Students at UNSW have a number of accommodation options available to them. These range from on and off-campus university accommodation to private housing options.
UNSW Residential Communities guarantees accommodation to Study Abroad and Exchange students if you apply before the deadlines. Information will be emailed to you after your acceptance.
UNSW on and off-campus accommodation
With six residential colleges, seven self-catered apartment buildings and multiple affiliated communities, UNSW offers a wide range of on and off-campus accommodation options. Living in university accommodation means you can enjoy the benefits of living on or close to campus with greater security, social opportunities, easy access to university facilities, and the convenience of moving directly into fully furnished accommodation. www.rc.unsw.edu.au
Residential colleges provide a choice of full board, partly catered and self-catered style accommodation. Residential Colleges also offer a range of gender options including male only, female only, and mixed male and female accommodation. Dietary requirements like Halal, Kosher and vegetarian can be catered for.
UNSW apartments are independent, apartment-style accommodation for undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and families with children. All apartments come furnished and include a kitchen and bathroom. Apartments can vary in cost depending on the number of rooms, condition and location.
Private accommodation options
From apartments to houses, private accommodation options give students the chance to experience an independent lifestyle, with complete control over expenses, housemates and location.
There are lots of properties available for rent in the suburbs surrounding the University. Costs vary according to the number of bedrooms, condition and location. When renting, you can expect to sign a six or 12-month lease and pay rent in advance, plus a refundable security deposit called a ‘bond’. Most rental properties are unfurnished and additional costs like electricity, gas and telephone are not included.