At the University of Melbourne, you have the option of applying to live on campus in a fully catered Residential College, or opting for off-campus self-catered housing with Melbourne University Village. As you read the information below, please be sure to review the general information for housing in Australia.

Residential Colleges

The University of Melbourne has a well-established and thriving residential college scene, allowing you to live and engage directly with domestic students. Colleges are involved in organizing sporting, social, and cultural events. Students eat together in the college dining hall, and take part in a variety of communal activities. Living in a college is an excellent way to meet local students and to make the most of your time in Australia, but it is not for everyone!


More About Colleges

University College
St Hilda's College

University College (UC) is a friendly, relaxed, and diverse community of domestic and international students. UC has over 340 residents, offering a great lifestyle with many sporting, social, and cultural activities to select during the year. All meals are included, as are academic tutorials and well-being programs provided by their internal staff. You'll have your own room. Most have double beds with access to communal bathrooms. Located across the road from the University of Melbourne’s main campus, UC provides first-class facilities and communal spaces for its students, including a gym, music rooms, library, and relaxation spaces. 

St Hilda’s is a leading residential College at the University of Melbourne. With only 220 residents, St. Hilda’s is known for its close-knit community and welcoming nature, providing an extremely inclusive and supportive environment built on mutual respect. St Hilda’s is a fully catered facility. You'll have your own bedroom and utilize shared bathrooms. Also included are academic mentoring programs to help with your studies; technology and study rooms; an internal gym; laundry; and common areas with two kitchens to bake special treats or heat up your late-night meal. 

Please note that UC has a selective application process. If you apply to UC, you will need to provide extra documentation during the housing application process.

Student Apartments

Student Village Melbourne (SVM) is perfect if you want an independent lifestyle. You will be housed in a four-bedroom apartment, with only a short, 10-minute walk to campus. Each apartment has a shared kitchen and living area, with two separate bathrooms. Apartments come fully furnished. You will receive a linen and kitchen pack on arrival.  As SVM is a self-catered facility, you can expect to cook your own meals.


More about Living at Melbourne

Student Village Tour
Life at Melbourne

The Student Village community includes Australians and other international students.  There are an array of social and cultural events throughout the semester. There is a small gym, gaming room, piano room, ½ court basketball court, free BBQ’s, and a heated pool, all on-site.

With the city and campus at your doorstep, you are in a great location and have the opportunity to grow into your surroundings as the semester progresses.