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. 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

  • Alcohol free college

  • Catered meals

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
  • QR operated and cashless 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 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 3 February to 11 December 2023.


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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Sakshi Talaulikar

Deputy Dean

Hi, I'm Sakshi, your Deputy Dean for 2023! Just like all of you, I studied at UNSW myself, doing a double Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and Commerce. This year, I'll be around to help guide you through your college and university life, providing pastoral care, academic support, and additional advice and resources as needed.

In my spare time you might find me reading, relaxing, or heading to the gym. I'm super excited to meet everyone and can't wait for a great 2023 together!



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