How to Apply

Selection Criteria

Offers for residency are based on information obtained from the application form, and entry to UNSW. Interviews are required for all three colleges. Early applications are encouraged, even before your high school or university results are finalised.

The Colleges seek to replicate the considerable diversity of the student population of UNSW, with residents from a range of courses and programs and a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. In addition, particular needs for on-campus accommodation, such as difficulty or distance of travel from the student's home to the University, are important considerations when offering places. For this reason, priority is normally given to international, interstate and country students before local metropolitan students.

As The Kensington Colleges cannot accommodate all applicants you need to consider all available accommodation options.

Closing Date for Applications

There is no closing date. Applications are considered until the Colleges are full.

The Colleges do not advise applicants of the status of their application until we are in a position to make an offer. Please be advised that we only email you on the progress of your application if you are successful. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Residency Offer Procedure

The residency offer documentation is emailed out where possible so applicants are advised to check their emails on a regular basis. If no email address is available the offer documentation is mailed out by express post.

Successful applicants receive a letter of offer with a New Resident Acceptance Form and Payment Form for an advance payment which should be returned to the office by the stated time.

Session 1 Applicants

Successful applicants will be notified by email as follows:

  • 1st round offers: 4th October, 2011
  • 2nd round offers: 14th October, 2011
  • 3rd round offers: 24th October, 2011
  • 4th round offers: 23rd January, 2012

Session 2 Applicants

Successful applicants will be notified by email as follows:

  • 1st round offers: April - June