If you will be a new resident (not a previous or current resident of Monash Residential Services) and wish to apply for accommodation starting in 2018, applications will open online later this year. You can provide your details on our Expressions of Interest for 2018 form.
There's a high demand to live on-campus, so it's a good idea to apply as early as possible. There is no deposit or payment required when you apply. Deposits are only required if you are successful in obtaining an accommodation offer and wish to accept the offer.
Monash University Open Day is held each year on the first Saturday in August for Peninsula Campus and the first Sunday of August for Caulfield and Clayton. This provides a great opportunity to view the student accommodation halls and rooms. Open Day hours are from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
If you can’t make it to Monash Open Day, the following guidelines apply:
Clayton On-Campus Accommodation Tours Generally, tours of communal areas within residential halls, such as TV/games room, common room, laundry, kitchen, mail room and bike store, can be arranged through the Administration Office. A resident room may only be viewed if a vacancy exists.
A sample of our self-contained studio apartments may be found near the car park outside the MRS Administration Office at 58 College Way, Clayton Campus.
You’ll find our fee-schedule here. All of our on-campus accommodation includes a private furnished room, all your utilities (like water, gas and electricity), internet access, laundry facilities and a shuttle bus between campuses. Plus you’ll have access to a wide range of activities, events and support programs. It’s great value for money, especially when compared to the cost of renting privately.
Your room contains a single bed, wardrobe, desk, side table, cupboard, VoIP telephone (for free internal calls) and chair. Internet, utilities (electricity, heating, water) laundry facilities and car-parking (subject to proof of vehicle ownership) are all included as part of your residential agreement.
The items that you will need to provide for personal use include bedding, towels, and personal cooking equipment such as crockery, saucepans and cutlery. You can pre-purchase a bedding pack online from the Shop.Monash web site, ready for pick-up on your arrival.
Some residents at Residential Village may also bring a small bar fridge for their private bedrooms. Residents in studio apartments may wish to supply their own vacuum cleaner as they are not available from the MRS office.
At most campuses, Australia Post delivers your mail to the Administration Office, and we then pass it on to your mail box. We’ll give you all the details when you check in. It’s just slightly different at Peninsula, where Australia Post delivers directly to your residence.
Once you leave, regular mail will be redirected to the forwarding address you provide on your departure form for a period of two weeks following your departure. After this period, all regular mail will be returned to the sender.
For parcels you may be expecting within 2 weeks following your departure, we request that you nominate a 3rd party to collect the item if you cannot collect yourself. Any parcels received after 2 weeks following your departure will be returned to the sender and parcels being delivered via courier will not be accepted at the Administration Office.
No, but you’ll have the facilities you need to cook for yourself. There are a number of cooking groups that you might be interested in joining. Or if cooking’s not your thing, you can purchase freshly-prepared meals at the Halls Café (Clayton only).
For starters, you'll be surrounded by a group of young people from around the world, all looking to make new friendships. It’s super convenient too - you'll generally be walking distance from your classes. You'll be comfortable, safe and secure. There's loads of support. And it's heaps of fun - with dozens of activities like movie nights, cultural events, team challenges and charity initiatives.
To get the full picture, we suggest you have a good read through Living on Campus.
Accommodation provided is offered on the condition that you remain a full-time student throughout the year. If you have completed your studies, you may be required to vacate your room. You can request to remain on-campus by writing to the Director MRS with your reasons as to why you wish to remain at MRS. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified accordingly.
If you are required to vacate or depart during your residency contract, you are required to complete a departure form either online or in person. Forms may be obtained from the Administration Office.
To assist in finding a replacement for your room and reduce any financial hardship you may experience, the MRS Admissions Office requires as much notice as possible of your intended departure date.
We understand that living and studying away from your home country can be an exciting, but also challenging experience. At MRS, you'll receive the support you need to settle in properly. Plus, a large number of our residents are international students, so you won't be alone.
You should apply for the campus of your first course preference. If it turns out that you don't get into that course, just get in touch with us and we'll be able to update your campus preference on your application.
Places do come up close to the start of semester, and even into the first few weeks of semester, so it's possible you'll get a place. But it's a good idea to keep in touch with the Administration Office.
While most of our accommodation facilities are mixed, there is an option for single-gender areas within an accommodation building. Please specify this requirement when completing your online application.