How to apply

2019 semester 1 applications are currently open. For application closing dates,  see our key dates information.

To apply for an accommodation place, you need to:

  • complete the accommodation application through the online portal prior to the closing date;
  • apply to study or currently be studying, a full-time equivalent* degree with the University of Melbourne; and
  • accept your accommodation offer within 48 hours of receiving it.

You'll need to apply by Melbourne Accommodation Program due dates.

*Full time equivalent is considered 75% of a full-time load or above.

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When you apply

When applying for the Melbourne Accommodation Program, you can select 3 to 5 accommodation preferences. Remember to check our program options before applying.

Please note: not all accommodation options are available to exchange and study abroad and international under 18 students due to specific residency requirements.

When selecting your preferences, consider the type of lifestyle you’d like. Different accommodation providers offer different facilities, locations and environments. For example, would you prefer to share communal facilities with other residents, or have your own private room? Many providers offer different types of rooms, ranging from 4-bedroom/2-bathroom apartments to private studios with ensuites.

You'll need to apply by Melbourne Accommodation Program due dates.

If you're not eligible for an accommodation guarantee, you can still apply for the Melbourne Accommodation Program, offers will be subject to availability.

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Need help applying?

Talk to our student support team at Stop 1. They can help answer any questions you may have about applying for our Melbourne Accommodation Program.

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