Living at UNE

Affordable Lifestyle, Priceless Experience

UNE remains one of the few universities to provide the complete on-campus experience combining affordability, student support and social life. Our graduates consistently rate living at UNE as being 'an affordable lifestyle, priceless experience'. Our residential system gives you the benefit of academic, social and personal support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities

We are proud of the tradition and reputation of our residential colleges and we have chosen to make living on campus even more affordable with up to $83.50 weekly reduction in fees in 2015.*

UNE's residential accommodation consists of nine colleges, including seven traditional college residences, a village of self-contained units and the recently opened modern studio apartments at Wright College, complete with your own private kitchen and bathroom. 

Whatever your lifestyle choice, we have an accommodation style to suit you.

Fees, Scholarships and Financial Support

Fee Information

When it comes to managing the cost of pursuing your university studies, every cent counts. Please see our Fee Information page.

Weekly room rates for all catered colleges (except Mary White) have been reduced to $199.50 per week. For most colleges, this is a reduction of $83.50 per week. 

In addition to the possibility of finding some part time work with local businesses, there are some additional options to help with living expenses.


UNE offers a range of scholarships, many that can assist with tuition or living costs while you study. There are many Residential Scholarships provided specifically to students living in a UNE College. For details of these scholarships, see our Scholarships Information page.

Youth Allowance

Some students may also be eligible for Youth Allowance, which can include Rent Assistance payments for your on campus accommodation. For more information visit the Centrelink website to determine your eligibility.

Off Campus Living

College accommodation may not suit everyone. If you would prefer to live off-campus, Services UNE can help you find shared accommodation, private board and local rentals in Armidale.

Most students studying at UNE choose to live in share houses or apartments. Shared housing is a great way to meet new friends and be a part of a learning and social environment off campus.

In considering off-campus living you should take into account the terms of tenancy agreements including costs such as power, water and communications as well as transport arrangements to and from campus.


*Quoted reduction applies to all colleges except Mary White - which will have up to a $60 weekly reduction.