Inbound students Study Abroad and Exchange at the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne offers study abroad and exchange students a range of accommodation options to suit different personalities, budgets and lifestyles. The University of Melbourne provides a service dedicated to assisting students with their housing questions, so you can be confident of help along the way.
For details, please visit http://services.unimelb.edu.au/housing
Things to consider
Important things to consider when choosing your housing include:
- The length of your stay, as many housing options are suited to tenancy periods of six months or more;
- Your personal budget and the cost of living in Melbourne;
- Lifestyle preferences - communal or independent living;
- Location - particularly suburbs which are accessible to campus by public transport (see ‘Suburb Guide’);
- Tenancy rights - Tenancy agreements are legally binding documents. Understanding your tenancy rights and duties will help you manage your housing and communicate with your landlord with more confidence.
- Check with your home institution to see if there are any accommodation requirements, as occasionally your home institution may have preference for where you stay.
|Housing Type||Applications open||Applications close|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Residential Colleges||10 October||10 March||10 December||10 May|
|Student Apartments (RMIT Village and Student Village)||Late September||Late April||When allocation has been reached|
|Shared housing||There are no deadlines for shared housing: Students are encouraged to arrive several weeks before orientation to allow enough time to find suitable accommodation.|
Find out which accommodation option best suits your lifestyle and budget preference by clicking on the options available to Study Abroad and Exchange students:
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