Study abroad at the University of Sydney. Live and learn at St Paul's College.

Living at St Paul’s College encompasses the best experience of life at the University of Sydney, with an unparalleled combination of facilities and programmes of higher value and at lower comparable cost than available alternatives.

A residential collegiate community at the heart of the University

Consisting of about 300 male undergraduate students and about 140 female and male postgraduate students, St Paul’s College is a small yet diverse educational community within the vast tertiary education community. Undergraduate men can choose to join the undergraduate community. All Study Abroad students, women and men  postgraduates, may join in Graduate House at St Paul’s

At the core of the College experience is a sense of belonging and connectedness – friendships form between young people of ability as they pursue varied university studies while participating in the exhilarating process of learning together. Student leadership and opportunities are at the heart of College life.

Meals daily

3 meals every day in the Undergraduate community, or breakfast and dinner daily in Graduate House during the week


Participation in a wide range of College programmes across academic support, leadership, service, pastoral care, sport, music, drama and social activities, as well as access to the brand new, state of the art St Paul’s College gym

Beautiful setting

As Australia’s oldest University college, enjoy our wonderful architecture within a garden setting at the centre of the University campus; as well as outstanding communal facilities

Academic support

Enjoy access to over 60 tutorials weekly, offered exclusively to College students, in addition to mentoring opportunities from senior academic staff.

The best experience of life at the University of Sydney

“Every aspect of a student’s needs is met at St Paul’s. This includes everything from tutoring, athletics, formal dinners, an unbeatable location and social events. St Paul’s College is the most incredible place I have ever lived, hands down.”

– 2017 Study Abroad student, from the University of Texas


“Coming to St. Paul’s College was the best decision I made for my exchange at USyd. Being a member has given me many opportunities—from being a chorister in the College choir to participating in the intercollegiate Palladian Cup. I’m just very thankful to be able to wake up every day and be a part of such a welcoming community in such a historic place.”

– 2018 Study Abroad student, from George Washington University


“It’s a real community at St Paul’s. Regardless of if you know people or not, everyone is always willing to have a friendly chat. Also a great place to get the “Australian experience”!”

– 2018 Study Abroad student, from the University of York

Study Abroad
Open day 2018

More information and apply

For more information, and to apply for residency as a Study Abroad student, you should register your interest during the standard application process to study at the University of Sydney as an incoming Study Abroad student. We work closely with the University to offer places to students participating in its Study Abroad programme.

St Paul’s accepts applications from Study Abroad students up until the commencement of each semester. The application fee is waived for Study Abroad students entering for one or two semesters.

Register interest with the College Registrar at the form below. The College Registrar would also be glad to answer any of your questions about residency at St Paul’s.