Can I apply for both Residential Village and Urban Community?
You are only allowed to have one application at a time. However, you will have the opportunity to list your preferences when you apply and if you are not successful in receiving your first choice, your application will be transferred for consideration to your next preference. Before you commence your application, we encourage you to choose your campus, your preferred style of accommodation (either Halls of Residence, Shared Apartments or Studios) and check out the different features of each hall which will help you in making an informed decision when selecting your preferences. It is also important to note that our Admissions Policy states that our rooms are offered on a 'first in, first served' basis so we encourage you to apply for your preferred residence as early as possible.
Do you give preference to certain groups of students?
At MRS, we give everybody the same opportunity to apply and receive an offer. As per our Admissions Policy, our rooms are offered on a 'first in, first served' basis so we encourage anyone who is interested in living with us to apply as early as possible. Admissions Policy
I want to be close to my friend, how do I put this in the application?
We understand that it can be daunting when you leave home for uni and that your friends can be a great support to you. That's why at MRS, we have an option in our application process that allows you to write your friends name as someone you would like to live close to. When applying, make sure to list your friends details in the section ''Friends Preferences''. Once received, we will do our best to assign you and your friend a room close to each other.
While most of our accommodation facilities are mixed, there is an option for single-gender areas/floors/clusters within a Hall. In all residences, everyone has their own private lockable bedroom. If it is important for you to live in a gender specific area/floor/cluster, MRS may be able to assist you. You could choose the Shared Apartments options in Clayton such as the South East Flats or the Shared Apartments at Peninsula Village. Make sure that in the 'additional preferences/requests' section of the application form you state your requirement for a single gender apartment.
At Clayton you also have the option of picking Howitt Hall where one floor is dedicated to 'Female ONLY' or Deakin Hall where the ground floor rooms are in clusters that are gender specific; again make sure you advise us of this in your application form. Alternatively, you can contact us on email@example.com and your application will be updated to reflect your preference. "
If it is important for you to have a room with an en-suite, you should consider applying for the Studio apartments. You should consider the difference in the cost of each of these options as rates do vary. In the shared Halls of Residence, there are a very limited number of en-suite rooms. These rooms are only offered at a later date once we have addressed the requirements of all our current residents so we cannot be sure that your request will be fulfilled. Another option would be the South East Flats which will give you the option to share a bathroom with only your other flatmates.
I am under age of 18 at the time of completing my application, do I need to provide any other documentation?
Yes, if you are under the age of 18 you will be sent a 'Accommodation for under 18-year-old residents at a Monash Residential Services complex' from at the time of offer which your parents/guardian and you will be required to complete.
I have submitted by application, when will I know the outcome?
Congratulations on submitting your application! Once we have assessed all applications, the offers will start being sent out. We expect that offers for returning residents will be sent out in October and for new residents starting from 21st November and continuing throughout December and January. We will keep you up to date with plenty of communication and updates on your application status throughout this period. For more information about the application progress visit https://www.monash.edu/accommodation/apply-now
Can you transfer my application to next semester/year?
If you have decided that you will not be starting your studies until Semester 2, then you can transfer your application from Semester 1 to Semester 2 very easily! Just send a quick email to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update the application for you. Once offers for Semester 2 are ready to be sent out, you will receive an email update on your application. However, applications cannot be transferred from one calendar year to another.
Am I eligible to stay in a studio apartment at Briggs Hall or Jackomos Hall?
At MRS, we embrace over 70 different nationalities. Anyone can apply for their preferred hall and it doesn't matter where you come from. Our communities offer incredible diversity of culture and nationality so you will feel at home where ever you decide to live. Some of our accommodation have specific eligibility criteria. For more information click here
How many people share bathroom and kitchen at the Halls of Residence Clayton?
Our Halls of Residence at the Residential Village Clayton Campus offers a great social environment which allows for greater peer interactions. You will share a kitchen, lounge and bathroom with other students on your floor. This number will vary by hall, but to get a better idea, please check out this quick guide!
Will MRS consider my special requests for room preferences in my application?
Of course! At MRS, we take your special requests into consideration when we are processing your application. During your application process, please add your request in the Accommodation Options section and we will do our best to meet your request. Please note that you will be limited to 50 characters - you need to be short and concise!
Are meals included in the price ? Do you provide meal plans?
At MRS, your meals are not included in the rental rates, although all of your amenities such as gas, electricity, water, internet and residential support are! We are very lucky to have a large number of eating places on campus, as well as the Halls Cafe (Clayton Campus only) so you will be spoiled for choice! Plus there are plenty of Halls events throughout the year where the residents can get free food!
What is NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme) and how does it apply to Briggs Hall and Jackomos Hall?
The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS or the Scheme) is a long term commitment by the Australian Government to invest in affordable rental housing. Monash Residential Services operates Briggs Hall and Jackomos Hall (600 Studio Apartments) under the scheme. You can apply online directly to Monash Residential Services for an apartment in Briggs Hall or Jackomos Hall, to be eligible to live in Briggs Hall and Jackomos Hall your total combined gross income for the 12 month period immediately before you move into a NRAS approved dwelling must be equal to or less than the initial income limit.