Gregory Gym pool and Jester view of campus

Housing in Austin

Austin has housing opportunities to suit everyone's tastes. Whether you prefer dorm-style living, a co-op or just an apartment, Austin has it all. Students and scholars are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. However, Texas Global provides the below suggestions to help you in your search.

Housing Options

Housing Placement Services

Simply International, a local housing placement company, is available to assist our international students and scholars who are seeking a place to live during their time at the university. The City of Austin is growing in leaps and bounds every day, and it can often be difficult to locate both short- and long-term housing, especially for those who aren’t familiar with Austin neighborhoods and pricing. Simply International is ready to help you with your housing and settling in needs including housing placement and set-up of utilities.

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Conduct a filtered search for off-campus rental properties, find a roommate, or check out other resources, like an example rental contract.

Off-Campus Living Resources

Tips and guides for UT Austin students.

Short-Term Housing

It may take a few days or weeks to get settled in long-term housing in Austin. If that’s the case, there are many hotels, hostels, Airbnb homes, and other short-term accommodations available.

Many International Student Organizations assist students in finding temporary housing in Austin. To find out if there is a student organization that represents your home country or region, search the Registered Student Organization Database.

Long-Term Housing

Once you know that you will attend UT, you should begin researching and arranging housing as early as possible. Housing is limited, especially within walking distance of campus.

How Renting Works in Austin

Finding a place to rent close to school and work that’s within your budget isn’t always easy. Often getting an apartment with others makes it more affordable. You also have to follow careful procedures to ensure that your apartment management doesn’t charge you for cleaning or damage that isn’t your fault.