Residential Fees

We strive to ensure our fees remain reasonable and equitable, allowing access to the Sancta experience for ambitious and community-minded students

COVID-19 Financial Ease for New Students  

In response to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on household economies, we have introduced new arrangements that will enable students to begin their applications to live at Sancta with confidence. 

We have: 

– Waived the $150 Application Fee until further notice. This was usually payable in order to submit your application. 

– Changed the requirement regarding the Commitment Fee. This is normally $1,000 payable upon accepting an official offer to reside at Sancta. Until further notice, this amount no longer needs to be paid at the time of accepting an offer. Instead, accepted students are required to make this payment at least seven (7) business days prior to checking in and commencing at Sancta.

residential fee Inclusions

All meals are fully catered for, including Formal Dinners every Monday evening during the semesterWi-Fi (100GB per month) throughout the CollegeFull membership to Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness

CCTV, swipe card access, two executive staff members living onsite & 24/7 on-call Resident AssistantsFortnightly room servicingAccess to College, University and student-run community events

University of Sydney Union membership, offering unique benefits and access to all University clubs and societies

Access to Sancta’s Professional Mentoring Program

Access to Academic Mentoring & weekly tutorial programs

Pastoral care and support from College leadership and staff

Opportunity to participate in Intercollege and Intramural sporting competitions including netball, rowing, diving, soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball & athletics

Opportunity to participate in Intercollege cultural competitions including solo vocal, instruments, debating, oration, drama & dance

Undergraduate Accommodation


The College has a fee structure of 40 weeks per year for undergraduate students, which matches the academic year of The University of Sydney for 2019 onwards. By comparison, commercial student accommodation providers and private rental arrangements generally oblige students to sign 52-week contracts. Students can opt to stay longer than their contracted time by paying per additional week. 




Graduate House

Accommodation for FEmale and Male Postgraduates, Honours students and visiting academics from $634 per week

All Graduate House rooms are single occupancy with a private ensuite bathroom. The fee structure for residents in Graduate House recognises the longer study programs of many postgraduate courses, with options for either a 40-week or 46-week contract. 




Staying longer

Agreements are structured around the academic year of The University of Sydney as many students opt to visit family, stay with friends or travel during the Christmas period. Students are welcome to apply to remain at Sancta outside of contracted weeks. Charges must be prepaid and are added per additional week beyond the contract.