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How to Apply

Are you looking for student accommodation on campus at The University of New South Wales?

New College

  • Applications for 2020, Term 2 & 3 intakes are now open
  • Applications for 2021, Term 1 are now open
  • Warm, vibrant community
  • Strong academic support
  • Full, high quality catering
  • Fully furnished rooms, including  some that are air-conditioned
  • Limited ensuites
  • 40GB high-speed Internet included Wi-Fi & ethernet connectivity in all rooms
  • 100Mbps upload and download speeds
  • The standard contract period is for approximately 44 weeks, covering the full academic period from the start of O'Week until the end of the formal examination period at the end of Term 3 
  • We are able to offer student accommodation to a select number of residents who will be studying at UNSW for single term periods, or other varied periods by approval of the Dean.

 

New College Postgraduate Village (NCV)

  • Applications for 2020, Term 2 & 3 intakes are now open
  • Warm, vibrant community
  • Strong academic support
  • Self-catered options with additional catering packages available
  • Live in a fully furnished apartment or studio with ensuite
  • All rooms have ensuite and air-conditioning
  • 40GB high-speed internet included Wi-Fi & ethernet connectivity in all rooms
  • 100Mbps upload and download speeds
  • We are able to offer student accommodation to a select number of residents who will be studying at UNSW for single term periods.

 

 

There are more applicants than available places each year, so we recommend applying as soon as you can.

1. Apply using the online application portal

Select the term and community you would like to apply for. The application will then ask you some questions and ask you to submit a photo and some references.

2. Pay the $50 application fee

The $50 application fee is non-refundable and is require before you will be considered for membership within the New College Communities. A single fee cover application for both the New College undergraduate community and New College Postgraduate Village. While you will be able to express a preference for which community you desire to live in, and this preference will be taken into consideration, the Admissions Office in consultation with the Deans will ultimately determine which College you are more suited to, and offers of membership will be made accordingly. For more guidance on which community will be most suitable for you, please review our Accommodation Options.

The New College Online Application Portal is secure and online payment is protected by ANZ. If, you have difficulty completing the online application or paying, please contact the Admissions Officer at admissions@newcollege.unsw.edu.au.

3. Book an interview

Our staff will contact you as quickly as possible once you have completed the online application and your application fee has been received. The Admissions Officer will arrange a time for you to be interviewed by the Dean in person, or if this is impractical, by phone. Applicants living so close as to be within 2.5 hours travel time of UNSW should make the necessary arrangements to be interviewed in person at New College. Applicants from further afield are encouraged to attend an in person interview, where possible, in conjunction with a tour of the College. An interview cannot be scheduled until the application fee has been paid.

4. Download the two reference forms (an academic and a personal reference)

Your referees will need to submit these forms as soon as possible as we need them before we make you a final written offer.

The academic referee should be a senior person in your school, course or university. The personal referee should be a person who has known you for some time, e.g. family friend, doctor, sports coach, club official etc. Referees should send them to the College as soon as they can for you. It is your responsibility to ensure your referees send the references directly to the College. They will be treated confidentially.

References can be submitted via email at admissions@newcollege.unsw.edu.au or by post at:

The Admissions Officer
New College, UNSW
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia

5. Interview with the Dean of Residents

The College places great importance on the interview. The Dean of Residents conducts interviews and considers applications in association with the Master. Whenever possible, this is done in-person followed by a tour of the College. Otherwise, a phone interview will be arranged.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Admissions occur throughout the year, but principally in the period August-December preceding the new academic year. A late-round of interviews in January are also conducted recognising that many applicants do not receive their offers from UNSW until this time. However, places are more limited and competitive at this time. A letter of offer will be sent to you by email if your application is successful. In general, entry is a competitive process based on academic merit, social engagement and potential to help continue the outstanding culture in our New College communities.

You will have 2-3 business days to accept or decline the offer. After this time your place cannot be assured.

The number of applications to our Colleges are significantly more than the places available. Not all applicants will be offered a place.

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