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.

Applications for Semester 2, 2015

Accepting applications for Semester 2, 2015 for all UNSW Colleges now. Go to the UNSW Residential Communities online Applications Portal -

Applications for Semester 1, 2016

Applications for Basser, Goldstein and Philip Baxter Colleges can also be made now through the Applications Portal. They will be reviewed from September 2015.

  • For applications to Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall and UNSW Hall please also go to the Applications Portal

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