You will have the option of applying to live in a self-catered Residential College environment, or to reside in the on-campus student apartments. As you read the information below, please be sure to review the general information for Housing in Australia.
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A unique self-catered facility, Colombo House is a hybrid model between a traditional college and apartment-style living. It is ideal if you enjoy the benefits of a well-integrated collegiate community, with a sense of independence. Colombo House provides an active and engaging living environment, where residents regularly cook and dine together and are offered a diverse range of social, cultural, and sporting events. Full-time staff reside in Colombo House, providing additional personal, academic, and cultural support for students. Living in Colombo is an excellent way to meet domestic and international students, with 240 residents from over 50 countries around the world.
At Colombo House, you will be responsible for cooking your own meals in large, fully-equipped, architecturally-designed kitchens. Many students comment that the communal kitchen is where many friendships are made, dining on the delicacies of differing cultures. Colombo House is a wonderful fit for students who want their own bedroom and private bathroom, and for mature students who enjoy their independence but desire engagement in a culturally diverse student community. Linen packages are included in the housing fee.
Located on Anzac Parade and only a 5 minute walk to campus, Jacaranda Hall is student housing designed to provide a secure and comfortable living environment for students. The facility is around 30 years old, but includes many amenities required for student living. Each bedroom at Jacaranda Hall has a large study desk, ample storage space and a very comfortable king size single bed.
Students will be housed in 3-5 bedroom apartments, which include a shared kitchen; lounge room and bathroom facilities. All apartments have reverse cycle A/C and include unlimited wifi. The residence has 24-hour security with secure swipe card locks and security cameras. It also includes a ‘general’ cleaning service every 14 days (shared facilities only - not your personal bedroom) and public transport to the city and/or beach is located on your doorstep.
The Barker Street Apartments are the slightly more economical housing option on offer at UNSW Sydney, located on the heart of campus. You will be housed in 5-bedroom apartments which include a shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge room facilities, with each student having their own bedroom complete with desk, bed, chair and wardrobe. Other features include 24-hour campus security; an outdoor BBQ area; a coin operated laundry and Community Assistants (CA) living on-site. The CA role is to engage with residents, facilitate social activities and act as the first point of contact for any issues or problems that may arise.
The Barker Street Apartments are a good fit for students who are quite independent and confident in making friendships with roommates; through classes and the clubs/societies on campus. Please note students may be responsible for purchasing their own crockery and cooking utensils upon arrival (although many departing residents do leave these items for arriving students). Linen packages are included in the housing fee.
UNSW Village is located on UNSW campus, a short walk to all facilities and classrooms. Students will be housed in 6-bedroom apartments with a king single bed in your room which includes a desk and large wardrobe; shared bathroom and kitchen facilities and onsite laundry facilities. Other features include access to Campus WIFI; a games room; BBQ deck and dedicated study spaces. UNSW Village also has supportive onsite staff with the office open 24/7.
Please note students may be responsible for purchasing their own crockery and cooking utensils upon arrival (although many departing residents do leave these items for arriving students). Linen packages are included in the housing fee.