International House

Live with 350 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.

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

How to apply for International House

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.

This includes:

  • guest speakers
  • academic seminars
  • drop in sessions
  • tutorials
  • peer mentoring for university-level subjects.

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
  • 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

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
  • Stop-top/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.

Undergraduate rooms
Room types and costs Catering inclusions1 Yearly fee for20212
Undergraduate room with minimum catering package  Lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday $23,850 for 40 weeks
Undergraduate room with mid catering package  Lunch and dinner 7 days a week $26,350 for 40 weeks
Undergraduate room with full catering package  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week $28,850 for 40 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 2021
Graduate ensuite room with shared kitchen Breakfast 7 days a week $19,005 for 43 weeks2
Graduate ensuite room with kitchenette Breakfast 7 days a week $20,195 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.

DestinationAddressDistanceWalkCycle Public Transport
The University of Melbourne Stop 1 (Parkville) 1.60km 24min 7min 19min
The University of Melbourne (Southbank campus) Stop 1 (Southbank) 4.3km 1 hour 20min 35min
The University of Melbourne Sports Centre Tin Alley, The University of Melbourne 1.15km 19min 5min 16min
Closest University library Baillieu Library 1.35km 22min 6min 18min
Closest supermarket FoodWorks University of Melbourne 1.2km 20min 6min 15min
Closest bank Commonwealth Bank University of Melbourne 1.22km 20min 6min 15min
Closest ATM ANZ ATM Melbourne Zoo 0.54km 7min 4min N/A
Barkly Square retail precinct   1.23km 17min 5min 9min
Melbourne CBD Melbourne Central Station 2.71km 38min 15min 15min

Scholarships available

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

See our scholarships



Undergraduate room

Senior room

Graduate apartment

Cafe and foyer

Multipurpose court


Dining hall

How to apply

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