Intro

University Square situated on Pelham Street is the first student accommodation of its kind in Melbourne, with service, safety and security at its heart. Getting to lectures couldnt be easier with the University of Melbourne and RMIT just a short walk away. The Melbourne Business School is just across the street and transport links give you easy access to most major UoM schools and colleges in the city.


University Square is a home to 345 students and offers a wide selection of beautifully furnished en-suite rooms and studios. The residence offers an extensive array of common spaces and facilities giving you the opportunity to enjoy your own private space when you want to, or to socialize and study with friends.

Cancellation Policy

The student can cancel a tenancy agreement without penalty provided a written notice has been provided to us at least 30 calendar days prior to the agreement start date.


If cancellation is made to us less than 30 days before the agreement start date the student will be responsible for rent until a replacement tenant has been found. The rent paid in advance may be retained partially or in full in The Student Housing Companys discretion.


We understand that plans can change due to external influences. Therefore, cancellation of the agreement due to failure to secure a University Offer or Student Visa will be without penalty provided: Notice is given in writing, within 14 days of agreement start date and supported with written verification confirming decline of offer and/or visa.

Apartment Facilities

furnished room
Air conditioning
Premium kitchen appliances including full size integrated fridge/freezer
TV (shared if you’re staying in a shared apartment)

Community Facilities

On-site residence
On-site maintenance team
All utility bills covered
High-speed broadband and WiFi throughout the building
On-site laundry
Study Room and Games Room
Post and parcel service
24-hour CCTV security
Terrace
Secure bike storage
Secure post and parcel storage

Configurations

6 Bed ApartmentA$269/week
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms2 Bath
Area65 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Individual study areas
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Communal dining area
Communal living area with TV
Air-conditioning
All bills included

A value for money room! With all-inclusive prices starting from $269 a week this is our most economical option, which still provides you with the privacy of your own space and all of the facilities available at University Square.
This apartment is also great for social butterflies who always like to be around other people. Sharing an apartment with 5 other students means you will have the opportunity to meet a whole group of new people (or live with a group of old friends) and there will always be someone around to hang out with.
If you are looking for a little extra space and natural light, we also have a couple 6 Bed Apartments with terraces perfect for chilling outside during those Aussie summer months!

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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Twin StudioA$339/week
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area26 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Individual study areas
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Communal living area with TV
Air conditioning
All bills included

If a cosy studio sounds appealing to you but is a little out of your price range, a Twin Studio is a great alternative. This room is perfect for moving in with your best mate at an affordable price. You can enjoy the privacy of having your own room and study area, or open up the innovative, full height sliding walls to convert your living area into an even bigger hang out space.


This room is also ideal for people looking to pay a similar price as the 6 Bed Apartment, but would prefer to live in a quieter environment with a couple less people.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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4 Bed ApartmentA$419/week
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2 Bath
Area72 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Individual study areas
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Communal living room with TV
Communal dining area
Air-conditioning
All bills included

This option is ideal for socialising! All four rooms have doors leading to the communal living room and dining area, so youll always be chatting, cooking or studying with your roommates. So, whether you are new to university, new to Melbourne or even new in Australia, you will be guaranteed to meet a new mate in your apartment.


Dont forget that each room also has its own study desk and storage area if you need time and space to yourself.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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3 Bed Apartment A$429/week
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2 Bath
Area49 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Individual study areas
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Communal living area with TV
Communal dining area
Air-conditioning
All bills included

This room is made for socialising. Sharing your kitchen, living and dining areas with others is a great way to get to know new people or experience moving out of home with old friends. The benefit of the 3 Bed Apartment is that you are sharing two modern bathrooms and your communal areas between only three people, so you get a bit more space to yourself with this option.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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2 Bed ApartmentA$449/week
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area38 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Individual study areas
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Communal living room with TV
Communal dining area
Air-conditioning
All bills included

