University of Melbourne receives thousands of applications from international students due to its reputation as one of the top universities of Australia. One of the major concerns for those who get selected for admission is finding the right type of housing. Mainly two types of accommodation are available for University of Melbourne students: University-owned accommodation and Partnered Residential Colleges.
University of Melbourne offers housing guarantee to full-time undergraduate, exchange or study abroad students. Hence, university-owned accommodations are primarily booked for them. Graduate students have the option of applying to residential colleges or off-campus housing.
Over 6 student houses are completely owned and operated by the University of Melbourne. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for them. However, undergraduate students are given priority due to the university's housing guarantee policy.
Details on types of university-owned accommodation available for students enrolled in a program of University of Melbourne are:
This house has 285 studio, twin and shared apartment types of rooms for both undergraduate and graduate students. Cost of various types of rooms available is tabulated below:
|Type||Weekly Cost (in AUD)|
|2 bedroom 1 bathroom, 5 bedroom 3 bathroom||399|
|4 bedroom 2 bathroom||420|
|3 bedroom 2 bathroom||425|
|4 bedroom 4 bathroom||450|
It has 579 dormitory style rooms along with two game rooms and a sky lounge. Weekly cost is tabulated below:
|Type||Cost for 52 week contract (in AUD)||Cost for 48 week contract (in AUD)|
Contrary to its name, International House accommodates both domestic and international students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs of University of Melbourne.
Weekly cost inclusive of meal is provided as follows:
|Type||Cost (in AUD)|
|Graduate with shared Kitchen||431|
|Graduate with kitchenette||458|
Residential Colleges are like a community housing with facilities like clubs, sports events, cultural fests, etc. They are not owned by the University of Melbourne but have a partnership to accommodate its students. Each house has its own application portal. Some of them offer scholarships also to their residents.
Following are the types of residential colleges that students of University of Melbourne can consider:
It was established in 1911 and offers accommodation to students enrolled in the graduate program of any university of Australia. Housing is also available for lecturers coming back to university for a short period of time, visiting professors, medical students pursuing an internship and clinical workers teaching and researching at university’s hospital.
Accomodation cost including the meal expenses of three times for a year contract are mentioned as follows
|Type||Weekly Cost (in AUD)|
|William Berry Wing||Single: 364 - 378; Double: 392 - 546; Apartment: 525 - 658|
|Main Building||Single: 427; Double: 483 - 686|
|Stella Langford Wing||Apartment: 749 - 959|
|Barry Street||Single: 434|
|Barkly Place||Single: 434|
Janet Clarke Hall (JCH)is the academic college situated within the University of Melbourne. It has 97 full-furnished private rooms, a board room, library, sanctuary, courtyard, study rooms and music space.
Newman College accommodates approximately 305 students primarily from UNiversity of Melbourne. Limited space is also available for RMIT, ACU, and pharmacy students of Monash University. College charges following types of fees from its residents:
Newman College also awards scholarships and bursaries to its residents. Over 220 students received some form of financial aid from the college. Following types of aid are provided to residents:
|Type||Eligibility||Amount (in AUD)|
|Undergraduate||ATAR scores||1,000 - 10,000|
|Graduate and Postgraduate Scholarship||Awarded to all||3,000 - 10,000|
|Bursaries||Financial Need||1,000 - 10,000|
Queen’s College of University of Melbourne currently houses 303 students out of which 56% are female and 19% are international students from over 26 countries. Over 105 scholarships and bursaries are annually awarded by the college. Fees charged are as follows:
|Type||Fees (in AUD)|
|Undergraduate||Full Year: 30,250; One Semester: 16,625|
|Graduate (annual)||Flat: 27,190; Studio: 25,190|
Following types of scholarships are awarded to residents of Queen’s College:
St Hilda College offers accommodation only to undergraduate students of University of Melbourne and Monash University’s pharmacy students. An interview is also conducted via skype as a part of the admission process. Its residents are eligible to apply for various types of scholarships ranging between 4,000 AUD to 15,000 AUD.
Colleges charge an annual fees of 30,700 AUD from new students and 31,050 from returning students. Other fees that students have to pay are:
The college offers a single room to students of University of Melbourne along with other recreational facilities like TV room, Frewin Room for conferences and other functions, courtyard, etc. Students living here are required to pay following expenses:
|Type||Cost (in AUD)|
|Student Club Fee||300|
Trinity College offers residence to undergraduate and graduate students of University of Melbourne. It charges an annual fee of 31,955 AUD. Selected students also have to pay a refundable bond of 750 AUD before moving in.
University College has single and double bed rooms for undergraduate students and apartments style rooms for graduate students. A separate dining hall is also available where students can interact while having a meal. Annual charges are as follows:
Various types of scholarships such as Botha Family Scholarship, Broughton Scholarship and David Syme Charitable Foundation Media Scholarship are also available for residents of University College.
International students can also apply for private rental rooms, apartments and homestays situated close to the university’s campus. Rent ranges between 150 AUD to 300 AUD per week. Although the first preference should be to get university-owned housing due to cheaper cost and additional facilities like libraries, wi-fi, study rooms, etc.