Student life

University is about so much more than books and lectures. Studying on campus is as much about joining a community of like-minded peers as it is about formal academic learning.

And when you study pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences at Monash you join a thriving and intimate community: our Parkville campus, just a few kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.

If you don’t live nearby (or in Melbourne), you can easily find accommodation within easy reach of the campus.


On-campus accommodation is not available on the Parkville campus itself, but there are lots of options if you’re a student who needs to live away from home during your studies.

Melbourne University Residential Colleges

The faculty is right next door to the University of Melbourne’s main campus, and the following Melbourne University residential colleges accept Monash Parkville students.

You can apply here.

Private accommodation

Monash Residential Services can provide advice with finding a private home or room to rent nearby.

Student life

Your uni experience begins even before you begin officially studying - in an introduction to student life we call Orientation Week. It’s a great chance to get to know the campus and all the clubs and activities available to you without lectures and tutorials distracting you at the same time.

During Orientation Week and any time throughout the year you can can get involved in campus life through:

Campus location

The Monash Parkville campus - the home of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - is just 4 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne’s CBD.

There’s a tram stop at the entrance and it’s a 15 minute ride into the city. (Travel 15 minutes in the other direction and you’ll reach the trendy cafes, bars and shops of Brunswick.) Royal Park Railway Station is also within easy walking distance and is just a few stops from city stations.

You’ll be located within Melbourne’s main medical research precinct (both the Royal Melbourne and Children’s hospitals are just down the road, while many major pharmaceutical and biomedical companies are headquartered nearby).

The campus is also surrounded by parks and gardens, including Princes Park directly across the road, with its 3 kilometre jogging and cycling track, football ovals and gardens.

Student support

Explore the many ways Monash can lend a helping hand, especially with:

If you're an international student, you have access to extra support to help you settle in and make the most of your Monash experience.