Head's welcome



If you are looking for a university college residence in Melbourne and want to be part of a global community, I strongly encourage you to consider International House.

Dr Deborah Seifert
Dr Deborah Seifert, Head of College

Our college is the most internationally diverse residence at the University of Melbourne, but also includes students across a wide range of stages of learning. International House provides a supportive environment for those studying for their first degree to those undertaking graduate study in a Masters or Doctorate program.

We bring together over 350 of the brightest students from Australia and overseas in a collegial community that is devoted to academic success, intercultural understanding and personal growth.

Our students enjoy high-quality residential services and facilities in an intellectually stimulating environment that promotes social inclusion and professional networking opportunities.

We have an outstanding academic program that includes tutorials, mentoring and seminars, and which supports students to maintain an academic advantage. A large majority of our residents score 80% or above in at least one and in some cases all subjects.

Our newest wing, the George Hicks Building, provides self-catered ensuite graduate accommodation, a café and collaborative learning and study spaces for all in the college to enjoy.

Our motto - Fraternitas - refers to the fellowship of young men and women united together across cultural and national boundaries. If you choose to live at International House, you will not only be part of this fellowship within the College whilst in residence, but in the future will join a group of more than 3000 International House alumni across the world. This incredible and unique International House association is invaluable for academic and personal networking.

I hope you enjoy learning about International House and the possibilities that can unfold for you by joining this truly diverse, quality community.

Dr Deborah Seifert
Head of College, International House
Email: enquiries@ihouse.unimelb.edu.au

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