Where to Look for Off-Campus Housing

Below, we have a list of common places where students search for and find rental accommodations.

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.  

 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 $500 to $700 per person per month for shared accommodations, plus approximately $50 per person per month for utilities and $150 to $200 per month for food. Bus transportation will cost $70 per month for students.

  • Beware of scams. When renting or leasing online through the internet, beware if the landlord is out of town and tells you they will mail you the keys once they receive a deposit. Make sure they have a representative present whom you could meet and view the place with before you pay anything. If you can not view the place yourself, ask a friend. Otherwise, you should avoid such offers as they could be scams.

  • For more helpful tips, suggestions, and explanations, please visit our Renting Resources section of this site.