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.

Your new home offers:

  • Cafe, library, gym and four music practise rooms onsite
  • All meals included in cost
  • Comprehensive academic program
  • Leadership, volunteering and personal development opportunities.

Live with 350 students from over 40 countries

Join an energetic and globally-minded community

Take part in social, cultural, sporting and leadership endeavours

Apply early to secure your place

Applications for 2023 are now open

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International House features

Building features

  • 24-hour computer room
  • Library
  • Full sized multipurpose court
  • Over 20 different study spaces including large study spaces and private study rooms
  • Music practice room
  • Cafe
  • Dining Hall with full catering options including formal dinners
  • Specialised music practise rooms and equipment
  • Art and Design space with architecture desks
  • Print/photocopying
  • 1.5 hectares of beautiful gardens
  • TV and Games room
  • Gym
  • Bike store
  • Mail service
  • Parcels (at reception)
  • Cinema/TV room
  • Communal living areas
  • Communal kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Vending machines
  • Laundry
  • Reception staffed
  • Utilities included
  • Internet included
  • Courtyard
  • Basketball court
  • Key card entry

Room features

Facilities in all rooms
  • Bed (with mattress and mattress protector)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Easy chair
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wardrobe
  • Heating
  • Wireless internet
Facilities available on each floor
  • Convection microwave
  • Kettle
Extra facilities available in graduate rooms and senior apartments
  • Dining table
  • Lounge/couch
  • Cooling
  • Stovetop/hob

First year undergraduate rooms are fully furnished and single occupancy. Student rooms vary slightly in size. Female -only floors are available on request.

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

Scholarships available

We have many scholarships for new and returning International House students.

See our scholarships

Room types and costs

Undergraduate rooms
Room types and costs Catering inclusions1 Yearly fee for 20232
Undergraduate room with minimum catering package  Lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday $25,043 for 39 weeks
Undergraduate room with medium catering package  Lunch and dinner 7 days a week $27,668 for 39 weeks
Undergraduate room with full catering package  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week $30,293 for 39 weeks

Undergraduate rooms offer shared bathrooms with two multiple showers and toilets in each corridor.  Residents will also have access to shared study, sport and recreational facilities. This includes the IH library, academic program, numerous study centres, gym and multi-purpose 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.

2All rates are in $AUD, per person.

Graduate rooms
Room types and costs Catering inclusions Yearly fee for1 2023
Graduate ensuite room with shared kitchen Breakfast 7 days a week $19,952 for 43 weeks2
Graduate ensuite room with kitchenette Breakfast 7 days a week $21,210 for 43 weeks

Graduate rooms include gas, water, electricity, internet and IH Graduate Association fee. A welcome BBQ and three formal dinners (Commencement Dinner, Winter Dinner and valedictory Dinner) are also included.

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

1 All rates are in $AUD, per person.

2 Graduates can extend their contracts up to 52 weeks with an additional charge.

College life

Academic program

International House offers an extensive learning support program. You can take advantage of our purpose-built library, e-learning space and undergraduate tutorial program. Our academic enrichment aims to accelerate your  learning, help you adjust to tertiary studies and provide support to help you excel.

Professional enrichment

Each semester, you can hear from industry, diplomatic and academic guests.


Make the most of the college network with our mentoring program. This program pairs undergraduate students with alumni and graduate residents to assist with relationship-building and developing communication skills.

Academic seminars are also held approximately once per month. Members of the graduate student community can present on their area of study or research.

Meals and community dining

Meals are served in the Dimmick Dining Hall and provide our residents with a diverse and balanced diet. Dining as a community is one of the best ways to meet people, catch up on news and stay in touch with other residents.

A range of activities

At International House there is so much to get involved in. The chances are you will find an outlet to pursue anything and everything you are interested in.


If you are studying music or are interested in recreational music-making, our music tutor can help. Students can also demonstrate their talent at one of our many cultural and celebration events during the year.


Sport plays an important part of life at International House and you are encouraged to participate in the Intercollegiate Sporting Program or to join in as spectators.

International House has a team for AFL, athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, football (soccer), hockey, netball, rowing, softball, swimming, squash, tennis and volleyball. The program is open to students of all ability levels.

Other opportunities include:

  • Cultural events
  • Wellbeing and health initiatives
  • Career and industry pathway initiatives
  • Leadership opportunities
  • A global network of International House alumni

Take a look around

Two International House students give a tour of the college