Live with over 300 other undergraduate and graduate students from Australia and around the world. International House is a university residential college, set amongst 1.5 hectares of beautiful gardens, outdoor study areas and sporting facilities. International House can host up to 349 residents.

Your new home offers:

  • Cafe, library, gym and four music practise rooms onsite
  • All meals available
  • Comprehensive academic support
  • Leadership, volunteering and personal development opportunities.

Apply early to secure your place

2024 applications are now open.

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Room features

Facilities in all rooms
  • Graduates: Bed (with mattress protector)
  • Undergraduates: Bed (with mattress protector, blanket/quilt, pillow)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Easy chair
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wardrobe
  • Heating
  • Wireless internet
Facilities available on each floor
  • Convection microwave and kettle
Extra facilities available in graduate rooms and senior apartments
  • Dining table
  • Lounge/couch
  • Stovetop or shared kitchen

First year undergraduate rooms are fully furnished and single occupancy with shared bathrooms. Student rooms vary slightly in size. Female-only floors on request. Shared kitchens are available for some self-catering.

Graduate rooms are fully furnished and single occupancy with an ensuite and either a kitchenette or shared kitchen.

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Undergraduate rooms
Room types and costs Catering inclusions1 Yearly fee for 20242Semester fee for 20243
Undergraduate room with minimum catering package  Lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday $27,582 for 40 weeks $13,467 for 19 weeks
Undergraduate room with moderate catering package  Lunch and dinner 7 days a week $29,605 for 40 weeks $14,355 for 19 weeks
Undergraduate room with full catering package  Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week $32,414 for 40 weeks $15,615 for 19 weeks

Undergraduate rooms offer shared bathrooms with multiple showers and toilets in each corridor.  Residents will also have access to shared study, sport and recreational facilities. This includes the library, academic program, numerous study spaces, gym and multi-purpose sports court. Gas, water, electricity, internet and International House undergraduate student club fees are also included.

1The program selected may influence the room allocated, as you may need access to a kitchenette or shared kitchen if you select the minimum or moderate catering package.

2Full academic year from 17 February to 23 November 2024.

3Semester 1: 17 February to 29 June 2024.
Semester 2: 13 July to 23 November 2024.

4All rates are in $AUD, per person, inclusive of GST (where applicable).

Graduate rooms
Room types and costs Catering inclusions Yearly fee for3 2024Semester fee for3 2024
Graduate ensuite room with shared kitchen Breakfast 7 days a week $21, 930 for 43 weeks1$10,979 for 21 weeks2
Graduate ensuite room with kitchenette Breakfast 7 days a week $23,275 for 43 weeks1$11,647 for 21 weeks2
Graduate ensuite room with full catering packageBreakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week$28,045 for 43 weeks1$14,017 for 21 weeks2

Graduate rooms include gas, water, electricity, internet and IH Graduate Association fees. A welcome BBQ and formal dinners (such as Commencement Dinner and End of Year Dinner) are also included.

You will also have access to shared study, sport and recreational facilities. This includes the library, academic program, numerous shared study rooms, gym and multi-purpose sports court.

1 Full academic year from 11 February to 08 December 2024. Graduates can extend their contracts up to 52 weeks with an additional charge.

2 Semester 1: 11 February to 07 July 2024.
Semester 2: 14 July to 08 December 2024.

All rates are in $AUD, per person, inclusive of GST (where applicable).

Our catering team not only prides itself on providing three outstanding meals per day, but the flexibility within meal packages that suit your needs.  A range of wholesome and nutritious meals make up a constantly changing menu that reflects different culinary styles from around the world. Vegetarian options are always available and vegan, halal, gluten-free and specific allergy diets can also be catered for. Student feedback on matters relating to food is actively sought and incorporated into catering decision making. View our sample menu.

  • Breakfast: 7am until 10am
  • Lunch: 12.30pm until 2pm
  • Dinner: 6.30pm until 7.30pm

You can request a late dinner if you have a class scheduled during mealtime. Take-away lunch can also be pre-ordered the day before.

Bachelor of Science

Muhammad Radya


"Living at International House helped me transition into uni life in so many ways. I've made lots of friends and tutorials have really helped me strengthen my understanding of my units."

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Watch two International House students giving a tour of the college

Travel times from International House

DestinationDistanceWalkCycle Public Transport
The University of Melbourne (Parkville)800 m 10 min 5 min 6 min
The University of Melbourne (Southbank campus) 4.3 km 1 hour 20 min 35 min
The University of Melbourne Sports Centre 1.2 km 17 min 5 min 10 min
Closest University library - Baillieu Library 1.3 km 19 min 6 min 11 min
Closest supermarket - FoodWorks University of Melbourne 1.2 km 20 min 6 min 15 min
Barkly Square retail precinct - Sydney Road, Brunswick 1.4 km 20 min 5 min 7 min
Melbourne CBD - Melbourne Central Station and shopping centre 2.7 km 37 min 11 min 12 min

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