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Thank you for your interest in applying to become a resident at Mandelbaum House. Applications for 2017 are now open. 

Newsflash: we have just had a new opening for a room for semester two (from now until 20 November 2016). Please contact our office now if you are interested- or call 9692 5200. 

How to apply

The application process is:

  1. Complete an online application form.
  2. Arrange for two referees to each complete an online referee report.
  3. Pay the $100 application fee.

Once we have received all of that, we will email you to arrange an interview. The CEO reviews all applications and interviews prospective residents before an offer is made. Interviews are in person at the college if possible, or by telephone if not.

We accept applications throughout the year. It’s best to apply to us before you receive your offer letter from the University of Sydney, as we may be full by that stage.

How to confirm your place

If your interview is successful, we’ll email you a letter of offer and a residential agreement.

To confirm your place:

  1. Return your signed Residency Agreement.
  2. Fill in the New Resident Family Details Form.
  3. Pay the security bond ($1000) and registration fee ($255). Please note, these fees may be adjusted for 2017. 

The letter of offer will outline the time-frame for completing this process.

Application form

Please fill in and submit the online application form to apply for a place at Mandelbaum House in 2017, 2018 or 2019. Year *...

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Referee form

Applicants are required to contact two people who will serve as their referee. A referee may be a school principal, employer, teacher, religious...

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Resident fees

The fees for 2017 will be released in late November. Please use the following 2016 fees as a guide. Monday 11 July - Sunday...

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New resident family form

This form is for students who have been offered a place as a new resident at Mandelbaum House. You will be referred to...

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Handbook & policies

Residents’ Handbook The Residents’ Handbook provides an in-depth understanding of our college. If you have been accepted as a resident for 2016 you...

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Mandelbaum House scholarships We offer scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. These range from 1/4 to 1/2 scholarships. The number of...

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