Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology accommodation
If you’re looking for student accommodation near the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), you’ve come to the right place. We list a wide variety of different options for student accommodation in Brisbane near QUT, from shared rooms to fully self-contained studio properties. All you’ll have to do is choose your favourite.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or live chat. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!
Where is the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) located
QUT has a central location in Brisbane, the third largest city in Australia and the largest in the state of Queensland. The two campuses in the city are Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove, both close to the city centre. QUT also has a small additional campus in the city of Canberra.
Gardens Point campus
Gardens Point is the university’s main campus, located right in the Brisbane city centre, next to the City Botanic Gardens. The faculties at the Gardens Point campus are Business, Law and Science and Engineering.
The campus hosts the Gardens Cultural Precinct, which comprises the Gardens Theatre and the QUT Art Museum. The Gardens Theatre features professional and children’s theatre as well as student shows.
Kelvin Grove campus
The Kelvin Grove campus is located about 2 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD (Central Business District). The faculties at Kelvin Grove are Creative industries, Education and Health.
In the Kelvin Grove campus, there is the Creative Industries Precinct, which has many arts and exhibition spaces, including the Roundhouse Theatre, Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round type theatre.
Studying at the Queensland University of Technology
QUT is a well-respected university, which ranks highly in global university lists. Perhaps the most notable university ranking, the QS World University Rankings ranked QUT as the 217th best university in the world in 2021, making it the 13th best university in Australia.
There are a bit over 50,000 students at the Queensland University of Technology, more than 10% of whom are international students from outside Australia, so it’s a large university with an international and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
QUT offers over 400 different courses and research programs for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, so whatever you’re interested in learning, you’ll most likely be able to study it at QUT.
Student living at the Queensland University of Technology
You of course go to university to learn new things and ultimately to get a degree, but it’s good to keep in mind that student life is not just about courses and lectures. The student experience is also about what you do in your free time and the life-long friendships you’ll make along the way.
Orientation for new students
Your journey at the Queensland University of Technology starts at the new students’ orientation, called the O Week. During the O Week you’ll learn about university life in general, have a chance to explore the campus, get to know new people and also learn about the various clubs and societies you can join in order to spend time with like-minded people doing things that you love.
Clubs and societies
QUT offers many different clubs and societies where you can meet new people and have fun doing things that you are passionate about. QUT has over 150 different clubs and societies in total, ranging from ones concentrating on music and sports to recreation and social justice issues, so whatever your interests, you’ll likely find a club of like-minded people at the Queensland University of Technology. You’ll have a chance to find out more about the different clubs during O Week.
Sport and fitness
Staying fit and active is an important part of student wellbeing. Studying at QUT, you’ll have lots of different sports and activities to choose from. If you’re into team spots, you can play for example football, basketball, netball, volleyball or dodgeball. If you prefer to do things at your own pace, there is a gym and an aquatic centre where you can work out by yourself or join group fitness classes.
History of QUT
QUT’s history dates back to 1849 when the Brisbane School of Arts was founded. The Queensland Institute of Technology was founded in 1965 and the current Queensland University of Technology was established in its current format in 1989 with a merger of these two schools as well as the Brisbane Technical College and the Central Technical College. That year QUT also received full university status and over the years has grown to become one of the leading universities in Australia.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near the Queensland University of Technology
Why should I choose to live in private accommodation instead of university housing?
There are many reasons why choosing to live off-campus is a great choice. One important thing is, you’ll get to choose freely where you’ll live. At Student.com, we offer several accommodation options close to both the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses, but also in other parts of the city. Wherever in Brisbane you want to live, you can find housing on this page.
You’ll also get to choose your room type freely. You can choose to share your room with a roommate, but you can also choose to live in a private room or studio that is just for you.
Many purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs), especially the larger ones, offer great amenities to their inhabitants. If you fancy an in-house gym right at your doorstep, a cinema room with a large screen for movie nights or a games room where you can have epic PlayStation battles with your new friends, living off-campus in a PBSA is a great choice.
How do I apply for student accommodation in Brisbane near QUT?
Applying for any housing is very easy on Student.com. First, you’ll have to choose your favourite property. Choosing is made easier by the many filters that you can use to find just the type of accommodation you like and by the map feature on this page, thanks to which you can search for properties in the specific area of Brisbane you’re interested in.
After making your choice, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. There you’ll need to choose your preferred room type. After choosing the right type of room for you, click ‘Enquire’. You can then leave your details and one of our booking consultants will contact you soon. They will answer any questions you may have about the property and once you’re ready to book, they’ll get you a contract to sign.
What are the different room types you offer in your apartments?
On Student.com we offer three different types of rooms. Please note however, that not all the properties we list offer all three different rooms.
A Shared Room is, like the name suggests, a bedroom that you share with at least one other student. Other facilities like the bathroom are shared as well.
In a Private Room you’ll get your own bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, you may get a private bathroom as well, or have to share. Other facilities are shared with occupants of other rooms.
The Entire Place option will give you a fully self-contained studio apartment. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette for cooking meals. No need to share anything with anyone!
Do you offer student accommodation for both undergraduates and postgraduates?
Yes, as long as you’re a full-time student, you can live in any of the properties we list.
My friend and I are both going to QUT. Can we live together?
Yes. After you’ve completed your application, log into your account and go to the tab where it says ‘manage your preferences’. There you can add a note saying you’d like to live with your friend. Make sure your friend also does the same and adds a note saying they would like to live with you.