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
- 60th Anniversary Dinner
This special event will celebrate the 60 years since International House was established and honour the alumni and supporters who have helped to make this college great.
- IH Students Excel
Congratulations to all IH undergraduates and graduates on their outstanding Semester 2 results. 26% of all results were H1, and two thirds were either H1 or H2...and, as usual, a number of our students achieved an H1 in every subject.
- IH 60 Year Anniversary
In 2017, International House will celebrate our 60th Anniversary. Join us at one of the many celebratory events that will be held throughout the year
- 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.
2016 IH Frank Larkins Oration
IH was fortunate to have the Hon Timothy Fischer AC speak at the annual Frank Larkins Oration, about World Trade Disconnect: Rebranding and revamping before renewed protectionism destroys all...
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?...
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...
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...
Leadership and Personal Development at NAAUC
With such a strong passion for collegiate life and the desire to contribute positively to the IH community, International House Melbourne sent six passionate and dedicated delegates to attend the National Association of Australian University Colleges (NAAUC) Conference...
Review of Cafe International 2016
Café International was simply stunning! The performances, decorations, food and wine were amazing...
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.
IH Gardener Assists Melb Uni Community Garden
This semester student volunteers have been working away in the Parkville and Burnley community gardens.
- IH Council Member appointed to Council of the National Library
The Government has recently announced the appointment of IH Council member Alice Wong to the Council of the National Library of Australia for a three-year term.
Free coffee at the Bobeff Cafe
There was a new kind of buzz at International House (IH) when students welcomed the re-opening of the Bobeff café, where hot beverages are on the house.
IH resident shines as ‘Titania’ in VCA production
International House resident Louisa Wall has delivered a tremendous stage performance in William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
IH's Got Talent
When it’s week six and you’re halfway through your semester of uni, you might be starting to feel a little bit of pressure with the assignments that you have due ...
2015 year in review
In 2015 IH opened a brand new building and welcomed 54 new graduate students into our community. Take a look back over some of our other achievements last year.
Renovations bring new life to student bedrooms
There’s a great amount of excitement that comes with refurbishing, and a new capital works project already underway at IH is set to provide an internal refresh to the older rooms of the college.
Celebrating our scholarship recipients at the Scholars Dinner
International House awarded 14 students with bursaries last Thursday 14 April at a formal presentation during the annual Scholars Dinner.
IH resident debuts for University Blacks
First year International House resident Jake Edwards is the most recent recruit for the University Blacks Australian Rules Football Club.
The Holi festival 2016
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!
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.
A magical Orientation Week at International House!
"The day had finally arrived; it was time for me to pack up the life that I knew, and move to college!"
- We came first in the #icac Fresher Dance Off competition on Sunday night! Great work team! #IHMelbourne #fraternitas
A great time had by all!
Cafe International: A Night on Broadway, was a guaranteed evening of show-stopping entertainment, food, beverages and frivolities. Sample some of the evening's highlights on YouTube.
Thai Rural Education and Development Program
Each summer, a group of International House students travel to rural Thailand to spend a month or more volunteering in a local community...
Life at International House
- Welcoming the 10th Chair of the IH Council
Global philanthropist and executive Vi Peterson is the new Chair of the International House Council.
Information relevant to current residents of International House.