Apply to Graduate House

Application Process

Applications for St Paul’s College Graduate House are accepted from postgraduate women and men. Graduate House is a community within the College open to anyone who already holds a university degree, and is studying at the University of Sydney. Membership is offered on the basis of merit, including potential.

Applications for membership should be made through the St Paul’s College Student Portal.

The Registrar will organise an interview with candidates to meet with senior staff members. The College and House seek accomplished, community minded, and energetic members. All aspects of applicants’ achievements are taken into account, including academic merit, character, extracurricular involvement, community service, the desire to be involved deeply in the life of the Graduate House community, and a calling to leadership in one’s career and society.

Apply now. There is no closing date for applications, however it is recommended that you apply sooner rather than later.

Graduate House warmly welcomes applications from women and men of diverse backgrounds. It is an inclusive community. Members are admitted solely on the basis of merit, and without regard to gender or gender identity, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, or nationality.

For all enquiries please contact the Registrar on +61 2 9550 7451 or email


Tours of Graduate House are now available for prospective students. To arrange a tour, please contact or phone the College on +61 (0)2 9550 7444.


Scholarships are available for prospective postgraduate students to assist meritorious students to live and study in Graduate House. More information on these opportunities will be announced soon.

Students applying for membership of Graduate House in advance of scholarship details have the opportunity to indicate they would like to be considered for scholarships based on extra information provided at the time of application.

Application instructions

Applications for Graduate House are accepted through the St Paul’s College Student Portal. St Paul’s does not share applications with other University of Sydney colleges.

Two references are required. References must be sent directly to the College by the referee. The academic reference should be from a University lecturer/tutor, or other academic mentor familiar with your scholarly work. The personal reference should be from someone who knows you well, and who can give an objective account of you, rather than a family friend – for example, a senior colleague, employer, or an academic supervisor. The College values references from those who write candidly about what makes you distinctive.

References may be emailed to if this is more convenient than mailing them.

Note: St Paul’s does not use a generic referee form.

When all information has been received and processed, the Registrar will contact you to arrange a time for your interview at St Paul’s.