Accommodation

On campus

The University’s Laucala Campus has 11 Halls of Residence housing 1,097 students and 31 units for married students. 10th and 11th Halls are new halls with modern facilities including a kitchen on each floor. A newly renovated 1st Hall with an additional 41 beds from Feb, 2020. The other halls have designated areas where microwave and students’ personal rice cookers and electric fry pans can be used for cooking. Housing application forms are available below. If you have any questions, please contact us at (+679) 323 2281, or send email to halls(at)usp.ac.fj. You can also visit the Halls Office located opposite Security Control Room.

Due to the heavy demand for on-campus accommodation, applicants must be registered full time students and priority is given as follows:

  • Undergraduate students in Year 1 of their programme – Application deadline is by end of first week of January and students must submit their medical report form HOR.5A with their application.
  • Continuing regional undergraduate students who applied by the deadline – Application deadline is 30 November every year for the following year
  • Continuing Fiji undergraduate students who applied by the deadline – Application deadline is 30 November every year for the following year
  • Postgraduate Students – Application deadline is 30 November for the following year.

Students are required to fill the Accommodation Application Form HOR.1 and submit it to the Halls of Residence Office before the application deadlines.

Students who have not previously lived in the Halls must also submit the Medical Examination Report Form HOR.5A with their application.

For Fiji students returning residents will have priority over first time applicants. Both categories will be prioritised as follows:

  1. Students from outside Viti Levu
  2. Students from Rakiraki/Tavua/Vatukoula/Ba/Lautoka/Nadi
  3. Students from outside the greater Suva area

Applicants will be informed of their application status by email from mid-January each year.

Halls of Residence Rates

Room Size

Small Room

Medium Room

Large Room

10 th Hall

11th Hall

Semester Daily Rates

$7.22

$8.94

$10.63

$18.75

$19.65

Semester Accommodation

$910.00

$1127.00

$1339.00

$2362.00

$2475.00

Mid-year Break Accommodation (non-Fiji students)

$201.00

$250.00

$298.00

$526.00

$550.00

Health Services Fee

$80.00

$80.00

$80.00

$80.00

$80.00

Notes

  1. Semester 1 fee covers from Saturday 1 February to Friday 5 June 2020.
  2. Semester 2 fee covers from Saturday 4 July to Friday 6 November 2020.
  3. Additional daily charges for accommodation will be incurred for every day before and after the above semester accommodation dates.
  4. Student Health Services Fee is compulsory for all residents.
  5. A withdrawal fee of $65.00 and 25% overhead charge will apply for vacating Halls accommodation after week one of semester, if the vacated room is filled.
  6. No refund is payable if the vacated room is not filled after a withdrawal.

Off campus

Private renting

Some students choose to live off-campus in privately rented properties in the surrounding suburbs to USP.There is a good selection of affordable rental housing close to the University and in the wider Suva area. Depending on the number of rooms in the flat, rent for one room usually costs between $75 and $150 per week (more for couples), plus bills and food. If you are a USP student or staff, you may find this website (http://www.usp.ac.fj/campuslife/offcampus) useful in locating your off campus accommodation. The listings above are updated daily.

Flatting

‘Flatting’ is a popular way that university students in Fiji Island live, where students share an apartment or house (‘flat’) and share household expenses. Flatting is usually cheaper than living in student accommodation or hostels, although flatting has other challenges.

Flatting may be a good option for second year students, older students, and those who are familiar with living in Suva. If you are a first year student, or are from out-of-town, then living in USP Halls of Residence or other student accommodation might be a better choice until you get into the routine of study.

If you decide to live in a flat, it is likely that you will have to provide your own furniture and pay for your share of the expenses (electricity, water, gas, phone/internet, pay TV). Some flats will share groceries and cooking, while others will buy groceries and cook meals individually. Remember to talk about bills with your flatmates and agree who will organise household expenses. Rental prices can vary greatly according to location, type of accommodation, and number of others living there. Demand for flats peaks at the start of each semester, so try and beat the rush and get in early. Also remember to consider the cost of transport in looking for a flat .

Living with others in any situation will always have challenges, so remember to choose flats carefully and do not rush into any flatting agreement. Make sure your new flatmates are people you can live with during the semester or year.

Please note that it is highly recommended that you should personally view the property before signing up anywhere. The properties listed on this database are not owned or operated by the University.The university accepts no responsibility for the condition of the accommodation or the behaviour of any of the parties who may enter into a tenancy agreement as a result of this service.

Advertise your property for rent

If you are a landlord with a House, Flat, Boarding House, Apartment, Home-stay you can use this website or fill this form to advertise to our students and staff. This is an off-campus accommodation database specifically aimed at USP students and staff. You can expose your property to 1000’s of USP students and staff for two months. For more information contact USP: Ph +679 32 32351. All listings are FREE.