We are delighted you would like to join our community.

Mannix is a popular option for students who want a transformative accommodation experience and places are awarded on a first-in, first-served basis with consideration given to the applicant’s suitability for college life as per the Selection Criteria.

Each year the number of applications for a place at Mannix exceeds the available places. You are encouraged to apply for a College place as early as possible.

If you are interested in joining the Mannix community, please contact Tamra Keating(tamra.keating@monash.edu) or 99050942

as we have residential positions available currently. 

Accommodation Options

Mannix offers different accommodation options and durations depending on your student type so please take a moment to check out the table below to see what you are eligible to enjoy with us. Details of how to apply for each accommodation option are provided on this page.

Student TypeLength of StayAccommodation Options
Domestic Undergraduate2 semestersResidential Floors
International Undergraduate1 semester or lessGryphon House
International Undergraduate2 semestersResidential Floors
Domestic Postgraduate2 semestersGryphon House
International Postgraduate1 semester or lessGryphon House
International Postgraduate2 semestersGryphon House
Study Abroad / Exchange1 semester or lessGryphon House
Study Abroad / Exchange2 semestersResidential Floors

Residential Floors


Mannix welcomes applications from Undergraduate Domestic and International students who intend to or are currently enrolled in a full-time, on-campus degree at Bachelor level or higher at Monash University. These students are accommodated in our Residential Floors for a minimum of two semesters (on our standard 39 week contract)

For Undergraduate International students seeking a one semester contract, please see Gryphon House below.

You can apply before you have received a study offer from the University, but you will need to provide evidence of your enrolment at Monash University prior to moving in and signing a residency agreement.

Selection Criteria

Mannix has a merit-based selection process, with applications assessed against the following criteria:

  • Academic merit, and commitment and capability to succeed at university
  • Personal character
  • Leadership potential
  • Community service
  • Involvement in cultural, sporting, artistic and other co-curricular activities

Application Process

The application process consists of 4 steps – prepare, apply, interview and outcome. Applications for 2023 open on 2 August 2022.

Step 1: Prepare

In order for your application to be accepted, you will be required to provide the following supporting documentation:

  • A profile photo (headshot for identification) in either JPEG or PNG.
  • Your most recent school report [PDF]. If you are currently in Year 12, this can be your Year 11 report.
  • Your ATAR and high school transcript (if you have completed high school) [PDF]
  • All transcripts from any university study you have undertaken, if any [PDF]
  • An academic and character reference [download template] [PDF]

Examples of acceptable referees are your School Principal, School Deputy / Vice Principal, School Careers Advisor, School Counsellor or School Teacher.

Your referee can use the above templates linked above or provide a reference on a school or business letterhead. Your referee may prefer to send their reference confidentially to the College which we will happily receive and attach to your application. Referees can email their reference to enquiries.mannix@monash.edu.

Please contact the College if you have any problems providing a reference.

Step 2: Apply

Applications are completed via our Accommodation Portal. The completion of your application will also require payment of the non-refundable application fee of $50. You will receive a confirmation email once you submit your application. If you do not receive an email, please contact the College.

Step 3: Interview

This is your opportunity to get a feel for the College, ask as many questions as you would like to, and for the Principal to understand your interests, ambitions and reasons for wanting to join our College. It’s a warm and friendly conversation and we’re looking forward to having it with you.

To prepare, have a think about:

  • what you hope to gain from a collegiate experience at Mannix;
  • how you would describe yourself, your interests or hobbies; and
  • any questions you have about College life and how we might support you during your university experience.

Interviews can be held in person at the College or via Zoom. Attending in person is often preferred as you can have a College tour too.

Step 4: Outcome

You will be advised of the outcome of your application within 7 days of your interview. You may receive a conditional offer or be placed on the waiting list.

Conditional offers of resident membership are contingent on your undertaking a full-time, on-campus study at a Bachelor degree level or higher at Monash University during your time in residence.

Accepting Your Offer

You must accept your conditional offer within 72 hours of receiving your offer email or the offer will lapse. As part of this you must pay $500 towards your Accommodation Bond which reserves your place at Mannix.

After you accept your conditional offer you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have reserved your place at Mannix. You will also unlock access to The Mannix Insider, an occasional email which will offer you glimpses of the College life that awaits you next year.

