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


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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