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How to apply and fees

IHD has a range of rooms, fees and contract lengths to suit your needs. Make sure you check out the Rooms and Rates page before you start your application. Availability is limited during semester time, so advanced bookings are recommended.

Before submitting an application for accommodation at IHD, please review the following information:

Long Term Fees
Application fee: $50 Payable for new applicants
Bond: $756 - $1,310 Four (4) weeks rent, depends on room type
Academic year: $7,182 - $12,445 Depends on room type
Weekly rent: Single Standard Room
Apartment Single Standard Room
Large Single Room
Large Single Room with ensuite
Additional occupant: $100 extra per week Available for large rooms only

A 5% discount is applicable for full semester payments made prior to the following payment dates:

  • Monday, 29 January 2018 for Semester 1, 2018; and
  • Monday, 18 June 2018 for Semester 2, 2018.

Click here to find out what's included when you live at IHD. 

Assessment criteria

Applicants are required to meet and continue to comply with the following criteria:

  1. Maintaining good academic standing and course progression with a minimum enrolment of two internal units per semester at CDU or a partner institution;
  2. Ability to assimilate harmoniously in a multicultural community environment;
  3. Willingness to participate and be involved in the residential community at IHD;
  4. Compliance with the Student Residences Code of Conduct, the Charles Darwin University (Student Residences) By-lawsIHD Resident Handbook, Long-term Terms and Conditions of Residency, Short-term Terms and Conditions of Residency and all other relevant governing documents of the University; and
  5. Ability to pay a four-week bond and maintain an ongoing financial commitment.

Where residents reside at IHD on the basis that they are a committed couple, at least one member of the partnership must meet the above enrolment requirement. Failure to remain enrolled will jeopardise the residency of both members of the couple. Both members of the couple must also adhere to conditions one through four above.

Applicants may be required to prove their suitability to be housed at IHD and this may include an interview.

All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of residence unless prior approval is granted by management. To apply for underage residence please complete the parental consent form.

Contract Dates

IHD offers cheaper accommodation for residents who make the commitment to book for a full academic year. These contract dates and fees are fixed.

Accommodation contract dates are fixed and include orientation as a minimum:

  • Long-term contract: 12 February - 5 November 2018
  • Semester 2, 2017 contract: 2 July - 5 November 2018

Only students studying for one semester will be permitted to apply for a single semester contract. Single semester applicants will need to justify this in the special requirements area located in the 'Confirm Completion of Application' section when applying or via email to the IHD Office. Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Terms and Conditions of Residency

All residents must read and agree to all of the following:

Short-term stays

Guest apartments are available at IHD for visiting CDU staff and guests of CDU, or staff of partner organisations. The accommodation is not intended for regular student use but may be used by parents visiting students residing at IHD.

Application forms for IHD's Guest Apartments and applications for short-term student stays can be found here. 

Group bookings

To register a group of visiting students enrolled in courses at CDU or partner institutions please complete the Group Accommodation Application and submit the application to our Guest Services Officer

To register a group of visiting professionals please complete the Guest Apartments Group Accommodation Application and submit the application to our Guest Services Officer


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