2 Bed Apartment a deluxe, spacious hang out for two, with terrace options to boot! This apartment provides you with space to yourself whilst still enjoying open communal areas with one other person.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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DDA Studio (Accessible)A$489/week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area27 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Accessible for students with disabilities, in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act
1 spacious, fully furnished room
Large ensuite bathroom
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Study area
Living area with TV
Large storage space
Air-conditioning
all bills included

The DDA studios have been designed specifically to be the best option for students with disabilities. If you require spacious surroundings, our DDA studio will ensure you have comfortable and accessible student accommodation. The studios are 27 sq.m. in size, meaning they are very spacious and allow for easily mobility through the dining, living and bathroom spaces.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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3 Bed Duplex with TerraceA$497/week
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms3 Bath
Area56 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

3 fully furnished bedrooms
Individual study areas
3 modern bathrooms
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Communal dining area
Communal living area with TV
Outdoor terrace
Air-conditioning
all bills included

This room is undeniably one of our deluxe offerings, so if you like your comfort, the 3 Bed Duplex is for you. Firstly, each room has its own ensuite, which means never having to wait for your roomie to get out of the shower.


Secondly, the entire apartment is lit by natural light due to the floor to ceiling windows facing your very own outdoor terrace. The apartment is also spacious as it is spread across two floors, giving you and your roommates space to socialise, but also space to yourselves.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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StudioA$499/week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area18 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Fully furnished studio with double bed
1 modern bathroom
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Large storage spaces
Study area
Air-conditioning
Television
Option for Studio with Terrace
all bills included

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If you are seeking a quiet space to focus on your studies the Studio may be ideal for you. The Studio is perfect for those who need to knuckle down and focus on their studies as it provides students with a sanctuary away from any distractions. Whats great about the Studio at University Square is that you still have plenty of opportunities to socialise through our social spaces and activities, so even living in the Studio you wont feel alone.


Enjoy a cosy environment, lots of storage space, a fully equipped kitchen and all of the facilities on the property. There are also a few studio rooms with terraces to give you some extra breathing space between studying.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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Premium StudioA$514/week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area21 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Fully furnished studio with double bed
1 modern bathroom
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Spacious dining area and living area with TV
Large storage spaces
Study area
Air-conditioning
Option for Premium Studio with Terrace
all bills included

All of these rooms at University Square have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Carlton, just a couple trams stops from the heart of Melbourne, youre never far from your classes or anything else you need.

Available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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1 Bed ApartmentA$546/week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area27 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Apartment Facilities

Large, fully furnished bedroom with double bed
1 modern, ensuite bathroom
Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
Separate living room with TV and dining area
Large storage spaces
Study area
Air-conditioning
all bills included

Our most luxurious student apartment should not be underestimated. The 1 Bed Apartment provides students with ultimate privacy and comfort in a modern, full furnished apartment. Were talking your very own ensuite, floor to ceiling personal storage, separate living room and some apartments with views over the most liveable city in the world need we say more?

available for

24, 29 or 50 Weeks

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I get to you?

    We are directly opposite the University of Melbourne and only a short stroll to RMIT and Melbourne CBD.

    Tram

    The nearest stop to University Square is Haymarket. It's roughly 200m from the residence. You can find more info about the Public Victoria Trams here. The Haymarket tram stop is only two tram stops from Melbourne Central train station, which connects you to all train services in Melbourne.

    Bus

    The closest bus station is Melbourne University (when we said we were close - we meant it!). It is approximately a 1-minute walk to us, or if you want to go elsewhere, bus number 505 runs a regular service. Find its route and more info here.


    Who can live at University Square?

    If you're a full or part-time student, enrolled at a University in Melbourne, we'd love you to come live with us at University Square. We will require to see a copy of your certificate of enrolment or acceptance confirmation from your university as part of the application process.


    How old do I have to be to live at University Square?

    You must be at least 18 years old as at the date that you sign the rental agreement.

    For domestic students if you are under 18 years old, your parent or a legal guardian needs to countersign the rental agreement.

    For international students to be granted a student visa, applicants must demonstrate that they have adequate welfare arrangements in place for the length of the student visa or until they turn 18 years of age. They can do this by demonstrating that they will be accompanied by a parent or legal custodian, a suitable relative or that the students education provider approves the arrangements for the students accommodation, support and general welfare. This is done when the provider issues a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and 


    Welfare (CAAW) letter.

