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Arcadia University’s priority is to accommodate you in a place that will support your studies and enable you to experience the local culture. Whenever possible, Arcadia strives to accommodate you with local students. University of New South Wales offers several residential college possibilities.
As places are limited in the Residential Colleges, students are encouraged to apply to more than one college. Students not admitted to a college will be housed in one of the student residences; these are exclusively for international students and are located off-campus. If you have any questions or would like to apply to other colleges, you should contact your
Students applying for accommodation in residential colleges are required to complete a separate application for each college. As places are limited, students are encouraged to apply to more than one college. Accommodation is also available in off-campus student residences exclusively for international students.
Accommodation in residential colleges at the University of New South Wales is very competitive. A limited number of spaces are available for Arcadia students at New College, New College Village, and Shalom College. While we work to honour your housing preferences, specific assignments cannot be guaranteed.
New College is home to 248 residents in single rooms and provides a full meal plan. The college has a strong sense of community and offers many social activities which enable connectedness and a sense of belonging amongst the students. It also actively encourages its residents to be effective leaders and contribute to society. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on college grounds. New College has recently undergone renovations to many of its rooms and common rooms and added a new games room and kitchen.
New College Village
New College Village (NCV) shares its name and similar ideals to New College. It houses over 300 postgraduate and undergraduate students in studio and 5-6 bedroom apartments, located across the road from New College and the main UNSW campus. NCV provides equipped kitchens in each apartment enabling students to cater for themselves; however, a limited number of catered meal packages are available on request (through New College). Each apartment bedroom has a private ensuite and air-conditioning. Bathrooms and kitchens are cleaned and linen refreshed weekly. NCV has communal lounge, courtyard, games and reading rooms, as well as a business centre and academic tutors.
At Shalom College each of the 130 students has their own private bedroom cleaned weekly, with the choice of rooms with basins or rooms with private bathrooms. Facilities include communal lounges, TV rooms, courtyard, games and reading rooms and wireless internet throughout the college.
Shalom provides all meals. The food is kosher and we aim to accommodate students with special dietary requirements.
The college’s Residents Society offers social, cultural and sporting activities.
Shalom is ideal for those students who seek an intimate, multicultural experience while abroad. Located right on the main UNSW campus, the college was founded by the Jewish community, but is open to all religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Shalom College is devoted to cultural exchange with Indigenous Students, country and city students, as well as a large contingent of overseas students across all disciplines and stages of study. We have a mix of students from 1st year to through to post graduate. Six (6) tutors-in-residence help with the mentoring and educational needs of students.
UNSW provides accommodation for international students in residences both on and off campus.
Students will generally be assigned a twin share room, however, a single room may be requested and if provided will incur an additional fee. Single rooms are limited and are allocated on a needs basis therefore requests cannot be guaranteed.
Off campus residences are self-catered and can accommodate from 2 – 20 students in the neighborhoods of Coogee and Randwick. They are all of a similar standard and typical of student accommodation in Sydney. Each residence is fully furnished with an equipped kitchen enabling students to cater for themselves. Students are required to supply their own bed linen and towels.
Students should expect a commute to campus ranging from 5 – 45 minutes on public transportation.
On campus residences are at the newly built University Terraces (opened in January 2013). These are self-catered studios and one and two-bedroom apartments located adjacent to the university's Fitness and Aquatic Centre. University Terraces has communal lounges and computer, kitchen and study spaces within the accommodation levels. There are also supermarket and retail outlets at the base of the building. Each apartment is fully furnished with an equipped kitchen enabling students to cater for themselves. Students are required to supply their own bed linen and towels.