Grace College Provides the Best Value for UQ On-Campus Living

We know finances are always a challenge for students, so we have outlined some cost comparisons below – provided by Future Students UQ to help you make an informed decision.

Revd. Dr. Anita Monro – Principal
B.A., B.Th., B.Litt.(Hons), Ph.D., GradCertBus (Philanthropy & NpSt)


Standard Single Room

$520/wk (2021)

Living on-campus means no transport costs to and from Uni.
It means more time for you and your studies!
With a fixed weekly price, there are no surprises to affect your budget.
Your contract only commits you to Semester time.

  • A safe and secure women-only environment
    with personal electronic security access and CCTV cameras on all entrances

  • Resident contract commits you only to academic time
    with breaks between semesters if you wish.

  • Access to a wide variety of social, cultural, sporting
    and community service opportunities

  • All utilities (electricity etc.) & wifi internet access throughout the site

  • Academic, personal and peer support programs within the college community

  • Complimentary UQSport Gold Gym Membership including
    – 3 x 30 min Personal Training sessions
    – 30 min Fitness Consultation every 6 weeks
    – Pool access
    – Group Fitness Classes

  • 3 meals per day plus snacks, freshly prepared
    according to your dietary requirements plus snacks

  • Fully furnished single room and shared common areas
    (no need to purchase gear and then leave it behind)
  • Linen supplied and laundered weekly

  • Weekday cleaning of all common areas including bathrooms and lounges

  • Spring clean of your room at the end of each semester


Shared Apartment


Living off-campus can be costly.
You can spend more than $600 per week for a much longer lease period.
You still need to cook your own food.
You’ll spend extra time travelling and finding what you need.

  • Room in a shared apartment/house approx. $225 per week (depending on location)

  • Continuous lease periods of 6 months plus.

  • Groceries including basic food supplies and cleaning products at an average of $145 per week

  • Utilities such as electricity, gas and water at approx. $25 per week

  • Professional weekly cleaning, spring cleaning and linen laundry at $59 per week

  • Internet expenses $15 per week

  • Recreational activities and gym membership from $75 per week

  • Transportation to and from Campus approx. $30 per week

  • Additional academic and personal support services subject to availability and sourcing (allow average of $30 per week for 20 hours spread across a year)
  • Set-up costs including purchase of linen and some furnishings subject to accommodation provisions (allow $750 as a one-off expense – $15 per week averaged over a year)
  • Your time to prepare meals, travel and source support services

Student Accommodation


Grace College is proud to offer a home away from home for local, national and international students.

You will be fully supported on your academic journey when you choose to make Grace College your on-campus accommodation choice. For a low $520 per week in 2021, you will be surprised by the inclusions and facilities we have on offer for a standard room.

A fully furnished room including 3 meals per day, snacks, free Wi-Fi, comfortable common areas with both internal and external study areas and an on-site gym. There is nothing left to do – our friendly staff provide a homely environment where you are left to focus on your studies and not have to buy groceries, cook meals, or deal with endless bills and forgetful house-mates.

Upgrades are available to the Ensuite Room which is available for $605 per week in 2021 and includes weekly ensuite cleaning.


  • Student Club Fee: $295 for 2021 ($150 per semester in 2021)
  • Administration Fee (Deposit): $750 (once only)
    and is refundable on successful completion of your contract.
  • Orientation Week Activity Fee (including merchandise): $295 in 2021 (once only)
    (O-Week Merchandise Pack for Semester 2: $75 only in 2021)


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A room in Fletcher Wing
  • Fully Furnished Room, professionally cleaned each semester

  • Single bed (mostly long singles)

  • Large wardrobe (with lockable section)

  • Plenty of drawers and under-bed storage

  • Study desk and chair

  • Ceiling fan and room heater

  • Crockery and cutlery set

  • Complimentary linen package including sheets (laundered weekly), pillow and light bedspread

Residents walking to class with folders
  • Shared bathroom facilities cleaned each weekday

  • Laundry facilites on-site

  • Common rooms on every floor with lounge, sofas, chairs, TV and worktables

  • Wireless Internet throughout the college

  • Computer lab with laser printers

  • On-site fitness facility

  • Grassy lawns, outdoor study and recreation areas

2 residents sitting in the outdoor study area
  • Fully catered with 3 meals per day catering for a wide variety of dietary  needs

  • Packed lunches and late meals upon request and snacks available around the clock

  • Bread, milk and margarine supplied to kitchenette fridges

  • Extensive program of social, cultural, sporting and community service opportunities

  • Personal and peer support academic programs with live-in senior staff and Resident Assistants



Our Student Leaders consist of Resident Assistants and Peer Support Tutors who are available to help you make the most of your time at University. We provide academic, personal and cultural support for all of our female cohort.

Our Resident Assistants are involved in personal support and community development, with Peer Support Tutors providing academic tutorials as required. We understand women’s needs and are always available to support your daughter through her academic pursuits away from home.

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“Grace College was my first choice for a residential college and I have no doubt that I made the best choice for me. The Grace College community was so warm and so welcoming which made me feel at home. This was very important as I came from abroad. I had such a great experience at Grace College and now have friends for a lifetime. I grew as a person by working on things I’m already strong at and also had the opportunity to challenge myself. Grace College was so welcoming and supportive through my journey”.

Yukiko (Apollo) – Grace resident 2017

“There is no doubt that Grace has become my second home. From unexpected card games in the hallways, trying out for numerous sporting and cultural events (even if it’s just for fun), and friends popping in at anytime for a chat, the community at Grace could not be more supportive. Don’t get me wrong there are times you miss the comforts of home, but at Grace you’re given a second family. A family of strong, supportive, and powerful young women. A family I’m lucky to be a part of!

Julia (Domino) – Grace resident 2016-2018