Typical Living Expenses
Living Costs: UQ international provides a valuable summary of living costs that would be of great interest to both international, regional and interstate students.
Accommodation: UQ Student Services provide valuable information on accommodation. Depending on your budget, a range of accommodation is available, including shared facilities with other students, individual apartments, houses or on campus colleges. For an estimate of what you might expect to pay, visit Brisbane Rentals or Gumtree.
Transport: IMB is located on the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland, which is 7 km from the city of Brisbane. Public transport options for getting to and from the university include buses and the city cat ferry service, both of which deliver you directly to the doorstep. Bicycles are also a popular and inexpensive means of travel. The university has direct access to many cycle paths linking it to surrounding suburbs such as Toowong, Indooroopilly, St Lucia, West End, Auchenflower and Corinda.
Food: Food and shopping options are numerous and it is possible to eat well on a limited budget. Brisbane is well serviced by a range of farmers markets, with the West End markets being amongst the most convenient and inexpensive.
Other Expenses: If you are an international student, you will also need to budget for Overseas Student Health Cover, and possible extra expenses if you are arriving with a partner or other family members.