Fig Tree Hall is a strong and unique family-like community, built on the foundations of respect and inclusivity amongst its hugely diverse student population. The college provides a multifaceted educational experience where students can learn about each other’s different backgrounds and belong to a community that values various academic, social, and cultural pursuits.

Fig Tree Hall is a college for domestic and international students from Australia and all corners of the globe, from many different backgrounds and varying faiths. Whilst Fig Tree Hall is a diverse community, there are no barriers in forming lifelong friendships.

Fig Tree offers a balance of social and academic life in a safe, inclusive, multicultural environment. Being respectful of a multitude of faiths, it is alcohol free (dry) and offers female or male floors only as well as mixed gender floors. As for all other colleges, dietary needs such as vegetarian and halal are catered for. It sets the benchmark for a college of its kind in Australia.

  • 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.

As an international student from Dubai, I could not have been more excited to meet the diverse and inclusive community that is FTH. I met brilliant mates who valued my wellbeing, with a common willingness to get out there and become a better you.

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Zainal Ahamath

Resident at Fig Tree Hall, Faculty of Engineering


  • 158 rooms
  • Average room size 10 to 12 square metres
  • 44 week occupancy
  • Option to live on mixed gender or 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
  • Large common room adjacent to landscaped gardens
  • Rooftop terrace with outdoor BBQ facilities
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • Regular support from college staff
  • Leadership and networking opportunities


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 2021 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 5 February to 11 December 2021.


Rasheed Khan


As an international student from Pakistan, I understand through my own experience that adjusting to life in a foreign land, creating new social support network and navigating a different academic system can be quite challenging. I was a student at the University Hall in 2014, and quickly realised how much I value what collegiate life has to offer to students in similar situation. Wanting to give back, I took up staff roles within the community (as a Resident Fellow and Deputy Dean).

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Olivia Inwood

Deputy Dean

I grew up on a farm near Forbes, NSW and attended the local public school in my town. As an undergraduate, I was fortunate enough to receive a UNSW Equity Scholarship and Academic Achievement for Rural Students Scholarship so that I could attend UNSW and afford life in Sydney. I commenced my studies at UNSW in 2014 and was one of the first students to live at Fig Tree Hall!

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