Fig Tree Hall is a strong and unique family-like community, built on the foundations of respect and tolerance amongst its hugely diverse student population.

Fig Tree Hall is an international college and students come from all corners of the globe, from many different backgrounds and varying faiths. Being respectful of a multitude of faiths it is alcohol free (dry) and offers female or male floors only as well as mixed floors. As for all colleges dietary needs such as vegetarian and halal are catered for. It sets the benchmark for a college of its kind in Australia.

It’s a college that respects and promotes diversity at its very core.

Fig Tree Hall offers a global network with a local feel.

  • Culturally progressive

  • Female, male and mixed floors

  • Alcohol free college

Student support

You’ll be supported by an on-site team comprising of the Dean, Deputy Dean and a team of Resident Fellows (or RFs). Every floor has an RF, and their job is to provide academic guidance and pastoral support and ensure each and every resident is looked after.

Academically, you’ll also be supported by a college-wide tutorial program. Aimed at first year undergraduate students, the program offers mentoring in most academic fields. You can also attend study skills seminars, helping you make the transition from high school to university a smooth one.

My greatest happiness is in supporting our residents and seeing them develop into globally-minded individuals. I love that Fig Tree Hall is a culturally diverse community of kind and respectful residents who are always willing to help each other out.

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Olivia Inwood

Resident Fellow at Fig Tree Hall


  • 158 rooms
  • Average room size 10 to 12 square metres
  • 44 week occupancy
  • Gender segregated floors
  • Fully furnished
  • Private bathrooms
  • All meals provided
  • Wi-Fi, electricity, gas and water included
  • Cleaning of rooms fortnightly
  • 24-hour campus security
  • Social and group study rooms on each floor
  • Prayer/contemplation rooms on each floor
  • Large common room adjacent to landscaped gardens
  • Rooftop terrace with outdoor BBQ facilities
  • Coin operated laundry facilities


Room Types & Fees

Room type
Contract Period1
Weekly Rate2
44 weeks
  1. Some colleges offer flexible contract period. Please contact each individual college to confirm their contract options.
  2. Weekly rates are for 2020 and are expected to change each year. Rates shown are for full year contracts. Single term contracts, if available, might incur a higher weekly charge. Please contact provider for details.

The contract period is from 7 February to 15 December 2020.


Rasheed Khan


I am a third year PhD student from Pakistan. Having been through the experience myself, I understand that adjusting to life in a new country and a different academic system can be quite challenging. I wanted to help others in similar situation, so I joined the residential staff team at UNSW Hall in 2014 as Resident Fellow. I was appointed the Deputy Dean in 2015 and In 2016 I was appointed the Dean of Fig Tree Hall.

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Stuart Maclaine


Having completed my undergraduate degrees at UNSW in Chemical Engineering (Honours) and Arts (French and History), working in Colombo House feels like being at home! As the Dean, I now get the honour of watching our current residents progress through their studies and achieve great things in their respective fields whilst they also enjoy the great benefits of living in a UNSW College! My previous 4yrs in the UNSW Colleges has meant many of the residents I started with are now out in the world living the values and using the skills they learnt here.

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