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Resident fees

Semester One 2019 Fees
Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday 14 July 2019 (21 weeks)
Application fee $100
Registration fee $350
Orientation Week including t-shirt To be advised
Security deposit, room and key bond (conditionally refundable)* $1200
Semester fee for single bedroom (21 weeks) $11, 995
Semester fee for studio room (21 weeks) $15,402
Resident society fee (per semester) $100

All the above fees are non-refundable unless otherwise stated.

*Wholly or partly refundable on departure if conditions are met. Not refundable if you accept an offer from Mandelbaum House but withdraw to live in other accommodation in Sydney or if you breach applicable contract conditions.

How to pay

For payment methods, please click 2019 Fees


Our residential packages cover all living expenses, including some you might not have thought of yet- such as unlimited WiFi, so you can budget confidently and avoid shocks and hidden costs.

What you’re not paying for is also important. Our fees are only for one or two semesters (21 or 42 weeks) of the University of Sydney year, so you don’t end up paying for vacation weeks when you’re back at home or travelling over the summer break. Commercial student accommodation providers and private rental arrangements generally oblige you to sign a 52-week contract.

The semester fees cover:

  • Private, fully furnished modern bedroom including sink, linen, heater and fan
  • Orientation week for semester one (including accommodation, meals and activities)
  • Eighteen meals per week during the academic semester (17 weeks) and breakfast during the winter break (3 weeks) and end of year (1 week).
  • Unlimited free WiFi of unfiltered with 20Mbps speeds guaranteed through private provider BigAir Community Broadband during the academic year
  • Utilities including electricity, gas and water
  • Cleaning including weekly room service
  • Weekly linen wash
  • Facilities including library, games room (pool table, cable TV and wii), lounge room (piano, table tennis and data projector) and kitchenettes
  • Membership of the University of Sydney Union, with access to all university clubs and societies and discounts on and off campus
  • Nightly snacks during the study vacation and exam period.
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