Study Abroad at the University of Melbourne with Arcadia University

University of Melbourne Housing Information

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Arcadia University's priority is to accommodate you in a place that will support your studies and enable you to experience the local culture. Whenever possible, Arcadia strives to accommodate you with local students.

Accommodation at residential colleges at the University of Melbourne is very competitive. A limited number of spaces are available for Arcadia students. Students applying to live in a residential college should do so with the goal of becoming a part of the residential college community, as social involvement is key to a successful semester and is expected of all residents.

Residential Colleges

University College

University College is located on the corner of College Crescent and houses a diverse student population in a close-knit environment. The college houses 175 students in single and twin-share rooms and are assigned a mandatory meal plan. Students may request single rooms, but allocations cannot be guaranteed. Students housed at University College will be charged an additional fee. Please see program fee notes for more information.


Student Apartments

Arcadia University Melbourne Center

Located in the St. Kilda suburb of Melbourne, on bus and nearby tram routes, the Center is about a 30-minute commute from the University of Melbourne and about 20 from the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, allowing close proximity to Melbourne's Central Business District and Arts Precinct. St. Kilda is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Melbourne, famous for its beach, theaters and festivals. The area is very popular for students, young professionals, artists and tourists due to its location and cultural resources. Fabulous restaurants, cafes and shops are all within easy walking distance of the accommodation. Arcadia's administrative offices are also located in the Center, and our friendly, enthusiastic staff plans programming that involves students in the surrounding community and in the cultural life of greater Melbourne.

The core house and grounds preserve a large family residence in a conservation district, part of Melbourne's early 20th century expansion from downtown-based to beach-side communities. The student rooms supplied with linen and wireless internet have their own sinks, desks and wardrobes, and share shower rooms and toilets over two floors. The self-catering facility has a large modern kitchen where students prepare their own meals, along with a dining and meeting room, laundry facilities, study room and lounge. There is also a welcoming outdoor space for students to enjoy during the semester.

Student FAQ’s for the Melbourne Center

Are there private bathrooms in each room?
Bedrooms have sinks, with shared bathroom facilities on each floor.

Do I have to bring my own kitchen supplies?
The kitchen is fully equipped and complete with cookware and flatware.

Will I need to bring my own linens and towels?
All students are provided a linen pack and towels upon arrival.

Will internet access be available?
Wireless internet access is available.