University of Queensland Student Accommodation

Discover cool student accommodation near UQ: University of Queensland

Purpose-built for cool student living, Iglu provides the supportive framework of student accommodation alongside the independence of an off-campus lifestyle. With fresh contemporary living spaces and first-class facilities, Iglu allows students endless opportunities to grow socially and academically – within a safe and secure environment. Keep scrolling to learn why Iglu is more than just a cool place for UQ students to live, it’s a place to call home.


You can apply for one of our cool Iglu Regional Scholarships and receive significant rental assistance for the first 12 months you live with us in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Learn more and apply today.


scholarships available for students from Australia and New Zealand


We know it’s tough deciding whether to return home over the holidays or stay in Australia in preparation for uni next year. If you’re thinking about staying – why not enjoy your summer on us? We’re offering a rent-free period from Dec 2020 through 1 Feb 2021.

Click here to learn more or use the code SUMMERONUS when you book online.

Brisbane City


In the heart of the Brisbane CBD, a short walk from QUT’s city campus. It’s also a great base for the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Southbank campuses.

  • High security access and 24/7 on-site staff
  • Study areas, gym, cinema room, great outdoor spaces
  • Table tennis, pool table, onsite laundry and bike storage

Kelvin Grove


Across the road from QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus, Iglu Kelvin Grove offers a relaxed student lifestyle within easy reach of the Brisbane CBD.

  • High security access and 24/7 on-site staff
  • Study areas, gym, pool table, lots of outdoor space
  • Open and spacious, onsite laundry and bike storage
UQ: University of Queensland - St Lucia Campus
UQ: University of Queensland - Herston Campus
UQ: University of Queensland - St Lucia Campus

5.2 kms

  • Bus - 20 min
  • Bicycle - 25 min
UQ: University of Queensland - Herston Campus

3.8 kms

  • Bus - 17 min
  • Bicycle - 19 min
  • Train - 35 min
UQ: University of Queensland - St Lucia Campus
UQ: University of Queensland - Herston Campus
UQ: University of Queensland - St Lucia Campus

7.5 kms

  • Bicycle - 30 min
  • Bus - 40 min
UQ: University of Queensland - Herston Campus

1.3 kms

  • Bicycle - 6 min
  • Bus - 8 min
  • Walk - 15 min

About the University of Queensland

Founded in 1909 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, the University of Queensland is a public research institution committed to enhancing society through collaboration and the pursuit of excellence. One of the original six sandstone universities, Queensland University remains steeped in tradition and history. But as a founding member of edX (along with partners Harvard and MIT), UQ also sits actively at the forefront of innovation and development and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in the world. Housing eight globally recognised research institutes and a member of the esteemed Universitas 21 research network, Queensland Uni delivers globally significant solutions that will have a life-changing impact. Providing a learning hub for curious minds with a strong research focus in science, medicine and technology, QU allows the opportunity for students to turn their ideas into reality. With an emphasis on teaching excellence, the University of Queensland has won more Australian Awards for university teaching than any other in the country. UQ offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Queensland, and achieves this through a balance of support, structure and flexibility. With over 53,000 students from over 130 countries, Queensland University is dedicated to equipping students for success in todays’ fast evolving workplace.

The facilities

The University of Queensland maintains a number of campuses across Queensland, with six key research and teaching faculties: Business and Law, Engineering and Technology, Health sciences, Social sciences, Medicine and Science. The main campus of St Lucia is neatly tucked in a bend of the Brisbane River and has long been widely recognised for its natural beauty. With sandstone buildings and research facilities situated alongside lecture theatres and Queensland’s largest research library, at its centre sits the heritage-listed Great Court. This fantastic open area is the beating heart of the campus and is connected by an undercover arcade. The Medical School and Research Institute is housed at Herston in the heart of the Hospital district and sits conveniently close to the city centre. Gatton campus in regional Queensland is the QU centre for teaching in agriculture and the environment.

Transport and access

Conveniently serviced by bus, train and ferry, St Lucia is well connected to the city as well as just 30 mins from Iglu Brisbane City using public transport options. The Herston campus is also easily accessible by bus and train, and just a 20-minute walk from nearby Fortitude Valley or Iglu Kelvin Grove. Car parking is limited at both campuses, so public transport is advised.

Are you a future or current University of Queensland student?

Live in the heart of the action at Iglu and save $10 per week. From Iglu Brisbane City you can jump on a direct bus to UQ, leaving from right outside the front door. From Iglu Kelvin Grove it’s a 10-minute bus ride to the Herston Campus.

To take advantage of our special UQ rates, you simply need to:

  • Use the code UQCOOL when you book online to indicate you are studying at UQ.
  • Quote the code to our team if you book over the phone or in person.
  • Book and pay one (1) weeks’ rent to submit your application.

Ready to move in?

If you are planning to study at UQ and Iglu sounds like the perfect place to call home, click below.

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