Monash Residential Services: accommodation for international students
Settling into the university way of life can be daunting, especially when you are moving around the globe! For everyone heading to Monash University, living on-campus with Monash Residential Services (MRS) means being supported, being safe and being part of an inclusive, vibrant and diverse community, full of social, leadership and development opportunities.
The Residential Support Team is available 24/7 to provide support, engagement and development for all residents and engage them in academic, social and recreational activities.
Every residence has a long list of activities to help students make new friends, stay connected in their new home, form study groups and achieve their academic outcomes. With a cohort of residents from more than 50 different countries, residents have the opportunity to form friendships from around the world.
Everyone at MRS lives in a community supported by a Resident Advisor (RA), senior students who are pivotal to the MRS experience. These smaller communities within each residence allow students to connect with those who live close by, often supporting the main objective of all students – academic growth. If you are a first-year Monash Medical School student, it is pretty handy to have a fourth-year medicine student living next door. It is an integral part of the MRS support system for more experienced students to offer newer students a helping hand.
Large spaces for recreation and group study, as well as communal kitchens and laundry facilities are available, together with plenty of green spaces outside to unwind and have fun.
To ensure safety, all entrances to buildings are secured and only residents and staff have access. Security personnel patrol the accommodation precinct and are available 24/7 for assistance. That includes getting someone to escort students to their residence when returning late from campus if needed.
Applications for Monash University accommodation are open for students starting in early 2017. It’s important to apply for accommodation early, as applications are processed on a first-in, first-served basis. There is no application fee and prospective residents are not required to accept an offer of accommodation until after they have received their Monash University offer.