Off-Campus Housing Options & Resources

Where to Look for Off-Campus Housing


Disclaimer: The Internationalization Office (IO) does not review individual listings for authenticity or legitimacy. We do not offer communications between landlords and students. Our resources are compiled for information purposes only. Should you have any questions or concerns with a potential landlord, please address these concerns directly with them and not the IO. Feel free to consult the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's resources for Landlords and Tenants. Please accept the listings below to help guide you in your search but not as a recommendation of any one service, group, or resource.  

There are several third-party sites, marketplace listings, and advertising spaces that list houses, apartments, and rooms for rent. Below is a small list of those rental sites that could give you an idea. 

Scam Alert: There have been many alarming reports of fake rental ads posted on the off-campus Facebook groups or other websites. Please click here to learn more about how rental scams work and how to protect yourself. If you need more information on this, please email

For appropriate search terms, we might suggest:

  • "Apartments for Rent"
  • "Room for Rent"
  • "St. John's Apartments",
  • "Rentals in St. John's Area

Best Practices

  • Cost Expectations: When you arrive, we will provide resources to help you find a place to live off-campus. These resources include but are not limited to a list of landlords who are interested in renting to international students and websites, which are listing advertisements of rooms and apartments for rent. You can expect to pay approximately $600 to $800 per person per month for shared accommodations, plus approximately $80-125 per person per month for utilities and $300 to $400 per month for food. Bus transportation will cost $90 per month for students.

  • Beware of Scams.  Please be aware that off-campus accommodation options are not verified by MUN for legitimacy or quality. Therefore, it is important that you or someone you trust views the accommodation in person. There can be fake rental ads posted on websites like Craigslist, Kijiji, IO listing and on the Off-campus Facebook groups. If you are asked to send the landlord, property manager, or potential roommates any money (because they are out of town, for example) before you visit the rental property in person, or before you sign a Residential Tenancy Agreement, you should be extremely cautious because it is likely a scam. To learn more about how rental scams work and how to protect yourself, click here.  
  • For more helpful tips, suggestions, and explanations, please visit our Renting Resources section of this site.