Applying to live on campus in UNSW owned and operated colleges or apartments is made via our online resident portal. We recommend you apply early, even before your high school or university results are finalised as places fill up fast.
Applications are now open for 2022!
Click here to access the online Resident Portal and start your application.
Complete your application online
Occasionally, there can be problems with the system due to routine maintenance. Please try at a later time. If you’re still experiencing problems, email the UNSW Student Accommodation office and give as much information as possible about the problem.
Select your preferences
You can nominate up to 4 accommodation preferences in your order of preference. Every effort is made to give you your first preference, but placement depends on availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Please make sure you only select preferences you’re willing to accept.
Upload supporting documents
If you’re applying for Basser, Goldstein, Philip Baxter, Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall or UNSW Hall it is encouraged to complete and upload the Referee Form. The reference must be from a Teacher, Professional, or Work Referee. You may still choose to attach additional references and academic transcripts/reports.
The application fee has been waived for 2022.
If you applied for Basser, Goldstein, Philip Baxter, Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall or UNSW Hall, you will be required to attend an interview either over the phone or in person.
Offer of accommodation
The first round of offers are usually emailed in October of the year prior to commencement. Offers are made on a rolling basis until a College or Apartment is full. You might receive an offer after your course starts.
Accept your offer
In order to accept your offer, you’ll be required to make a payment of $1000AUD fee in advance. This fee will be subtracted from your final payments at the end of your licence agreement (provided your room is left clean and there is no damages to your room at the time of check out).
What if I pay the $1000AUD, but don't receive an offer to study at UNSW?
If you do not receive an offer to study at UNSW, inform us in writing along with one of the following documentation:
- Letter from Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) showing that your preference of UNSW was not offered.
- Letter from UNSW The Nucleus: Student Hub or Faculty Course Co-ordinator advising that you will not be offered a place or you were unsuccessful in your application.
- Letter from UNSW Admissions advising that you will not be offered a place.
What if I pay the $1000AUD, receive an offer to study at UNSW, but decide to decline the offer?
For applicants in 2022, if you receive an offer to study at UNSW and decline that offer, the $1000AUD fee in advance is refundable.
What happens to my fee in advance payment if my VISA application is denied?
If your VISA application is denied, inform us in writing along with one of the following documentation:
- Letter confirming VISA application was denied
- Letter confirming VISA application was delayed and will not be processed in time for your enrolment or contract start date
Living on campus is so great because you can easily come back to your room to relax or study between classes.