Undergraduate Student Accommodation in Sydney at Sancta Sophia College

The serene student rooms in Sydney, surrounded by tranquility and brimming with distinctive character, craft a feminine environment steeped in history and evoking a sense of old-world academia.

Most undergraduates reside in the Heritage (Main) Building, built in 1926. Here, female students undertaking their first degrees enjoy a space that is calming and inspiring, lending itself to academic achievement and the forging of lifelong friendships. Residents join us from all over Australia and the world as domestic, international and exchange students. Our tradition of being a home away from home for women from regional Australia remains strong today. 


Learn more about our residential fee inclusions or how to apply to live at Sancta.

Applications for 2025 (full year) are being accepted now. Early application is highly advised.


Sydney Student UNDERGRADUATE ROOM Features

king single Or double bed

Get a good night’s sleep on your large bed

Wardrobe and storage space

Built-in wardrobe and storage space to store your clothes and belongings

Space to study

Your own large desk, complete with chair and lamp.

ceiling fan and heater

Stay cool in summer and warm in winter


HEritage (Main) Building Features

All-female accommodation

105 single rooms, 33 twin-share rooms and 8 ensuite rooms

Safe and secure

CCTV, fob key access to buildings and rooms, 24/7 onsite support

Modern Shared bathrooms

Bathrooms on every floor with private shower cubicles

High-speed wi-fi internet

Stay connected anywhere in Heritage Building

Self-service laundry

Washing and drying facilities available when you need them

Multifunction laser printer

Print, scan or copy documents for university 

Cooking Spaces

All your meals are already catered for, but there is a modern fully equipped kitchen for when you want to cook socially or for yourself 

Social spaces

Three large common rooms equipped with TVs, table tennis, lounges, and more

Dining hall and servery

A large dining hall where you can enjoy your meals (included in your fees) with friends

Library and study spaces

Private and group study spaces available any hour of the day

tutorial rooms

All residents have access to our Academic Tutorial Program to help you maximise your academic potential

music room

Dedicated space to practise, equipped with a piano and PA

tranquil quadrangle

A large rectangular garden space cherished by all Sancta students

direct access to the grounds of the university of sydney

A quick and easy walk to your classes


Explore Sancta’s Distinctive Offerings in Sydney

Who typically resides in the Heritage Building?

Female students pursuing their first degrees make up the majority of residents in the Heritage Building. We welcome domestic, international, and exchange students from across Australia and worldwide. Our tradition of being a home away from home for women from regional Australia remains strong.

What types of rooms are available in the Heritage Building?

The Heritage Building offers a variety of room options, including single king and double beds. Each room features a built-in wardrobe and storage space for your belongings, a large desk with a chair and lamp for studying, and amenities like a ceiling fan and heater for year-round comfort.

What amenities does the Heritage Building offer?

The Heritage Building provides a range of amenities, including secure accommodation with CCTV and fob key access. Modern shared bathrooms are on each floor with private shower cubicles, high-speed Wi-Fi for connectivity, self-service laundry facilities, and a multifunction laser printer for university-related tasks.

Is there a kitchen available for residents?

While meals are already catered for, the Heritage Building features a fully equipped modern social or personal cooking kitchen.

What common spaces are available for residents?

The Heritage Building offers three large common rooms equipped with TVs, table tennis, and lounges for relaxation and recreation. There is also a dining hall where friends enjoy meals, private and group study spaces, access to an Academic Tutorial Program, a music room equipped with a piano and PA, and a tranquil quadrangle for outdoor leisure.

How convenient is the location of Sancta Sophia College?

The Heritage Building provides direct access to the grounds of the University of Sydney, allowing residents quick and easy access to their classes and university activities.

Are there any special programs for residents?

Yes, all residents have access to our Academic Tutorial Program, which is designed to help you maximise your academic potential and succeed in your studies.

What is the significance of the tranquil quadrangle?

The tranquil quadrangle is a cherished large rectangular garden space that serves as a serene outdoor area for all Sancta students to enjoy and relax in.

How does Sancta Sophia College uphold its tradition for women from regional Australia?

Our tradition of providing a home away from home for women from regional Australia remains strong, offering them a supportive and welcoming environment as they pursue their studies.

When should I apply for accommodation?

Applications for 2025 (full year) will open in April 2024. Early application is highly advised to secure your spot in our unique student rooms in Sydney.


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