Student life

Go beyond the classroom at our Sydney campus.

Students playing table tennis near Figtree theatre
UNSW College is located in Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs – close to the city and home to famous beaches, cafés and restaurants.

You’ll study on the UNSW campus with more than 60,000 other students, in the heart of an active, vibrant and diverse student community. Our classes are held across the road from the main UNSW campus. Immerse yourself in the full university experience – in a vibrant city full of culture and adventure, make new friends from around the world and have amazing new experiences.

World-class facilities 

Our newly refurbished UNSW College campus mirrors the look and feel of the UNSW main campus – featuring a student focused furniture layout and areas for private group work or individual study. You’ll have access to UNSW’s world-class library, design studios, engineering and science labs. Access, cafés and restaurants, a supermarket, a religious centre, UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre, tennis courts and sporting fields.

Health & wellbeing 

Our on-site health and lifestyle services include a medical clinic, optometrist, dentist, doctor and physiotherapist. You will also have access to medical and dental services at UNSW Health Services, and free, confidential consultations at UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Clubs & societies 

Make new friends by joining Arc, UNSW’s student association. We have more than 300 student clubs and societies, where you can practise your hobbies and connect with people who share your interests. Plus, our Student Services Team offers an introductory tour of Sydney, trips to popular Sydney attractions, and fun sporting and cultural events.

Join Study Club 

Study Club is a social study space open to all UNSW College students looking for extra academic support. Supported by UNSW student Peer Leaders, UNSW College students can join Study Club (in person and online) for help with the following:

  • Making friends 
  • Homework and assessments 
  • Study and learning support – all questions answered!  
  • Learning about life at UNSW from your Peer Leaders 
  • Developing new study strategies and independent learning skills  
  • Improving English skills 

UNSW College Volunteers

College Volunteers are a team of engaged students who want to develop their professional, social and communications skills – while helping fellow students, face-to-face and online. And you can be one of them!  

Why should you join this program? 

Aside from being part of a team and making new friends, College Volunteers receive the following benefits: 

  • Join free activities and excursions when you’re volunteering
  • Achieve recognition and rewards which count towards your professional CV with certificates, reference letters and prizes. 
  • Outstanding Volunteers are considered for the UNSW Ambassador Program. 

To join our College Volunteers program or find out more information contact us today. 

Student Guide

Download our Student Guide today for more information on our courses, life at UNSW College and how we help you reach your goals.

Student Life

As a UNSW College student, you are connected to the wider UNSW community: active, vibrant and diverse. Discover more about what that means.

Living in Sydney

One of the world’s most liveable cities, Sydney is multicultural, safe, filled of natural beauty and home to many global companies. See what Australia’s iconic harbour city can offer you.


UNSW Sydney has a variety of student accommodation options to suit your needs. Walk to your classes, make new friends and enjoy the amazing Sydney lifestyle.

Pathway Finder

Choose from multiple pathway options that will help you get into your university degree of choice at UNSW Sydney.

Student Services

We are here to support you while you study with us. Learn more about the many different ways we look after you from your first day to graduation.

Under 18 Care

Many of our students at UNSW College are under 18. If you do not have a parent or guardian to stay with while you are in Sydney, we can help.

Student & Alumni Stories

Hear from the students we have helped along their path to academic success and future careers, as they share their stories about studying with UNSW College.


We have a range of scholarship options available for UNSW College students. Find out how to apply, eligibility criteria and more.

Progression to UNSW Sydney

Learn more about how we can help you gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to move into university studies at UNSW Sydney.

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