Colombo House is a hybrid between a traditional college and apartment style of living. You’ll have the independence and freedom to cook your own meals and clean your own room but still be part of a strong collegiate community with lots of events and activities throughout the year.

From regular BBQs, movie, trivia and talent nights, social sporting opportunities, food fairs, cultural performances, cooking classes, as well as regular outings exploring everything Sydney has to offer, Colombo House has built a strong sense of community among its residents.

With over 35 nationalities represented from all corners of the globe, Colombo House is a thriving multicultural community with a focus on celebrating our cultural diversity through events and activities. In fact, the Colombo International Food Festival is one of the most delicious events of the year!

You’ll quickly become part of the family at Colombo.

  • Self catered, the freedom to cook your own food

  • Independence and privacy to clean your own room

  • Culturally diverse with a range of events to choose from

Student support

You’ll be supported by an on-site team comprising of the Dean, Deputy Dean and a team of Senior Student Volunteers (RAs). Every floor has an RA, and it’s their job to provide pastoral support and ensure each and every resident is looked after.

‘Colombuddy’ is a mentoring program partnering new residents with a returning resident, helping you get settled into college life, the University and the local area.

Academically, we run peer led study groups to support students adjust to the academic requirements of university study - in addition, we also run shared study sessions run along with wellbeing programs coordinated by our Wellbeing Officer, helping to make the transition from high school to university a smooth one.

A truly international college full of fun, friendly people and lots of activities to always keep you busy.

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Loong Bong

Chemical Engineering


  • 242 rooms
  • Average room size 10 to 12 square metres
  • 52 week occupancy
  • Fully furnished
  • Private bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi, electricity, gas and water included
  • Cleaning of common areas only
  • Self-catered with large kitchens and cooking facilities
  • 24-hour campus security
  • Social and group study rooms on each floor
  • Large common room adjacent to a private outdoor courtyard
  • Rooftop terrace with outdoor BBQ facilities
  • QR operated and cashless laundry facilities


Room Types & Fees

Room type
Contract Period1
Weekly Rate2
52 weeks
  1. Single term contracts are currently not available due to high occupancy numbers, please contact office for more details.
  2. Weekly rates are for 2024 and are expected to change each year. Rates shown are for full year contracts only.

The contract period is from 1 February 2024 to 27 January 2025.


Michael Patoka


Having completed my Masters degree at UNSW in Masters of Commerce, helping to open and establish Colombo House from our inaugural year in 2014, has always felt like being at home! As the Dean, it gives me great privilege to welcome new residents to the College and watch them on their journey through their studies. Looking after Colombo we have created many warm traditions and the college continues to create new and exciting initiatives through our leadership and volunteer opportunities. 

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