Postgraduate accommodation

The Australian National University has a strong and vibrant postgraduate community.  These students are either housed in specialised postgraduate residences or in  our other residences where there is a balanced mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

As demand is typically high for our specialised postgraduate residences, and in order to maximise your opportunity to live at one of these Residences, you should apply by the application timelines and key dates.  We will make every effort to offer you a place in one of our postgraduate communities. To apply for postgraduate accommodation, go directly to the Accommodation Services Portal.  More information can be found at how to apply for accommodation.

When we select residents for our specialised postgraduate communities we consider the following parameters:

  • a balanced demographic and gender mix
  • an even split across domestic, regional, remote, interstate and international students
  • diversity in the range of countries international students are from
  • the range of postgraduate programs the students are studying

A number of postgraduate accommodation locations also accept more mature undergraduate students however they do have a higher proportion of postgraduate students.  Some of our residences are listed as postgraduate, but they only take a small number of postgraduate students.  You can find out more information about our residences, including taking a 3D tour of our student residences.

Some students do miss out on our specialised posgraduate residences.  It is important to note that all applications are considered equally and we do not offer on a first come first served selection process. 

The University is building more accommodation which will assist postgraduate students with more beds coming online in 2023.  This is an ongoing commitment from the Universtiy.