Foundation Year

IES Foundation Year

Accommodation shared

Photo courtesy of Student One


A range of accommodation options are available, including Homestay and rental properties (houses or apartments).

Our Student Services staff can provide support to students who need assistance finding appropriate accommodation. You may contact our Accommodation department via email:

For Students Under 18 Years of Age

Accommodation arrangements for students under the age of 17 must be made through Student Services. Students aged between 16 and 17 years are required to stay in Homestay, however students who are over 17 years old, may apply to stay with one of IES College's approved independent living providers.


IES College partners with Australian Homestay Network (AHN) to provide all Homestays for IES College students. Homestays hosts are carefully selected and regularly monitored to meet IES requirements and provide each student with their own bedroom in a safe and secure environment. Depending on the package, meals can be provided throughout the week, e.g. the AHN Traditional package includes two meals Monday to Friday, and three meals on the weekend. Homestay hosts are based in areas with convenient public transport to the IES College campuses. For more information, contact

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Student One

Student One provide independent living opportunities for students who have turned 17 years of age. Student One is located in the heart of Brisbane, close to dining areas, food and shopping centres, and is only a short distance away from IES College campuses via the free shuttle bus. Pricing includes fortnightly room surface clean; bed linen pack; and basic crockery and cutlery, cooking equipment and kitchen utensils. There is a dedicated floor for all under 18 students and a staff member is available 24 hours to assist the students. Students over the age of 17 qualify for independent living.

For further information or bookings contact or Student One on


Urbanest is located in South Brisbane near the lively restaurant and recreation precinct, Southbank. Urbanest provides an independent living option for IES students who are over the age of 17 at commencement of their studies. Urbanest has modern rooms and special places conducive for meeting people and making lifelong friends. Urbanest also has a socially active calendar.

For further information or bookings contact or

For Students 18 Years of Age and Over


Join a like-minded community and make the most of Australia's best student living. You'll have everything you need to feel safe, calm and at home with a specialist trained team here for you around the clock. Put your stamp on one of our stylish rooms, enjoy the brilliant communal spaces to meet up, wind down and experience chance encounters with neighbours. We have dedicated events that will make you the envy of all your friends. From famous illusionists to llamas & lattes to road trip adventures, we'll keep you guessing what's in store next.

Now more than ever is the time to join Scape and take advantage of all-inclusive student living with bills taken care of, a shuttle bus to university, a dedicated safety & support app and so much more. Get in touch today and we'll find best option for you so you can focus on building a bright future.

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In addition to accommodation options listed above, students over the age of 18 can choose from several other independent accommodation options, including:
The Johnson - Boundary St, Spring Hill
UniLodge - Margaret St, Brisbane City
Iglu - Mary St, Brisbane City & Blamey St, Kelvin Grove
Atira South Bank - 118 Merivale St, South Brisbane
Urbanest - Tribune St, South Brisbane
Raymont Residential College - 47 Cadell St, Auchenflower
Scape South Bank - 149 Merivale St, South Brisbane
UniLodge Buranda - 8 Gillingham St, Woolloongabba

Students can make an application by contacting the accommodation provider directly. IES do not arrange for these types of accommodation bookings. For assistance, please contact

Airport pickup

Student Services staff arrange for under 18 students to be met at the Brisbane International Airport. Students are given a 24-hour phone number in case of changes to flight details. This service is for students only. Please note that this service is compulsory for students under 18 where IES acts as their guardian.