The St Paul’s College Council is currently considering the issue of coresidency in the Undergraduate community from 2023.
New Residents

Payable upon application
Application Fee (non-refundable)


Payable upon acceptance of Offer
Acceptance Fee (50% redeemable against Semester 1 fees where applicable and 50% redeemable against Semester 2 fees; non-refundable if residency is not taken up)


Residency Fees 2022

(40 week contract. Includes accommodation, 21 meals per week, weekly room cleaning, utilities, College facilities (including the library & gym), student services & support, academic tutorial programme, 100GB internet per month)

All Resident Students

Semester 1

Semester 2


Eligibility for need-based bursaries – Undergraduate
Please read this before starting an application.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year, St Paul’s College awards a significant number of scholarships and bursaries. These include Academic Scholarships and Bursaries.

Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of proven academic merit. These are awarded automatically to HSC students achieving an ATAR of 98+ and current university students achieving an annual average mark of 80+. These scholarships do not require applications.

Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need, with applicants required to demonstrate that, without a bursary, they would be unable to afford the College fees. Parental income and capacity to pay are taken into account when awarding bursaries.

All scholarships and bursaries are awarded for 12 months in the first instance. Recipients must reapply each year for renewal, which is subject to good academic progress, satisfactory conduct and contribution to the life of the College.

Scholarship applications are due by 12 November. These applications may be sent either alongside the admission application or separately.

  • Eligibility for need-based bursaries – Undergraduate
  • Please read this before starting an application.

Eligibility for need-based bursaries – undergraduate

The College’s bursary scheme is designed as a way of attracting as many strong candidates as possible regardless of their background or capacity to pay the fees. The scheme is limited and subject to enormous demand. It exists to help those who are truly in financial need, NOT as an award for academic or other achievements, and NOT to make life more comfortable for the already fortunate.

Bursaries are for those who, without which, would genuinely be unable to afford the College fees. A useful metric is to ask yourself if you are applying for bursary assistance due to a choice, or because you have no other choice.

College does not consider bursaries for those whose parents are well-off but who choose not to support them living in College. That choice is a personal family matter, but the Bursary Scheme does not exist to subsidise that choice.

Similarly, the College does not consider bursaries for those who choose not to avail themselves of family support. Wishing to become independent from parents is a noble goal, but this cannot be achieved by simply becoming dependant on College. The Bursary Scheme does not exist to subsidise that choice.

Bursaries are generally allocated to those who do not have such choices. Families with few or no assets, and with annual incomes little more than a year’s fees do not have the choice to fund a family member’s time at College.

Bursaries do not exist to cover all of a student’s expenses, and should be viewed as one funding source among several for those who are eligible. A student receiving a bursary would be expected to also be funding their fees through a combination of savings, government support, and especially, paid work. A member choosing not to undertake paid work during their studies would not be eligible for a bursary.

College bursaries are not awarded in order to subsidise school or college fees for an applicant’s siblings. Payment of such fees for other family members is a consequence of choice on the part of parents and does not signal need on the part of the applicant for a College bursary.

Please consider carefully your real need for assistance, and apply accordingly. Applying for a Bursary ‘just to try’ or because it would be nice to have more money around wastes our time and yours. It will be rejected.

Applications submitted without full accounting of the students’ and their parents’ full income (specifically their tax assessment for the most recent financial year) and assets will be discarded without consideration, regardless of explanation.

Apply here for Bursary


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