Apply for Under 18 accommodation

There are different steps you need to take when applying for pre-approved, alternative or residential college accommodation as an Under 18 international student.

Make sure you research each option before applying.

If your application is approved you'll receive your Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), so you can apply for your student visa.

Steps to applying

To apply for pre-approved accommodation you need to:

  1. Apply directly to the accommodation provider. The accommodation must be available from or before your arrival date.
  2. Receive an accommodation confirmation letter.
  3. Once you have received your accommodation confirmation letter, you'll need to register with the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program.

The Program looks after your welfare and provides support and encouragement until you turn 18. You need to have pre-approved accommodation to be part of the program.

To apply for the program:

  1. Complete and submit the pre-approved accommodation form. You need to include a copy of your parent’s ID (passport or drivers licence showing name, photo and signature) and your accommodation confirmation letter.
  2. Pay the administration fee and weekly fee for the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program. Use the fee calculator to determine your indicative fees.
  3. The University will contact you once your application has been assessed. If approved, you will receive your Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), so you can apply for your student visa.

Apply for the Under 18 Supervision Program

  1. Complete and submit the alternative accommodation form, including a copy of your parent’s ID (passport or drivers licence showing name, photo and signature). The University will then contact the homestay host or accommodation provider to arrange an accommodation inspection.
  2. Register with the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program. The Program ensures your welfare and accommodation is appropriate. It also provides support and encouragement until you turn 18.
  3. Pay the administration fee and weekly fee for the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program.
  4. The University will contact you once your application has been assessed. If approved, you'll receive the your Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), so you can apply for your student visa.
  1. Apply directly to the residential college of your choice. The accommodation must be available from or before your arrival date.  You'll then receive your accommodation confirmation letter from the residential college
  2. Apply for Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) by completing and submitting the University residential college form. You need to include a copy of your parent’s I.D. (passport or drivers licence showing name, photo and signature) and your accommodation confirmation letter.
  3. We'll contact you once your application has been assessed. If approved, you'll receive your your Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
  4. You can then apply for your student visa.

Need help applying?

Get in touch with our student support team at Stop 1. They can help you choose the right accommodation option and prepare your application.

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