How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications for on-campus residency are lodged and managed through the JCU Accommodation Service.

JCU processes applications for the first semester (Study Period 1) intake from 1st September of the preceding year, and from 1st May each year for the second semester (Study Period 2) intake, and applications open one month prior to this. Please check the Accommodation Housing Portal for key dates.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend you submit your application early and provide plenty of information about yourself, including your interests, community involvement, reason for choice, and any special considerations we should know about.

Australian students must also provide:

  1. A copy of their latest academic results (e.g. Year 12 Exit Statement, semester/progress report or academic transcript), and
  2. Two written references. Suitable referees include teachers, lecturers, employers, rental agencies / landlords / boarding house managers, as well as personal character references.

Once you’ve submitted an application, you can check its progress online at anytime, using your entry ID and password to login (these details will be emailed to you when you submit an application).