|Long Term Housing|
On-campus housing is available only to enrolled students at UT-Austin. While students are not required to live on campus, residence halls or dormitories are available for international students. These living facilities provide room and meals, which are served in a cafeteria. Priority is given to freshmen. Apply as early as possible (no later than May 1) as spaces are limited.
For on-campus housing, contact:
Division of Housing and Food Services
Though on-campus dormitory space is limited, the need for safe, convenient dormitory space in Austin is filled by several off-campus private dormitories. Though located "off" campus, private dormitories are quite near (in some cases, just across the street) from UT. Private dormitories room prices include a meal package.
Cooperative houses are democratically-run residences, called "co-ops," in which occupants share cooking and cleaning responsibilities and share decision making about house policies and activities. Sometimes less expensive than other housing options, Co-ops provide an opportunity to meet a variety of people. For information contact:
Officially affiliated with UT-Austin, the University Apartments are also known as "family housing". Family housing offers inexpensive off-campus UN-furnished apartments for single and married students and are available on a limited basis. University Apartments are limited to students who are enrolled full-time at UT-Austin.
For more information, see the University Apartments website
Private Apartments in Austin
Many privately owned apartments are available within walking distance of campus and on the UT shuttle bus or city bus routes. Some helpful tips to assist you in your housing search are as follows:
International Student Organizations
Many international student organizations assist students in finding long-term housing in Austin. To find out if there is a student organization that represents your home country or region, see the list of International Student Organizations at UT Austin.
Off-Campus Housing Guide
See UT Austin's Off-Campus Housing Guide
Check the “Classified” Section of the following local newspapers, and select “Central” Austin for addresses closer to the University of Texas at Austin:
Walk or drive around neighborhoods near campus (north or west) looking for “For Rent” or “For Lease” signs.
Apartment Locator Companies
Contact an Apartment Locator Service (apartments are usually rented in person, but apartment locator services may assist you before you arrive)