To finalise your place at Mannix, we will email you an unconditional offer on Friday, January 13, 2023 which you must accept by 11:59pm Monday, January 16 or the offer will lapse. As part of this you must pay the remaining Accommodation Bond balance of $500. If at this time you are still waiting for an offer from Monash University, let us know via enquiries.mannix@monash.edu and we can extend the offer acceptance deadline for you

Deferring Your Offer

If you choose to defer your Monash University studies you can also defer your Mannix offer. As part of this you must pay $500 towards your Accommodation Bond within 72 hours of receiving your offer email. The balance of your Accommodation Bond will be payable before you commence your residency.


Each year the number of applications for a place at Mannix exceeds available places. You are encouraged to apply for a College place as early as possible. Once we have offered all of our available accommodation places, new applicants will automatically be added to the waitlist. Students on the waitlist are encouraged to remain in contact with the College.


If you choose to withdraw your place before unconditional offers are sent please let us know so that another student may benefit from being offered your place.

What is the Accommodation Bond?

An Accommodation Bond of $1000 secures and maintains your place at Mannix and you pay it in two instalments:

  • Bond deposit of $500. This reserves your place at the time of your conditional offer. It is not refundable should you not take up your offer in 2023.
  • Bond balance of $500. This secures your place at the time of your unconditional offer.

For residents, the full Accommodation Bond is refundable at the end of the residency period if all requirements of the Residency Agreement and Conditions of Residency have been met.

“As soon as I stepped foot into Mannix College I felt at home.

I chose to become a resident at Mannix College as I wanted to experience college life where I can dine, study and get to know other students from all parts of the world! I love getting involved with the various opportunities of college life such as functions, sport, the College Play, volunteering and much more.

I love how friendly all the residents are that you can pop into anyone’s room for a chat!

Mannix has also enhanced my studies through its Tutorial Program, where I have the opportunity to gain further support with my studies.

In addition, the convenience of Mannix being located across the road from Monash University means there is no excuse to miss my lectures!”

– Sophie | Bachelor of Arts

Gryphon House

Gryphon House Residents enjoy architecturally designed modern apartments and a beautiful shared common space where you can study, relax and socialise. You will also be part of the Mannix community and can connect with our many services, supports and social opportunities.

Information for Postgraduate Students

Mannix College welcomes applications from postgraduate students enrolled in a graduate degree, or who are undertaking research or a Fellowship. Postgraduate students are accommodated in Gryphon House, which offers an independent yet supported residential experience on the doorstep of Monash University’s Clayton campus. Our postgraduate residents are keenly involved in College life, with many able to enjoy paid employment as College Tutors.

Learn more here.

Information for Study Abroad / Exchange Students

Mannix College welcomes applications from Study Abroad / Exchange students who want a one semester contract and intend to or are currently enrolled in an on-campus Bachelor degree at Monash University.

Learn more here.

What’s Included for Gryphon House Residents

Your own 23sqm room with:

– Queen bed and bedside table
– Flat-screen television
– Split cycle air conditioning
– Built-in desk, chair and shelving
– Fully equipped en-suite bathroom
– Wardrobe and drawers
– Internet access
– Smoke alarm, automatic sprinkler, locks on all doors and windows
– Iron and ironing board
– Lounge chair and coffee table

  • 20 meals per week, lovingly prepared by our College chefs and served in our Dining Hall
  • 24/7 access to the College pastoral care and security services
  • Social lounge with desktop computer and television plus kitchen area that includes a microwave, refrigerator, sink, bench space and dishwasher
  • Access to all College flagship programs and events, including tutorials, sports, Formal Dinners, and social activities, offering you plenty of opportunities to settle in, enhance your learning and make life-long friends.
  • Access to College facilities, including sports court, library, gym, study rooms, social lounges, laundry facilities, gardens and secure bike shed
  • Weekly room cleaning
  • Linen, including sheets, pillows, blankets, a duvet and towels
  • Learn more about fees here
Fees & Scholarships

Mannix offers the best all-round university living experience at Monash University. Fees are all-inclusive, giving you peace of mind.

Open Days & Tours

There are so many opportunities to discover what living at Mannix is all about. Connect with us at one of our events, or book a tour.

Moving In

As you take your first step on this exciting journey, we understand there is a lot to get your head around before university classes start.

Respectful Relationships

Mannix is committed to being a safe and vibrant community characterised by respectful relationships.