A place to learn

A place to learn

Committed to academic excellence, St John’s College provides a variety of opportunities to learn in both structured and informal environments. With the largest tutorial program of all the University of Sydney colleges and a resident Academic Dean, St John’s College can help you with any difficulties you might face with your studies, communicating with the University, study skills and future career.

Of equal importance are the informal occasions, such as the opportunity to form diverse networks with your peers, to meet leaders from a range of academic fields at one of the College’s many Formal Dinners and to become part of an alumni body that has contributed much to society. You will leave St John’s College with the skills and knowledge needed to serve you for a rewarding and fruitful career.

A caring environment


At St John’s College, we recognise that life can throw unexpected hurdles that can affect your academic and personal life as well as your health. To provide support through any difficulties faced, St John’s College has a range of mechanisms designed to provide 24 hour pastoral care.

There are resident senior staff including the Rector and Vice-Rector; there is the Dean and Resident Assistants and Corridor Representatives; and there is a College Psychologist and Chaplain available for appointments.

Social events and activities

St John’s College residents enjoy an active social life with other students in the on-campus residential communities. You will quickly make friends in our open, tolerant and inclusive student body. Our students come from all over Australia and from overseas so wherever you are from you will have the opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

College life is full to the brim with opportunities to get involved. Whether it be inter-college (intercol) sports, music, plays or debating, you can polish your skills to the pitch of perfection or have a go at something new. The St John’s College Students’ Club manages the College’s participation in intercol sport (Rawson Cup and Rosebowl) and cultural (Palladian Cup) competitions. There are also opportunities for productions such as the intercol musical and intercol orchestra. All of this is in addition to the literally hundreds of clubs and societies on offer at the University of Sydney through the Union and Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness.

College fees include the following: