How to apply

Thank you for your interest!

We welcome applications to Australian and international students who have turned 18 years old once they commence living at Mandelbaum House.

Applications and interviews for semester two 2024 are currently open, with limited spots available.

We are accepting applications for 2025 and interviews will commence in August.

To apply, please complete the following:

  1. Complete an online application form.
  2. Arrange one referee to 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 or zoom.

How to confirm your place

If your interview is successful, we’ll email you a Letter of Offer and a residential agreement. The Letter of Offer will outline the time-frame for completing this process.

To confirm your place:

  1. Return your signed Residency Agreement to
  2. Fill in the New Resident Family Details Form 
  3. Pay the security bond $1500 and registration fee $365. (NB 2023 fees, may increase)
  4. *Email a copy of your vaccination certificate to

*Please note, all residents need to have received primary vaccination against Covid-19 in accordance to ATAGI guidelines and will email a vaccination certificate when accepting an Offer of Residence. 


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