Sancta offers a complete home away from home for female undergraduate students studying at any of Sydney's major universities

Empowering young women to realise their potential


Sancta Sophia College has been a home away from home for thousands of young women from regional Australia and metropolitan Sydney over the past 97 years. Each year, Sancta is home to over 200 undergraduate female students, and our community draws from all corners – cities, rural and regional areas of Australia, as well as countries from across the globe.


Live in a safe and supportive Community

Applications to live at Sancta in 2024 (full year) are open now. In response to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on household economies, we have removed our application fee to enable future and current undergraduate students to begin their applications to live at Sancta in 2024 with confidence.



Join Our next Virtual Dinner

Residents of Sancta invite undergraduate women from across Australia who will be commencing or continuing their studies in 2024 to virtually dine with them from the comfort of your own home, whilst learning more about living on-campus and studying at Sydney’s major universities, including The University of SydneyThe University of Notre Dame, and University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Learn more and register