Application - Shalom

Shalom College is a residential college located on the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia founded in 1973.



How to apply

We are looking for new residents who will enjoy and contribute to our personal, inclusive and academic culture. Applications for 2019 residents are now open. Preference will be given to full year applicants.

We celebrate diversity and welcome all students from multicultural backgrounds, faiths and affiliations.

Succeed academically while enjoying university life! Residential academic tutors and residents across all faculties help you succeed.

With only 133 residents, you’ll find a supportive cohort and college community with spacious rooms, healthy meals, weekly cleaning and unlimited internet.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic performance
  • Leadership ability
  • Sporting participation
  • Community service
  • Individual initiative, achievements or special talents
  • Perseverance or persistence in challenging circumstances
  • Ability to live as a contributing member of the college community
  • Referees’ reports and other relevant recommendations
  • Performance in the interview

Application Fee

Our application is only $25. It is payable via Mastercard or Visa and is non-refundable.

As part of the application process we ask you to provide

  • a recent photograph (in jpg, bmp or gif format)
  • an electronic copy of your most recent academic transcript or report (in jpg or pdf format).
  • the details of two referees, who will be contacted by the College

Interviewing Process

Once your application and references have been received, we will contact you should we wish to arrange an interview.

Interviews are either in person at the College or via skype or phone for international and interstate applicants.

College Dates

The 2019 accommodation contract is for 44 weeks from 10 February – 14 December 2019.

2019 Rates

The contract rate includes 19 meals a week, unlimited wi-fi, academic, social, cultural, sporting and well-being programs and support.

  • Private rooms with private wash basins and shared bathrooms facilities are $473 per week.
  • Private rooms with ensuite bathroom facilities are $543 per week.


The Residents’ Society fees of $150 per year are compulsory and used by an elected resident body to create activities to support an active collegiate community. The orientation week fee (for new residents only) is $70.


The AEPi House contract for 2019 accommodation is for 52 weeks from 1 January – 31 December. Please contact the office directly for fee and further information.

Casual Stay

Accommodation is available outside the academic year for academic and community groups. Please contact the Shalom College office directly for fee and further information.


Outside the contract dates, residents are able to apply to stay at the College during the Summer break for a daily rate that excludes food and internet services.