University House


University House is the first graduate accommodation on the ANU campus and is now part of the University and Graduate Houses community. We have over 60 graduate students from 20+ countries who form a thriving and supportive community of scholars pursuing postgraduate research or coursework degrees. University House provides a quiet environment in which residents are encouraged to participate in the academic and social life of a graduate community, but also able to live and work independently and without being disturbed by others.

On Monday 20 January 2020, Canberra experienced a destructive hailstorm which resulted in extensive building damage at the ANU Acton campus, with many buildings impacted, including University House. The storm and rain damaged the roof, electrical circuits, and disabled the fire system of University House. Many areas, including the student rooms, suffered hail or water damage.

As a result of the hailstorm, the University House student community has moved and are they are now living an other on-campus Residences until the House is repaired.  GIven this, University House is not able to accept new applications. Students who wish to join to the University House community are encouraged to apply to Graduate House as their first accommodation preference when making an application.


University House


The residents represent a truly international community, with residents from many countries studying in a wide variety of academic disciplines. University House is part of the Graduate House community with residents entitled and encouraged to participate in almost all academic activities arranged by the Houses as part of their residency. We do hope you will take advantage of those activities and of all the amenities the two Houses have to offer you.

2021 Costs

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From $295.00 per week, for up to 52 weeks.

Not covered by National Rent Affordability Scheme.


Registration fee: $300.00

Refundable deposit: $500.00

  • Phone & internet connection - included
  • Data - included
  • Laundry facilities - included
  • Personal accident insurance - included
  • Resident Committee Fee - included
  • House Dinner, one per week - included

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Types of rooms

Single accommodation is offered for research students in 58 of the 61 student rooms located on the first and second floors of the South and Garden Wings of University House.

The remaining three student rooms in the Garden Wing are double rooms (double bed and separate study area) and are available for postgraduate students and their spouse/partner.

There are shared bathrooms on each floor and a kitchen on the second floor of both wings. A furnished Common Room is located on the first floor of the South Wing and the second floor of the Garden Wing.

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