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Residential Colleges in Australia

Written by Ezanne Zheng

Choosing to live at a residential college while studying allows you to enrich your university experience. It’s a unique opportunity for you to grow academically, culturally and socially.

With such a diversity of people in the colleges, you will make an amazing network of friends, live in a supportive and equal environment and have a life changing learning experience.

Why residential colleges?

Once the university year starts you live in a college close to the university, eat at college (all meals are provided), study at college, participate in sport and cultural events at college and socialise at college. College becomes your home away from home for 35-39 weeks of the year. You can also apply and get a place before arriving in the country.

Who are the residents?

Students come from overseas and also interstate. This creates a diverse and dynamic community. There’s also a combination of returning and new students.

How to apply?

You will need to apply directly via the accommodation portal for the university you have accepted.

Applications can be completed online.

When Should I apply?

There are two intakes a year.  The biggest intake for students occurs in first semester which is in February. Applications for this intake are generally encouraged by the first week of December. Applications for second semester entry should be made by no later than June. In recognition of the unusual timing of many graduate and exchange programs, some Colleges accept applications for residence on a continuous basis.


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