Founded in 1949

Founded in 1949

University of New South Wales

Founded in 1949

Founded in 1949

University of New South Wales

Quick facts

  • 59000

  • 20204

    International students
  •  00098G

    CRICOS Code
  • 44

    World ranking
  • 4

    Country ranking

University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation. They are one of the top 100 universities in the world, with more than 59,000 students and a 7,000-strong research community. 

UNSW is committed to making a difference by focusing on areas critical to the future. 

Pioneering research and sustained innovation are addressing some of the most important issues of today, from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. 

The main UNSW campus, where most faculties are situated, is in Kensington, Sydney. UNSW Art & Design is located in the inner suburb of Paddington, and UNSW Canberra at ADFA is situated in Canberra. 

The main UNSW campus is divided geographically into two areas: upper campus and lower campus. These two are separated mainly by an elevation rise between the quadrangle and the Scientia building. 

Roughly 15 minutes are needed to walk from one extreme to the other. 

The university also has additional campuses and field stations in Randwick, Coogee, Botany, Dee Why, Cowan, Manly Vale, Fowlers Gap, Albury, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, and Bankstown Airport.

On-campus accommodation

Campus(es) list based on university info

Kensington Campus

Residence fee Duration

$12,300 AUD

UP to $19,900

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Sydney based on univly research


Shared house

$10,608 AUD


Shared house

$7,068 AUD


Entire house

$21,216 AUD


UNSW provides accommodation options to suit all living styles, whether you want to live on or off campus. 

On campus accommodation::

 UNSW offers different types of residences which include 6 colleges owned and operated by UNSW (Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall, International House, The Kensington Colleges, UNSW Hall) and 4 apartment units owned and operated by UNSW (Barker Street [Flatmate option], High Street (Family option), Mulwarree (Local option), University Terraces (Stylish option)). 

Their key features are Comfortable and spacious living and common spaces, Rooms and equipment for sports and games, Study areas, Kitchen and dining facilities. 

Off campus accommodation: UNSW offers various types of residence include studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments. 

UNSW Sydney’s main campus in Kensington and UNSW Art & Design campus in Paddington are both located in the eastern suburbs and are easily accessible by public transport.

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