When you live at Shalom College you become part of a small dynamic community providing all the support you need to focus on your studies.

What is Shalom College ?

Shalom College at UNSW provides on-campus catered accommodation, supported by a caring, inclusive, academic community and was established by the Jewish community in 1973.

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Who is Shalom College for?

Shalom College attracts students who want to succeed in their studies while enjoying university life. It celebrates diversity and welcome residents from diverse backgrounds, faiths and affiliations.

What else you need to know about Shalom College Community and experience…


Shalom College has university residents from around the world and across Australia, and welcomes residents from diverse backgrounds, faiths and affiliations. About 50% of our residents are Australian and about 50% of residents are international students, from Asia, Europe and America. Our values of community, learning and giving are inspired by the Jewish founders of the college and 10% of our residents are Jewish. We celebrate Jewish traditions as well as a range of other cultural festivals and holidays that are important to our diverse residents.

Jewish cultural scholarships and Jewish bursaries are available. Our commitment to social justice is manifested the Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Scholarship Program, which supports ~ 25 Indigenous students to live at Shalom College.


We attract students who want to succeed in their studies. Our students consistently perform well at university and many have won academic awards.

Our four residential academic tutors have strong academic records, experience at tutoring and are senior college residents. We have students across all faculties and stages of study, and you’re bound to find a friend to study with in one of our many study rooms.


With only 133 students at all stages of their studies, Shalom College residents find a supportive community and home while living on UNSW’s Kensington campus. There is an active residents’ society that run social, sporting, cultural and community-building activities. Our six resident advisors also support community life and welfare of residents.

Nineteen fresh, healthy meals are provided weekly throughout the academic year prepared by professional chefs in the College dining room. Shalom is operated on Jewish values. Although the food is not kosher, it follows Jewish food guidelines which means that pork and shellfish are not served and kosher meals are available in the College dining room for those that require it.

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