The Application Process


Visit the College

The best way to know if we’re the right fit for you is to visit us for a tour. This is your chance to experience our facilities up close, sample our catering and speak with our team about what life in a residential college is really like. Alternatively, you can include a tour when you visit us for an interview, and can request this in the online application.

Complete an Online Application

Here we’ll ask some basic questions about you, such as where you live, which school you attend or attended, and what you’re hoping to study or currently studying at Monash University. You’ll also book an interview here, and pay an application fee of $50. This process will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Attend an Interview

Living at Mannix means embracing the community and contributing to the life of the College. The interview is a chance to find out why you’d like to live at Mannix and how you feel you can contribute to the community. The Principal will also take this opportunity to outline our expectations, community standards and the College ethos.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply?

The short answer is now.

If you’re considering studying at Monash University we suggest you apply to live at Mannix as soon as possible. If you end up taking a different path, the most you will lose is the $50 application fee.

How do I prepare for the interview?

Once you have booked an interview you will receive an email outlining the College ethos, your thoughts and reflections on which the Principal will be interested in during your interview.

It would also be great to hear about any leadership roles you have undertaken; involvement in community service or other projects; study abroad programs; academic and personal achievements; sports you may play; musical and art abilities; and your hobbies and interests, and of course, why you’d like to live at Mannix.

If you have any questions for us, the interview is a great time to ask.

There is no specific dress-code – smart casual is more than fine.

Can I defer my offer?

Yes – you can defer an offer to live at Mannix for 12 months.

When do applications close?

We want everyone who would like to live at Mannix to have the opportunity to apply, so we generally keep applications open.

If you submit an application after we have started sending out offers in January, keep in mind you may automatically wait-listed, so if you can, apply as soon as possible.

When are offers made?

We make our offers in line with VTAC’s offer timeline. Therefore our 1st round of offers will be made from the 18th December 2019.

If you have already received an offer to study at Monash, or are currently enrolled, you will be considered for an offer in this first round.

Our next round of offers will be made on Monday 3rd February 2020.

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