Dubbo, Optometry

I have loved the five years I have spent at Shalom - the experience has been fantastic! Coming from the country I was nervous about moving to Sydney. Shalom made the transition so easy and I soon made great friends in college!



About UNSW

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities.

UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium. 

Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has close to 40 000 students including more than 7 000 international students from over 130 different countries.

UNSW has a broad disciplinary base with Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; Engineering; Law; Medicine and Science. The University offers more than 900 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programs and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.

Its motto – Scientia Manu et Mente (“Knowledge by Hand and Mind”) encapsulates the University’s central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.

You can read more about UNSW here.

Shalom College is located in the heart of UNSW’s main campus, a 38-hectare site at Kensington, which is only seven kilometres from Sydney’s central business district. Shalom College is easily accessible from the city and nearby beachside suburbs with the famous Coogee beach only three kilometres away.

Shalom College is situated opposite the Village Green Oval and within easy walking distance to the University’s faculty buildings, the Lifestyle Centre (including gym and swimming pool) and ARC student services. Among the many sporting facilities, there is a 50 metre heated indoor Olympic-size swimming pool as well as squash, tennis, badminton, basketball and volleyball courts and ovals.

There are over 100 clubs and societies on campus covering a diverse range of interests including sporting, social, religious, hobby and intellectual fields.

Other UNSW campuses include the College of Fine Arts (Paddington), UNSW@ADFA (Canberra) and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee as well as research stations around NSW.


UNSW student college accommodation
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