Your Monash College life begins now!

Welcome. We want you to enjoy everything about Monash College and imagine that you have lots of questions. This website will help you prepare for your new life in Melbourne and first few weeks of class, making your Monash College experience even more enjoyable. The information provided will give you a good idea of what to expect and how to make the most of the support available. Once you’ve started class, you’ll find all of your study material on Moodle - our online learning platform. Our teachers are also very friendly and they'll be able to help answer your questions or let you know who can help you.

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Where to live

Working out where to live is an important step. It’s not something you can leave until you arrive in Melbourne!

There are four main types of accommodation. Read more about them before deciding which accommodation option is right for you.


Your age

If you will be younger than 18 when you first arrive to start at Monash College you'll need to stay in an approved accommodation for under age students. Our approved accommodation providers are suited to younger students and offer more support and security. Some of the options include Homestay, on-campus accommodation at Monash Residential Services (MRS) or approved student accommodation, such as Urbanest.

Style of living

Is space important to you? Do you like living with others and sharing meals? Do you want to meet lots of other students? Each accommodation option offers different levels of independence, interaction and support. Choose the one that best suits you.

Campus location

Finding accommodation that’s close to where you’re studying is more convenient and will help you get to class on time. If you’re based in the city or at Caulfield, off-campus student accommodation, renting or homestay will be suitable for you. If you’ll be studying at Clayton, a good option is to live in one of the on-campus accommodation options, such as Monash Residential Services (MRS). Homestay is also a great option if you want to live in an Australian household, and it's available to students studying at all three campuses.

Tip: applications for MRS open in August (for the following year) and places fill up quickly. It’s free to register and apply, so register your interest as early as possible. You’ll only need to pay a deposit if you are offered a place and you need to confirm.

Have a think, talk to friends and family, and work out what is the best choice for you. Making the right accommodation choice can make all the difference!