin University Research Building

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How does being an international student in Perth compare to other major Australian cities?

Australia is home to some incredible cities, all with many unique features that attract international students from all across the globe. Whether you’re interested exploring the beautiful beaches of Perth on the west coast or the hustle and bustle of a big city like Melbourne, we will show you what it means to be a student in Perth compared to all other major capital cities in Australia.

Perth

Perth’s most popular beach, Cottesloe! – Perfect place to de-stress after a long day at Uni!

Size and population

Perth’s population is 1.6 million, which is an ideal size for new international students as it’s not too small or too large! It’s not too big that it takes forever to get to the places you want to go but is the perfect size for meeting up with friends who are studying at different universities throughout Perth.

Visiting beaches in Perth

Perth is home to some of the best beaches in the country! The great thing about them is they are never overly crowded as you have the whole coast to explore and find a spot that’s completely secluded! Perth beaches are known for pure white sand and crystal-clear water, they’re enjoyable at all times of the year, even in the middle of winter!

Best things about living in Perth for students

Not only is Perth home to some of the best beaches, living in Perth gives you easy access to the beautiful natural sights of Western Australia. International students in Perth love to explore the different landmarks such as Rottnest Island and the Pinnacle. You can read more about where students like to visit for day trips on our recent blog! If you are a nature person, Perth is definitely for you!

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Top 4 Things from Curtin O Day

We recently attended the Curtin Student Guild O Day, and it was a blast – even the stormy weather couldn’t stop it from being a great day! We had free food and a chance to enter our competition for a trip to Tokyo, staying at our Hakusan House property. Read on to discover the top 4 things from our day at Curtin Uni!

Free popcorn!

It was the perfect day for popcorn – and we had it being freshly made at our marquee. There was plenty to go around and it proved to be the perfect treat for a cold, wintery day.

Our team serving up fresh popcorn

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A Premium Student Apartment – The Studio Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

About the Room

Looking for fun student accommodation that still lets you have some space to yourself? Well you’ve come to the right place because The Boulevard’s Studio Apartment offers students ultimate privacy and comfort in a modern, full furnished apartment. We’re talking your very own bathroom, floor-to-ceiling personal storage and your own private study area.

Our studio provides you with your own kitchen and study area!
Each studio comes with a comfy, double bed
Each studio comes with a comfy, double bed

Room Features

  • Fully furnished bedroom with double bed
  • 1 modern, ensuite bathroom
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Living area with TV
  • Dining area
  • Large storage spaces
  • Study area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 18 sq.m.
  • Prices from $399 a week, all bills included

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Spacious and Accessible – The DDA Studio at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

About the Room

Our DDA studios are very generous in size. They are accessible for students with a disability and they meet the compliance standards of the Disability Discrimination Act in Australia. They have the same modern and stylish features of a studio, but with extra living and dining space and a large en-suite bathroom.

Enjoy a kitchen and dining area designed to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act

Room Features

  • Accessible for students with disabilities, in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act
  • Spacious, fully furnished room
  • Large ensuite bathroom
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Living area with TV
  • Dining area
  • Large storage space
  • Study area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 27 sq.m.
  • Prices from $399 a week, all bills included

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