FAQs

What are the benefits of living at Women’s?
We asked our students and here’s what they said are the key reasons to live at Women’s:
Secure environment on the University of Sydney campus – close to everything
The food! Three meals a day seven days a week – Women’s has the best food on campus
Tutorial Program led by Academic Teaching Fellows
Academic Assistants providing support and leadership
Resident Assistants providing pastoral care and support
Professional Development and Leadership Programs
Professional mentoring program
Bespoke internship program
Resource Centre including library, reference works and study space
Senior Common Room study space for students in 4th year or above
Large alumnae community with professional contacts
Extensive social, sport and cultural program
Senior staff living on site
Peer support
Beautiful New Sibyl Centre with design studio, outdoor terraces, tutorial and music practice rooms
Common Room facilities
Clean comfortable rooms
Clean bathrooms – no boys!
Post graduate rooms with shared ensuite bathrooms
Wireless and internet connection
How do I apply?
Complete the online application form and send the required documentation to the College.  Your application is not complete until we have received all your documents.
When should I apply to the College?
Demand for places can be high and we recommend applying as soon as possible. You do not need to wait to receive an offer from an approved university* to apply to Women’s. Currently you can apply for residency at The Women’s College up to two years ahead of your expected entry year. You can defer your place for one year to take advantage of a Gap year opportunity, provided that you have been awarded a full time place at the University of Sydney.
When do applications close?
Undergraduate residency applications remain open to provide prospective students with the best opportunity to seek a place at Women’s College. However as places are limited each year it is recommenced that students submit an application as early as possible before the end of the academic year (October-November). Waiting lists are established for late placement opportunities.
What is the application process for students interested in the Study Abroad and Student Exchange program?

If you are a student participating in the Study Abroad and Student Exchange Program, we look forward to welcoming you to our Community.

Opportunities for Residency and Non-Residential Program

 Residency

Currently Women’s College has a number of opportunities for residency for interested students studying/about to study at the University of Sydney as part of the Study Abroad and Student Exchange Program.

The College offers residency, in single room accommodation with shared bathrooms, for Semester 2 2019 with an option to renew for Semester 1 2020.

Cost of residency for a 20-week contract (Student Residency Agreement) is $678.00 per week or $13,560 per semester.

Benefits of College:

  • Secure environment on the University of Sydney campus – close to everything
  • The food! Three meals a day seven days a week – Women’s has the best food on campus
  • Tutorial Program led by Academic Teaching Fellows
  • Resident Assistants providing pastoral care and support
  • Professional Development and Leadership Programs
  • Professional mentoring program
  • Bespoke internship program
  • Resource Centre and newly opened Sibyl Centre – including library, reference works and
  • study spaces
  • Large alumnae community with professional contacts and global networks
  • Extensive social, community service, sport and cultural programs
  • Senior staff living on site
  • Peer support
  • Tutorial rooms
  • Common Room facilities
  • Clean comfortable rooms
  • Clean, women-only bathrooms
  • Music practice rooms
  • Wireless and internet connection

Interested students are advised to submit their applications promptly.

How to apply

Step 1

Complete the online application form including the $110 application fee payment.

 Step 2

Supporting Documents

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an acknowledgment email from the College to inform you about how to submit your supporting documentation. The College requires the following supporting documents as they become available:

 Undergraduate Applicants

  • Copy of your Birth Certificate and/or photo page of your current Passport
  • Copy of your University of Sydney undergraduate course offer when available
  • One Referee Report (Please see note below regarding appropriate referee)
  • Copy of your university transcript

Referee Report

For Undergraduate Applicants who are in second or third year of University, one referee report must be a character report from someone who has known you for 2 – 5 years. For example:

  • former secondary school teacher
  • university lecturer or tutor
  • Employer

Please use the referee report format. References submitted in other formats will not be accepted.

 Step 3

Once the College has received your completed application, the Dean of Admissions will contact you.

Step 4

Attend an Interview

If you are shortlisted for interview, the Dean of Admissions will invite you to meet with a member of the College’s senior academic panel. Skype interviews for interstate and overseas applicants can be arranged. The interview takes approximately 40 minutes.

The College will contact you to discuss the outcome of your application within one week after your interview.

Non-Residential Program

Students about to study at the University of Sydney in Semester 2 2019 and have secured their accommodation already, can apply for Affiliate Membership of the College. The application process is the same as for residency above, and many of the benefits of College life are also the same. The cost of a semester’s affiliation is $1,800.00. More information can be found here.

More Information

Book a tour find out more

Please contact the Registrar, (e) registrar@thewomenscollege.com.au or (t) +61 (0)2 9517 5018 to either book a tour of College or to discuss your College application.

Do you accept applications from overseas students or students on student visas?
Yes, each year between 15% and 20% of the College’s fresher cohort comprise students who come from international locations. Some are students who intend to study at the University of Sydney under a student study visa. Others are students of expatriate families who hold Australian passports but wish to study in Sydney and live in the College community.
What if have done IB, OP, or A levels?
The Principal and Vice Principal are experienced in understanding and reviewing different national and international school results for the purposes of assessing an applicant’s academic performance. The majority of these alternatives can be converted to an ATAR score as part of the final enrolment process, prior to a University offer.
What if I don’t wish to study at the University of Sydney or don’t receive an offer from the University of Sydney?

A student must be enrolled in a full-time tertiary degree at university. While the College is situated within the University of Sydney, students who wish to expand their academic, leadership and social opportunities at Women’s may be studying at one of the following metropolitan universities (approved universities):

  • Australian Catholic University (Sydney)
  • Macquarie University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus
  • University of Technology Sydney.

For a student entering tertiary study for the first time, and who wishes to study at a university other than the University of Sydney, the student is required to:

  • have a confirmed place at The Women’s College (evidence by signed Student Residency Agreement (SRA) and payment of an Admissions Confirmation Fee); and
  • provide the requisite documentation to the College of their ATAR and university course offer by the first round of university offers in January within the timeframe indicated in the SRA.
Does everyone get offered an interview?
No. Only shortlisted applicants are offered an interview.
When are interviews conducted?
The interview process commences in the first week of April each year. Once the on-line application is complete and the supporting documentation is received, a completed application is assessed for interview. Successful applicants are invited to interview and offers are made until the all places are filled. Waiting lists are established for late placement before the commencement of an academic year. Interviews are normally conducted in person but may be held on Skype if a student is unable to attend (e.g. is abroad).
When are Women’s College offers made?
An offer is made in writing from the Principal to the applicant as soon as practicable following interview. All offers (residency and affiliate) are conditional on the applicant receiving a full time offer in a course of study at the University of Sydney.
What if I don’t want to live at College, but would like to be part of Women’s as a student?
Women’s offers an Affiliate Program for non-resident students. The application process is the same as for a resident, and many of the benefits of College life are also the same. More information is available on the website.
Which are the approved universities for membership of Women's?
  • University of Sydney
  • Australian Catholic University (Sydney)
  • Macquarie University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus
  • University of Technology Sydney.