Live on campus

Find the home that gives you the freedom and space to be yourself.

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Gain a new perspective on university life with UNSW accommodation

More than just comfortable living spaces – we provide a vibrant student community and the flexibility to shape your university journey your way. Whether you want to make new friends, explore new hobbies or access more student leadership opportunities, we're here to make it happen. 

Your time at UNSW is about discovering the best version of yourself and making the most of your university experience.

Our buzzing student community offers an unbeatable lifestyle and an award-winning student experience. Walk to class in minutes and make lifelong friends in a fun and nurturing resident community centred around you and your education.

  • The UNSW Kensington campus is located between Sydney’s coastal eastern suburbs and bustling city centre – surrounded by public transport options. There are trains, buses, ferries and light rail options that run from UNSW campuses throughout Sydney at all hours of the day. A short bus trip will take you to explore the famous beaches of Coogee or Bondi, while the light rail network takes you to Sydney’s inner city and iconic harbour. 

  • Every room includes utilities, fast Wi-Fi, secure facilities and staff on hand to support you and your needs at no extra cost. Many options include catered meals, an ensuite and room cleaning services.

  • Your private room on campus is your own space to customise and make comfy. There are study areas to quietly work or get that group project done. There are also many quiet nooks, green spaces, sunny corners and cafés in walking distance to sit with your laptop and study.

  • When you live on campus, you join a proud culture committed to excellence in a community centred around your education. Our residents receive academic mentorship, make more peer connections and often study together.

  • Every year our diverse and inclusive campus accommodation becomes home to students from all over Australia and the world. Our current residents represent 60 nationalities, allowing students to share and experience new cultures and make friends from across the globe.

UNSW Accommodation Guide

Download this guide to explore our award-winning accommodation options and learn what makes living on campus such a special experience.
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