International House is currently seeking international students from a diverse range of countries to join our community. International House has many advantages for International Students, including:
Peace of mind: we are the only residential service owned and operated by the University so you can be confident booking and confirming your accommodation from overseas
Our comprehensive orientation program: whilst other international students are still trying to find their accommodation, International House Residents are settling into their room, making friends and enjoying Orientation activities and events.
Plenty of English Language development opportunities: practice your conversational English over lunch and your academic presentation skills in group discussions.
Genuine interaction with local students: at least 25% of our residents are Australian, giving international students an opportunity to engage with local students outside of the classroom and get to understand the Australian perspective and academic experience.
Be involved in a dynamic and diverse community: with over 39 nationalities represented in the house studying at 15 Faculties at graduate and undergraduate level.
Only need to sign a 38 week contract: a contract with International House covers the 38 weeks of semester time. A normal accommodation contract covers 52 weeks, whilst students are able to stay in the House all year round, it is not compulsory to stay and pay during the semester break. If they are a student who is likely to go home during the break or go traveling this will be an excellent way to save money.
A range of scholarships and bursaries available to new applicants: if you are a new applicant you should look at our scholarships page. International House is looking for applicants who offer diverse backgrounds and interests, as well as those who are able to contribute to the House through academic excellence or extra-curricular activities.
Save time: as an international student your first six months of University in Australia are going to be challenging. You will have new academic expectations to learn, perhaps you will be adapting to a new language or a new field of study. You will need all the time you can get to study, meet new people and learn about your new surroundings. International House will take a lot of the pressure off your time by cooking and cleaning for you - and then there is convenience of walking to class!
Confidently predicting your budget: at International House you know what you are expected to pay before you arrive. Your rent includes internet, utilities and food, as well as entertainment, social events and sporting opportunities. There will be no hidden costs, as can happen with renting. It also includes access to academic help and study spaces. For more information on comparing off-campus renting with college costs please click here.
Pastoral care and strong community involvement: being in a new country can be daunting and isolating. At International House we have a resident leadership team whose role it is to address this problem. On each floor there is a Senior Resident who is there for you to talk to, get advice from and ensures that you are settling in. There is a student organisation that runs events in the house, you are able to assist with these or implement new events.