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Admissions and fees

An all-inclusive on-campus residential experience
We are seeking residents who are engaging, progressive and genuinely passionate about international understanding and friendship.

Why join us?

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We are owned and operated by the University of Sydney and located on campus.

Explore our facilities
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All meals, free unlimited wi-fi and fortnightly room cleaning are provided.

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We are the most cuturally diverse residential community on campus with over 40 countries represented among our 200 residents.

Meet our residents
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Under-18 international and Australian students are welcome.

Read our guidelines
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We have an extensive program of events and workshops.

See what's coming up

A day in the life of an international student at International House

Fees

Term 1, 2019: Saturday 16 Feb to Friday 12 Jul (inclusive) (21 weeks)
Term 2, 2019: Saturday 13 Jul to Friday 6 Dec (inclusive) (21 weeks)

  New resident Returning resident*
Room type Per week Per semester Per week Per semester
Twin share $423 $8,883 $413 $8,673
Single $543 $11,403 $533 $11,193
Single with partial ensuite $559 $11,739 $549 $11,529
Single with full ensuite $571 $11,991 $561 $11,781
*Returning rates applicable for residents who have stayed a minimum of two semesters at International House.

All self-catered units at International House operate on 52-week contracts.

Room type Per week Per 4 weeks
Studio $447 $1,788
One-bedroom $490 $1,960
Two-bedroom $561 $2,244

Additional fees

Application fee $100
Registration fee $250
Members' Association $250
Members' Association - Associate Fee* $130
Alumni Association $110
Bond deposit (catered room) $1,000
Bond deposit (self-catered studio apartment) $1,788
Bond deposit (self-catered one-bedroom apartment) $1,960
Bond deposit (self-catered two-bedroom apartment) $2,244

*Associate Fee entitles non-student residents (i.e. partners of Maze residents) access to regular member benefits (SUSF, events etc.) with the exception of Access cards.

Car park $25 per day/ $75 per week then $15 per day thereafter
Resident car park $410 per year (motorbikes $205), $210 per six months (motorbikes $105)
Guest meal ticket $15
Replacement key $50
Late-night lockout (midnight to 8am) $25
Log cabin - residents No cost, donations welcome.
Log cabin - alumni and non-residents (weekend) $155 per booking up to 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) and $75 for each additional night.
Log cabin - alumni and non-residents (week day) Minimum charge $145 up to 3 nights (Mon to Thurs) and $75 for each additional night.

Application process

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Applicant must be enrolled or waiting for acceptance to the University of Sydney.

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A completed application must be submitted to the house by completing the online application and paying the AU$100 application fee by credit card.

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Once received, your application will be acknowledged by a confirmation email. Your application will be assessed according to the timeline below and suitable applicants will receive a request for an interview with the Director or Deputy Director during the interview rounds. The interview can be conducted in person, over the phone or via Skype.

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Applicants who are successful will be sent an offer. This will include information regarding the residential agreement and acceptance fees.

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The applicant will then need to accept the offer by returning the signed residential agreement and acceptance fees to the house by the deadline. This is a legally binding document setting out the conditions and obligations attached to residence.

  • Diversity of countries, regions and customs
  • Diversity of disciplines and degree levels
  • Diversity of values and beliefs
  • Diversity of genders
  • Leadership potential and commitment to social justice
  • Ability to live within a diverse and active community
  • Willingness to contribute
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Sound academic standing.

Applying to International House

Senal's tips on acing your application

Semester 2 application timeline

  • 15/03/2019

    First round of interviews

    Interviews can take place via Skype, phone or in-person.
  • 01/04/2019

    First round of offers

    Offers will be made approximately two weeks after interviews.
  • 30/04/2019

    Second round of interviews

    Available for applications not included in the first round of interviews.
  • 10/05/2019

    Second round of offers

    The final major round of offers for 2019.
  • 05/06/2019

    Final round of interviews

  • 15/06/2019

    Final round of offers

  • 01/07/2019

    Late interviews and offers

    Will open if places become available.

My time spent at International House was a special one filled with so many incredible people, memories and self growth. It was a sacred place for me, my home away from home and the place which helped me to learn that being away from South Africa would be okay.
Li-Chi Pan, Social media influencer