Cowper Street Apartments are located a short walk from UNSW in the suburb of Randwick, surrounded by beautifully landscaped lush, green gardens.

Located next to Randwick Racecourse and approximately 1.5 kilometres from UNSW, Cowper Street is the perfect fit for students that are keen to live close to campus, but not right next to the lecture block!

Built in 1994, there are 37 five bedroom apartments, with an average room size of approximately 10 to 12 square metres.

You’ll live like a true Sydney-sider surrounded by local shops, the racecourse and heaps more. 

Live like a local at Cowper Street!

  • Shared living experience

  • Located in Randwick

  • Self-catered

Cowper Street isn’t like a typical university style accommodation. Living here feels more like living in the suburbs of Sydney, just like any other local Australian.

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Aditi Taunk

PhD Student


  • 37 apartments
  • Average room size 10 to 12 square metres
  • 31 week occupancy
  • Self-catered
  • Wi-Fi, electricity, gas and water included
  • Cleaning of common areas only
  • 24-hour campus security
  • Large student lounge
  • Large outdoor area
  • Shared coin operated laundry facilities.

Each room is furnished with a bed, chair, desk and wardrobe. You share the common areas - kitchen, living room and bathroom with your fellow residents. There’s a sofa in the living room and the kitchen has a microwave, oven and fridge, but you’ll need to bring your own cutlery and pots and pans if you plan to do any cooking.

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Room Types & Fees

Room type
Contract Period1
Weekly Rate2
5 Bedroom Apartment
31 weeks
  1. Some colleges and apartments offer flexible contract period. Please contact Student Accommodation office to confirm contract options.
  2. Weekly rates are for 2023 and are expected to change each year. Rates shown are for full year contracts. Unfortunately, Single term contracts are currently not available due to high occupancy numbers. Please contact Student Accommodation office for more details.

The contract period is from 19 May 2023 to 11 December 2023.


Aditi Taunk


I’m a research student, currently in my third year at the School of Chemistry and I moved to Australia from Mumbai, India in mid-2013.

For the first few months of living here, I stayed with relatives and had to endure a pretty long commute to UNSW every day, so when I finally made the decision to live on campus at Cowper Street, I was able to save a lot of time and energy! I’ve met heaps of wonderful people from lots of different backgrounds from all around the world and my flatmates are some of the best people I’ve met.

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Li Quan


I’m an international student from China studying information technology (masters). After receiving an offer to study at UNSW, the tough part was finding a place to live.

Coming from another country, I didn’t know much about the reliability of private rental providers, so making the decision to book a university apartment was an easy decision. After arriving, I found Cowper Street to be satisfying in nearly every way and I’ve decided to stay on while I continue my studies.

What are you studying?

IT (Masters).

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