Cost Analysis

470 per week

What you get for $470 a week at International House

Money Savers

A residential agreement for catered rooms at International House covers the 40 weeks of the academic year. A normal accommodation contract covers 52 weeks, whilst students are able to stay in the House all year round, it is not compulsory to stay and pay during the semester break. If they are a student who is likely to go home during the break or go traveling this will be an excellent way to save money.

Unlimited free internet in each room is an incredible way to save money and assist in study and research.

In-House free entertainment (including movie nights, dances, food fair, formal dinners, guest speakers, drama performances, music recitals, public speaking and debating) means students spend less money on general entertainment and going out. We have a log cabin one and a half hours from Sydney that is free for residents to use for a holiday or weekend away.

Every resident will receive access to the Sports and Student Union facilities. Residents can swim, play tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, squash and badminton for free. They can also join over 200 campus clubs and receive discounts or free tickets to on-campus events.

Public transport costs can be very high. A weekly unlimited concession ticket is $22.00 a week.

Time Savers

International House is located on campus; it is the closest college to Engineering, Architecture, the Business School and the Science Faculty. It is only ten minutes walk to Arts, Law and Medicine. Agriculture and Vet Science are 15 minutes walk and Nursing is 20 minutes walk. Residents are able to easily come home between classes.

We prepare all food for residents; all they need to do is come to the dining hall and enjoy their meals with friends from around the world. Residents do not need to do any washing up or cleaning after meals.

International House will clean residents’ rooms every 2 weeks as well as wash and change the bed sheets. Residents are responsible for their personal clothes cleaning.

International House expense comparison

The cost comparison below is based on a single room with shared facilities.

At International House, the weekly rent includes all meals (compulsory), entertainment, internet and cleaning.

Establishment Costs   40 Weeks   52 Weeks
Bond   $900.00   $960.00
IHMA Fee   $210.00   $0.00
SUIHAA Fee   $100.00   $0.00
Application Fee   $100.00   $0.00
Registration Fee   $200.00   $0.00
Sports Union   $0.00   $55.00
Student Union ACCESS Card   $0.00   $100.00
Furniture & Removals   $0.00   $1,200.00
Telephone Connection   $0.00   $50.00
Internet Connection   $0.00   $50.00
Electricity Connection   $0.00   $60.00
Books & Stationary   $800.00   $800.00
Sub-total   $2,310.00   $3,275.00
Living Costs Per Week 40 Weeks Per Week 52 Weeks
Rent $295.00 $11,800.00 $240.00 $12,480.00
Meals $175.00 $7,000.00 $135.00 $7,020.00
Travel $0.00 $0.00 $22.00 $1,144.00
Phone $20.00 $800.00 $20.00 $1,040.00
Internet $0.00 $0.00 $10.00 $520.00
Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $20.00 $1,040.00
Laundry $4.00 $160.00 $10.00 $520.00
Household Expenses $0.00 $0.00 $10.00 $520.00
Entertainment $40.00 $1,600.00 $50.00 $2,600.00
Miscellaneous costs
(Insurance, health, gifts, toiletries, etc)
$30.00 $1,200.00 $30.00 $1,560.00
Sub-total $564.00 $22,560.00 $547.00 $28,444.00
TOTAL   $24,870.00   $31,719.00
Saving if living at College   $6,849.00