    If you have not turned 18 on the 1st of July 2018 when your tenancy starts, we need to receive the CAAW from your educational provider so that we can accommodate you in our property. Please follow up directly with the educational provider of your choice to ensure that they approve of The Student Housing Company for your accommodation requirements.


    Are all the apartments the same? Do I have a choice of room?

    Not all the apartments are the same. Whilst they all benefit from the same high standards, modern style and great features, there are different types of apartments, lots are different sizes and the view will vary. Our apartments are priced to reflect these differences as far as possible. The best thing to do if you're not sure is contact us and we can talk you through the options and your requirements to find your perfect room.


    How do I pay my rent?

    You can pay your rent online via bank transfer. Bank account details, dates and amounts are all set out in your rental agreement which you sign before you secure your room. If that doesn't work for you, alternative payment options are also listed in the rental agreement and again our friendly team can you talk you through these before you book. Just ask!


    How do I confirm my room booking? When will I receive my rental agreement?

    Once you have decided you want to live at University Square (great choice by the way, glad to have you on board!), you will need to register and apply via our online booking portal. Our team will then issue you an offer of accommodation which will include a rental agreement for you to agree and accept.

    On arrival we will provide you with 2 copies of the rental agreement and condition report, along with one copy of all other documents. You will need to sign the copies in original form and return them to our customer service team.


    What do you need from me to book a room?

    In order for us to complete your booking, we will need to see the following documentation:

    - A copy of your ID card or passport

    - A copy of your certificate of enrolment from your university

    - For international students, a copy of your residents permit and visa


    What does all inclusive rent mean? Is anything not included?

    Our rooms are fully furnished and are all inclusive of utility bills, internet, and other communal facilities. Your monthly rent covers everything in your apartment and there are no other hidden costs. You have full use of all the common areas within the building as well as all utilities such as gas and electricity, a high speed WiFi and the friendly services and support provided by our onsite customer service and maintenance teams.

    There are a couple of things which are not included in the rent such as using the laundry and dryer machines.


    Do I have to pay a security deposit? How do I get it back?

    You will need to pay/provide us with your security deposit before you can check in to your University Square apartment. Full details of how to pay this will be included in the tenancy documentation sent out to you.

    When your tenancy period comes to an end we will make an inspection of your apartment and, assuming everything is the way it was when you moved in (clean, tidy and no damages), your deposit will be refunded in full after you have moved out.


    How do I cancel my booking?

    If you want to cancel your booking please refer to our cancellation policy on this website where full details are set out.


    Bond Payment

    Please note that in accordance with the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act 1997, you are required to pay a bond as stated in the confirmation of your lease when you arrive at University Square. The amount of the bond is in equivalent to 4 weeks rent in Australia dollars.

    Your bond is held in trust by the Residential Tenancy Bond Authority (RTBA) as security for the room. It is refunded at the end of your tenancy, usually within 14 days, providing there is no damage to the property and it is left in good condition.

    University Square have chosen to utilise the RTBA Electronic Transfer Facility to avoid the need for paper bond forms and tenants requiring a bank cheque. Please note that under no circumstances can The Student Housing Company accept foreign or personal cheques.


    Requirements for International Students Under 18

    To be granted a student visa, applicants must demonstrate that they have adequate welfare arrangements in place for the length of the student visa or until they turn 18 years of age. They can do this by demonstrating that they will be accompanied by a parent or legal custodian, a suitable relative or that the students education provider approves the arrangements for the students accommodation, support and general welfare. This is done when the education provider issues a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter.

    If you have not turned 18 on the 1st of July 2018 when your tenancy starts, we need to receive the CAAW from your educational provider so that we can accommodate you in our property. Please follow up directly with the educational provider of your choice to ensure that they approve of The Student Housing Company for your accommodation requirements.


    Bank Surcharges

    We charge 1.5% for all Visa card payments. MasterCards will be charged 1.0%.

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