International House is a residential college owned by the University of Melbourne. We bring together approximately 350 graduate and undergraduate students from Australia and overseas, in a community that is devoted to academic success, intercultural understanding and personal growth.
News and updates
- Become an Industry Mentor to International Students
Study Melbourne is enlisting industry mentors to help guide selected international students participating in their LIVE program.
If becoming a mentor and imparting your industry wisdom interests you, learn more here...Alumni
- Founding IH Council Member Honoured
Philanthropist and founding IH Council member, the late Dr Olive Mence OAM, has been honoured with a plaque on the University's Professors' Walk. Watch our fascinating 2015 interview with Dr Mence...Alumni
- IH Council Member Publishes Business Book
International House Council member Howard Khoo recently published his first book, Street Kung-Fu: Street Wisdom of Successful Businesses (Kanyin Publications, 2017)...Alumni
- Bachelor of Arts Medal for Alumna
IH congratulates alumna Cassandra Joore-Short who was recently awarded the Bachelor of Arts Medal at the University of Melbourne. Read more from Cassie...Alumni
- 2017 Café Internationale - Celebrating 60 years!
Café Internationale 2017 sure was a night to remember! As 2017 marks 60 years of International House, we used Café as an opportunity to celebrate how far the college has come over its lifespan...Alumni
Mildura to Mexico
Leaving the family property in rural Victoria to study at the University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce Access Melbourne student and IH alumnus Samuel Barnden is determined to make the most of every opportunity, in and out of the classroom.News
IH Tutorial Program Grows
Academic support is an important part of the House experience. At international House, the tutorial program is the centrepiece of this support. This year IH is offering almost 80 tutorials which are conducted each week across all of the undergraduate degree areas.News
The Holi Festival 2017
Holi originates in the mystical land of India and has been traditionally celebrated as a mark of cultural unity and brotherhood, making it one of the most "fraternitastic" IH events!News
- Fraternitas alumni magazine
Fraternitas is the magazine for alumni, donors and friends of International House. Catch up with all the latest news, events and happenings at our college, see what past IHers are doing now, and find out the ways you can be more involved with IH today.Alumni
A Thirst for International Understanding and Communication
Ever sat in the Jace and wondered what masala tea tastes like at sunrise on the side of a small village overlooking the Himalayas?...News
IH Alumna Publishes Children's Book
IH taught me friendship. I met my second family at IH, people that were complete strangers to me became integral parts of my life within a term...News
The Malaysian International House Experience
I cannot stress the importance of International House and the University of Melbourne in shaping my identity as an individual capable of interacting in any social environment...News
Dr Deborah Seifert AM
Our Head of College Dr Deborah Seifert has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List.News
Taking the gigantic leap: studying in Melbourne
Going to another country to study can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. This is the story of a Bangladeshi student who moved to Melbourne and now lives at International House.News
- We came first in the #icac Fresher Dance Off competition on Sunday night! Great work team! #IHMelbourne #fraternitas
Life at International House
Information relevant to current residents of International House.
International House is the residential college of choice for students who have a burning curiosity for the world, and who aspire to live in an energetic and globally-minded community. We are devoted to multicultural understanding, academic success and personal development.
There are over 6000 International House alumni living around the world, and each one is linked by the 'IH experience' they shared during their time at the House.
Reunions & Upcoming Events
See what's on at International House in 2017.Read more
Read Fraternitas, the alumni magazine and e-newsletter of International House.Read more
Volunteer, join an International House committee or see the other ways you can be involved again with International House.Read more
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Philanthropy played a vital role in establishing International House in the early days, and to this day is transforming the lives of Australian and international students with much needed financial and in-kind support.
Leaving a bequest will allow International House to continue its commitment to intercultural learning in the future, crossing the divides of language, culture, religion, politics and social attitudes.Read more
Scholarships & Bursaries
Living and studying in Melbourne can be financially unsustainable for many young people. See how a residential scholarship can make a difference in the life of a student at International House.Read more
Learn about the latest developments on the International House campus, and find out the ways you can support a capital works project.Read more
Give your time as a guest speaker or mentor, donate a gift-in-kind or offer your professional support through internships, connections and contacts.Read more
Make your next stay, meeting or conference in Melbourne both successful and unique with International House. We have a range of facilities and accommodation options that suit individuals, couples, families and large groups.
As the most internationally diverse residence at the University of Melbourne, International House brings together 57 graduate students, 282 undergraduate students and 18 residential staff from 39 different countries around the world.
Purpose, Vision And Core Values
International House seeks to be recognised as an outstanding international community through the excellence of its educational experience, preparing students for valuable roles in their local and global communities.Read more
Learn about the history of International House and how we got started.Read more
See what's on at International House in 2018.Read more
Have a question? Get in touch with International House, or see our location on a map.Read more
Meet Dr Deborah Seifert, the Head of College at International House.
See a list of members that make up the International House Council.
International Houses Worldwide
Learn about our affiliation with the International Houses Worldwide movement.