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Apply now to join the St Paul’s community at the heart of the University of Sydney in Semester 2 2018 as a male undergraduate or graduate student. Take advantage of new state-of-the-art facilities offered by the Ivan Head Building opening in July 2018.

Applications are also open for graduate students and academics, both women and men, to join our new Graduate House community opening at the start of 2019.

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St Paul’s students put their hands up to lead, serve and build. During 2000-14, three founded Sydney Genesis, five headed the University Union, five were Convocation Medallists and seven were Rhodes Scholars, chosen for their academic ability and practical vision.

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The College buildings date from the 1850s. They are a particularly fine example of neo-gothic design, and are a constant reminder of generations of students who have lived within these walls and gone on to do high-minded, fruitful and brilliant things.


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The best things done at Paul’s are based on teamwork, not just in sport but also in learning – in “Education of the Young by the Young”. Winning is the result of living and working together.

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St Paul's College was founded in the 1850s, during the high-point of the Australian goldrush, a time of limitless hope, as the original college of Australia's first university. It is unusually old, but ever-new.


St Paul’s College enters a new era in 2018

As we expand and prepare to welcome a record number of new students, St Paul’s College within the University of Sydney has entered a new era.

St Paul’s College works to offer all its students the best all-round educational experience possible. College life involves integrating learning and living, with focus on academic, cultural, sporting, spiritual, community service, social, and other activities.

Recent months have seen:

  • The former global head of the Rhodes Scholarships, Dr Donald Markwell, appointed as Head of the College, commencing on 5 February
  • The expansion of pastoral care through the appointment of the Revd Antony Weiss as resident Chaplain of the College
  • Expansion of the College and creation of a record number of undergraduate places through the construction of a world-class residential building for 106 undergraduates
  • Preparation for welcoming 140 women and men as postgraduate students of the College in 2019, through the construction of Graduate House
  • Further strong steps to uphold the College’s commitment to respect and dignity for all, including for genuine equality of respect for women and men alike
  • Other significant steps towards cultural renewal, including working with former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick
  • The appointment of a new Chair of the College Council, Mr Mark Elliott, and commencement of a review of the College’s governance, and
  • Excellent academic results by the students of St Paul’s College in 2017, alongside impressive success in extra-curricular activities, including through winning the Rawson Cup for men’s inter-collegiate sport.

As Head of College, Dr Markwell has been working closely with student leaders on preparations for a positive start to the new academic year, including development of a balanced programme of activities for new students in Orientation Week.

Dr Markwell wrote to all St Paul’s College students on his first day as Head of College reaffirming the College’s commitment to the values of respect and dignity, including equality of respect for women and men. He asked students to work with him to uphold this commitment, and made clear that any actions inconsistent with these values would not be tolerated.

The College has been preparing for a review of College culture, led by Elizabeth Broderick, which provides a significant opportunity for the College as a community to learn and improve. All members of the College are strongly encouraged to participate in the review process thoughtfully, candidly and constructively.

Other actions to uphold the values of dignity and respect for all have included face-to-face training sessions for student leaders, the revision of the College Handbook to improve clarity around policies and expectations, and scheduling of face-to-face training sessions for new students during Orientation Week.

Ivan Head Building and Graduate House Building Project

A time-lapse camera now records the building progress and an hourly up-date can be seen here: Shape Tomorrow: the building

Rawson Cup Intercol Sports 2017

Total points: Pauls 28.3; Andrews 26.3; Wesley 10.5; Johns 6.8


Cricket: Andrews 1st; Pauls 2nd; Johns and Wesley eq 3rd


Swimming: Andrews 1st; John’s 2nd; Pauls 3rd


Rowing: Andrews 1st; Pauls 2nd; Wesley 3rd


Rugby: Pauls 1st; Andrews 2nd; Johns 3rd


Soccer Pauls 1st; Wesley 2nd; Andrews 3rd


Basketball: Wesley 1st; others eq 2nd


Tennis: Pauls 1st; Andrews 2nd; Johns 3rd; Wesley 4th


Athletics: Pauls 1st; Andrews 2nd; Wesley 3rd; Johns 4th

Donate now to the St Paul’s College Foundation

Donate now!

It is an exciting time for the College as it builds upon the excellence of its students in so many fields over so many years to expand its facilities and increase its engagement with the University.

Now more than ever, the Foundation needs your support. To learn more about the important role of the Foundation and how you can make a difference to College life, click here.

Vision 2056: Shape Tomorrow

In November 2016 the College Council formally approved the project to expand the College. As these plans now start to become a reality, we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with details of the approved vision for the future of the College.

Learn more

Download Shape Tomorrow booklet Shape Tomorrow

“‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  -Benjamin Franklin