Associate (Non-Resident) Program

Sancta offers an Associate Program for non-residents

Sancta’s Associate members live outside the College, either at home or in alternative accommodation. The Associate Program allows members to still call Sancta ‘home’ during their days at university and benefit from many aspects of Sancta’s rich College life.

A Sancta Associate can share in meals, access the College tutorial and mentoring program, use the common areas for study and importantly develop a wide, supportive social circle and build professional connections with the Sancta alumni network.



When applying to become an Associate, select 2024 Associate Program (non-resident) from the list of contract options. 

Benefits of the Associate Program

Attendance at weekly Formal Dinners

Two-course meal with the entire Sancta student body and staff leadership held on Monday evenings and featuring regular guest speakers.

Participation in the Welcome Week Program

All Associates have access to Sancta’s Welcome Week social events and activities, making the adjustment to Uni life much easier.

First-Year students who join the Associate Program also have access to four nights’ accommodation at Sancta during Welcome Week.

Attendance at special College events

This includes traditional College celebrations throughout the year, as well as social, fundraising and community-building events organised by the Sancta Sophia Students Association and the College.

All meals provided in Sancta’s Dining Hall throughout the semester

Breakfast is available from 6.30 am – 9.30 am, lunch is available from 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm and dinner is served from 5.30 pm – 7:30 pm seven days per week.

All meals are catered as a self-serve buffet, provided by our onsite professional caterers.

Participation in social sport and cultural activities

Sancta participates in various social sporting competitions as well as cultural competitions such as debating and improvisation tournaments.

Access to College Wi-Fi and all common study areas

Associates can use our Library, music practice room, common areas, tutorial rooms and printers.

Discounted overnight stays at Sancta

Associates can occasionally stay at Sancta overnight in friends’ rooms at the cost of $20/night for a roll-away bed. Requests are subject to approval by the Vice Principal and permission is limited to one night per request. 

Membership to the University of Sydney Union and full gym membership to Sydney University Sport and Fitness (SUSF)

Full access to the fitness and sporting facilities of SUSF including gym/fitness centre, classes, basketball courts and more. 

Lifetime membership to the College Alumni Association

Associates become eligible after one full year as a College Associate.


Associate Program Fees 2024


Undergraduate Associate Membership

$2,800.00 per semester.

Undergraduate students joining Welcome Week in 2024 can access onsite accommodation for 4 nights and all activities during Welcome Week for an additional $510 in Semester 1 2024.


Postgraduate Associate Membership

$2,800.00 per semester.


Recent Alumni Associate Membership

$2,800.00 per semester.


Once-off fees

  • Application fee: $0 (no application fee for any 2024 application)
  • Commitment bond on acceptance of offer: $200 (Refundable on final departure from College, subject to due notice being given and deduction of any outstanding fees, costs or charges. Not refundable if enrolment is not commenced).
  • College jersey: $110 (collected on behalf of the Students’ Association or Senior Common Room)


Additional fees or penalties

  • College access fob or card lost or not returned: $30
  • Associate locker key lost or not returned: $30 (lockers are subject to availability)
  • Falsely, wilfully, or carelessly causing emergency evacuation: up to $2,200



Should Associates take up a residential place at the College, the application and enrolment fees will be carried across. 

Residents of other University of Sydney Residential Colleges are not eligible to apply for this program.