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.

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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.

More things to consider

Application dates

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.

Accommodation options

Find out which accommodation option best suits your lifestyle and budget preference by clicking on the options available to Study Abroad and Exchange students:





Melbourne Global Mobility


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