Fig Tree Hall is a strong and unique family-like community, built on the foundations of respect and tolerance amongst its hugely diverse student population.

Fig Tree Hall is an international college and students come from all corners of the globe, from many different backgrounds and varying faiths. Being respectful of a multitude of faiths it is alcohol free (dry) and offers female or male floors only as well as mixed floors. As for all colleges dietary needs such as vegetarian and halal are catered for. It sets the benchmark for a college of its kind in Australia.

It’s a college that respects and promotes diversity at its very core.

Fig Tree Hall offers a global network with a local feel.

  • Culturally progressive

  • Female, male and mixed floors

  • Alcohol free college

Student support

You’ll be supported by an on-site team comprising of the Dean, Deputy Dean and a team of Resident Fellows (or RFs). Every floor has an RF, and their job is to provide academic guidance and pastoral support and ensure each and every resident is looked after.

Academically, you’ll also be supported by a college-wide tutorial program. Aimed at first year undergraduate students, the program offers mentoring in most academic fields. You can also attend study skills seminars, helping you make the transition from high school to university a smooth one.

Coming to Fig Tree Hall, I’ve found a family away from home that has taught me so much more about myself and the world at large.

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Pranaav Devnani



  • 158 rooms
  • Average room size 10 to 12 square metres
  • 40 week occupancy
  • Gender segregated floors
  • Fully furnished
  • Private bathrooms
  • All meals provided
  • Wi-Fi, electricity, gas and water included
  • Cleaning of rooms fortnightly
  • 24-hour campus security
  • Social and group study rooms on each floor
  • Prayer/contemplation rooms on each floor
  • Large common room adjacent to landscaped gardens
  • Rooftop terrace with outdoor BBQ facilities
  • Coin operated laundry facilities


Room Types & Fees

Room type
Contract Period
Weekly Rate1
40 weeks
  1. Weekly rates are for 2017 and are expected to change each year. Limited single semester licence agreements are available for an additional weekly rate. Conditions apply.

The contract period is from 17 February 2017 to 24 November 2017.


Rasheed Khan


I am a third year PhD student from Pakistan. Having been through the experience myself, I understand that adjusting to life in a new country and a different academic system can be quite challenging. I wanted to help others in similar situation, so I joined the residential staff team at UNSW Hall in 2014 as Resident Fellow. I was appointed the Deputy Dean in 2015 and In 2016 I was appointed the Dean of Fig Tree Hall.

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Dr Jumiati Ismail

Foundation Dean

I’m from Malaysia and have been working with students for the past 35 years. Some of the positions I’ve held include, Advisor to the Students’ Development Unit in the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia; Head of Mission for the Consulate of Malaysia in NSW; Consul in the Consulate of Malaysia in NSW, and Director of Education Malaysia, Australia.

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Reem Waziry

Student (RF)

I’m from Egypt and have lived and studied in the US and Lebanon. I’ve always lived on campus for convenience and living at Fig Tree Hall has been a great life experience.

Outside of my studies, I practice fencing and have done so for a very long time, winning quite a few medals & championships. I also love to run on a daily basis, it’s possibly the world’s greatest invention and helps me be a better person.

What are you studying?

MD, MPH, PhD candidate.

What 3 words describe Fig Tree Hall?

Diverse. Fun. Grace.

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