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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.

Sample our menu
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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, 2020 Saturday 15 Feb to Friday 10 Jul (inclusive) (21 weeks)
Term 2, 2020: Saturday 11 Jul to Friday 4 Dec (inclusive) (21 weeks)

Room type Per week Per semester
Twin share $444 $9,324
Single $570 $11,970
Single with partial ensuite $586 $12,306
Single with full ensuite $600 $12,600

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

Room type Per week Per 4 weeks
Studio $460 $1,840
One-bedroom $505 $2,020
Two-bedroom $578 $2,312

Additional fees

Application fee $100
Registration fee $250
Welcome Week (new residents only) $75
Members' Association $330
Members' Association - Associate Fee* TBC
Alumni Association $115
Bond deposit (catered room) $1,000
Bond deposit (self-catered studio apartment) $1,840
Bond deposit (self-catered one-bedroom apartment) $2,020
Bond deposit (self-catered two-bedroom apartment) $2,312

*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) $160 per booking up to 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) and $80 for each additional night.
Log cabin - alumni and non-residents (week day) Minimum charge $150 up to 3 nights (Mon to Thurs) and $80 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.

Start your application
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The application process requires you to prove your commitment to global learning and to demonstrate your past community engagement. Once received, your application will be acknowledged by a confirmation email. Your application will be assessed according to the timeline below. 

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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 1 2020 application timeline

  • 01/09/2019

    First round of application assessment

    The application process requires you to prove your commitment to global learning and to demonstrate your past community engagement.
  • 01/10/2019

    First round of offers

    Offers will be made approximately two weeks after a submitted application has been received.
  • 20/10/2019

    Second round of application assessment

    Available for applications not included in the first round.
  • 01/12/2019

    Second round of offers

    The final major round of offers for 2020.
  • 05/01/2020

    Late interviews and offers

    Will open if places become available.
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"The longer I stay here, the more I think that if we can all get along, there's no reason everybody can't."

2020 availability

We're reaching capacity for incoming residents from India, engineering students, and for self-catered apartments. Please contact us for inclusion in our waitlist.
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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