Prospective Students

Benefits of living on campus

The colleges are in the University grounds and residents have ready access to the library, lecture and tutorial rooms, and other University facilities. The UNSW Lifestyle Centre and sporting grounds are close by and public transport is nearby, and there is easy access to the city, several suburban shopping centres, and beaches.

Residents of The Kensington Colleges benefit from a friendly and relaxed environment, which is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth. Students living in our community have a strong social network from the time they arrive at college. As a resident of TKC you will have a unique opportunity to enrich your university experience with a variety of academic, social and cultural events, along with numerous sporting activities.

Accommodation and Services

Accommodation consists of over 200 individual rooms, comfortably furnished with a single bed, desk, wardrobe, cupboard, chair, telephone and data connections. Each college has a number of communal bathrooms and common rooms.

All rooms are serviced by cleaners regularly. Pillows, linen, blankets, towels, and pillow-slips are supplied, with linen, towels and pillow-slips being changed weekly. Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are also available in each building for all other student laundry.


Included in the price of accommodation residents are provided with all meals during session time. Residents are also able to attend specially catered functions each session as part of the Colleges' social calendar. With access to these fabulous services our residents have more time to concentrate on their studies.

Pastoral and Academic Support

The transition from secondary school to university study is, for most, a challenging time, and we believe that students need all the help we can give them in making the adjustment (both personal, social and academic). Not only will we provide academic assistance in as many areas of study as possible, we also assign each first-year student to the general care of a Resident Fellow. Senior residents are also available to assist freshers with their studies.

Computer Facilities

A computer lab is available in college, with individual data connections offered in every room. Printing is on a user pays basis.