Accommodation Types

Accommodation Types

1. Homestay

    Homestay provides the following services for students:
  • A fully furnished room, this includes a bed, study table, chair, wardrobe, study lamp and blanket
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities
  • All utilities (electricity, gas, water) are included in a weekly/fortnightly/monthly rent
  • Providing meals per day
    • Two times (breakfast and dinner)
    • Three times (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Or as per arrangement
  • Telephone (with additional charge per call)
  • Internet connection (with additional charge)
  • Host or house parent would need to show student how to travel from their homestay to the school / university (at least once)
  • Airport pickup (with additional charge) maybe available, need to be discussed with the host / house parent
  • Student would normally having dinner together with the host and have a chat about their study, country's culture and other topics.
  • Family living oriented

2. Room Only / Share House / Share Flat / Share Accommodation

  • Basically, only providing a room to rent
  • The room can be:
    • Fully furnished (Includes a bed, study table, chair and wardrobe)
    • Or empty room, which mean you need to buy your own furnitures
  • Electricity, gas, water and internet bills arrangement can be:
    • Share bills, which means that you will need to pay for electricity, water and gas plus the rent itself. The bills normally will be split between households and the amount can be varied depends on the usage.
    • OR all included, which mean the bills have been included in a monthly rent
  • May have a laundry and/or a kitchen facilities (needs to be confirmed with the provider)
  • Student may participate in the normal household chores such as washing dishes, vacuuming, taking out rubbish and general tidying

Other help links:
Getting Started
Accommodation Types

The above informations are provided as guidelines only, tenants or students will need to verify and confirm with the property / homestay provider.

Other links:
Wikipedia - Homestay
Answer - Homestay
Wikipedia - Student Accommodation