Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Prospective residents must complete and submit to the College an online application form (with a digital passport-style photograph)

Am I eligible?

Kathleen Lumley College is the postgraduate college of the University of Adelaide. Students of other universities are nevertheless welcome to apply. We consider applications from prospective PhD, Masters, or Honours students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and visiting academics.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Students will be required to sign a residency agreement for the duration of their stay, irrespective of length. This is so that the College may ensure room occupancy.

Can I choose my room?

Rooms are allocated upon availability. Although we try to accommodate preferences on arrival, we cannot make any guarantee. If you wish to move to another room upon arrival we will place your name on our moving list to move as soon as your preference becomes available.

Is my room cleaned?

Rooms are cleaned once per fortnight.

Does the College provide internet?

Unlimited wireless internet connection is offered free of charge with computer suites available for those with no wireless capability.

Do rooms have kitchen facilities?

No cooking is to be done in rooms. Shared kitchens are available for communal use.

How far is the College from University campuses?

The College is situated approximately 15 minutes walk from the University of Adelaide (City campus), 30 minutes walk from Carnegie Mellon University (Adelaide City campuses) and 30 minutes walk from UniSA (City West campus).

Bus and train timetables may be found at:

How do I pay?

The College only accepts payment by cash or internet transfer (bank account details to be provided upon request – all transfers to be made in Australian dollars).

Are all options catered for?

All categories include catering Monday to Friday for breakfast and dinner. There is no catering on weekends or public holidays.

Is there a vegetarian option?

A vegetarian option is always available.