Student rooms

International House provides a range of accommodation styles for undergraduate students, just ten minutes walk to the University of Melbourne. Our 285 undergraduate rooms are set amongst 1.5 hectares of beautiful gardens, outdoor study areas and sporting facilities, and will quickly become a peaceful home-away-from-home.

Student bedroom 1
Student bedroom 2
First year student rooms

Student rooms vary in size and are fitted with the following items:

  • Single bed (with mattress and mattress protector)
  • Desk, chair and desk lamp
  • Wardrobe
  • Heating
  • Internet access
  • Shared bathrooms and kitchenette on each floor

Female-only floors are available on request but are subject to availability.

Room allocation

Priority for room allocation is determined by the length of stay in the House, number of years of successful study at tertiary level and participation in House activities. First year students are allocated rooms by the Deputy Head of College.

Returning students have the opportunity to select a one or two bedroom apartment, or share a four bedroom apartment with their IH friends. The apartments have their own cooking facilities, lounge room with a TV and private bathroom. Room allocation is based upon a students' involvement in college life, and each college activity has a point value attached which is used to allocate rooms. Students can earn points by being involved in events, performances, sporting teams, or volunteering their time in service to the College.

Linen, laundry and cleaning

The friendly cleaners at International House do a light clean of students' rooms once a fortnight, and this includes a vacuum and disinfectant wipe of clear surfaces. Students are expected to keep their rooms reasonably tidy, and use the additional cleaning equipment provided to remove any spills or mess they are responsible for. Toilets, bathrooms and shared facilities are cleaned daily by our staff.

You will need to provide your own linen to fit a single bed. Linen can be brought from home, or purchased from the Front Office ($90 fee). Students are responsible for doing their own washing, and laundry facilities are provided for this purpose, including coin operated washing machines, tumble dryers, ironing boards and irons.


An electronic key system protects student bedrooms and the campus from unwanted intruders. The University of Melbourne Security patrol nearby and are on-call to walk students home from the University of Melbourne late at night. CCTV cameras are also in operation at International House.

Accommodation during mid-year and end-year breaks

Undergraduate students are in residence for the University of Melbourne's 35 week academic year. Students generally don't stay during the winter and summer breaks, but those who do must pay an additional fee and self-cater.

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