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Application process

Residence in the College is offered on the basis of merit and potential.

Applications for residence should be made online using the form below. The Registrar will contact applicants to organise an interview. Senior staff members will meet with you to discuss your application. Successful applicants are usually good all-rounders, with high academic achievement and promise, good character, excellent references, strong extracurricular involvement, a keen desire to be part of a cohesive and dynamic college community, and a real wish to do well and to contribute to society.

Ability to manage your time is also important. There is much to do in College and at university, and demands on time can be a challenge.

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


Generous scholarships are available for prospective students, regardless of the time of application, to assist meritorious students to live and study at St Paul’s. Find out about the St Paul’s College scholarships including the scholarship application process. In the award of scholarships, emphasis is placed on financial need as well as merit.

Students applying for scholarships are generally required to submit their scholarship application form with their application for residence in College.

Places for Semester 2, 2020 and Semester 1, 2021 available – Apply Now

Applications for Semester 2, 2020 and Semester 1, 2021 are being accepted now. There is no closing date for applications, however it is recommended that you apply sooner rather than later as spaces are limited.

Apply and pay online

Apply Online

We have updated our application system with all applications now being taken online. If you have an incomplete application in our old system, please commence a new application online. 

Application instructions

Fill the online application form, at the link below. Please note an application fee is payable at the conclusion of the online process. For more information please see Fees and Charges 2020.

Applications should be made directly to the College. 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 either your school principal (for undergraduates) or a University lecturer/tutor. The personal reference should be from someone who knows you well but who can give an objective account of you, rather than a family friend – for example, a coach, boarding-house supervisor, or an academic supervisor. The College values references from those who write candidly about what makes you distinctive.

References can be emailed to if this is more convenient than mailing them. Preferably only one reference should come from the applicant’s school.

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.

Scanned documents or email attachments are accepted.
Contact the Registrar on +61 2 9550 7451 or email