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2020 Resident Student Fees

The vibrant St John’s College community offers outstanding services and facilities.

What’s included:

  • Each room is single occupancy with a minimum size King Single bed, desk and chair, either an en-suite bathroom or a shared bathroom on the corridor.
  • Academic support with a comprehensive Tutorial Program
  • 24 hour onsite pastoral care
  • Three meals a day, seven days a week
  • Inclusion in special College events, such as the University Honours Dinner and Archbishop’s Dinner and Formal Dinner on Monday evenings.
  • College jersey and academic gown
  • Unlimited wifi throughout the College
  • Weekly room cleaning
  • Opportunity to participate and compete in intercollege sporting and cultural programs.
  • Membership of the University of Sydney Union and Sydney University Sport and Fitness
  • Chapel
  • Onsite sporting facilities including gym, tennis court and oval
  • Onsite laundry facility

Affiliate Student Program

As an affiliate student, you become part of the St John’s community and share in the benefits that residential students experience. This includes the comprehensive tutorial program and access to all College spaces and facilities. The College becomes your daytime “home” on campus with a locker for you to store your books, sports equipment and other items. As an Affiliate student you receive priority on the waiting list for residential vacancies that may arise during the year.

2020 Affiliate Fees

The College academic year runs from Saturday 22 February – Monday 30 November 2020 – a total of 40 weeks (2 x 20 week semesters which include the mid-year break).

Scholarships and Bursaries

St John’s is committed to providing opportunities for assistance with costs associated with living at the College. Various scholarships and bursaries, with a total value over $500,000, are awarded at the discretion of the College, to commencing and returning students.

Scholarships and Bursaries range in amounts and are attributed to College fees. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate high academic achievement or outstanding abilities. Bursaries are awarded to students who are Australian citizens, primarily based on financial need, and are offered on the condition that other means of financial support have been explored and exhausted.

As part of your application for a 2020 Scholarship or Bursary you will be requested to upload the following documents.


  • University transcript or published work if applicable


  • Student income details
  • Parent tax returns and Income Tax Assessments from FY17/18 and FY18/19

2020 Scholarship Application

Open to Commencing students only.
Application closes Friday 10 January 2020.

Applicants will be considered for all Scholarships and Bursaries for which they are eligible and will be notified of the result of their application on or before 30 January 2020.

The specific scholarships below may be applied for separately. To apply please click on the scholarship name to open the appropriate application form.

  • Harvey/Gadigal Scholarship is offered to a an indigenous student studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification. The Scholarship may be held for up to 4 years while the student remains enrolled in the qualification program for which the Scholarship was granted, subject to satisfactory academic progression.
  • Harvey Medical Scholarship is offered to a student who is an Australian citizen undertaking the Doctor of Medicine program. The Scholarship may be held for up to 4 years while the student is enrolled in the MD program subject to satisfactory academic progression.
  • Matt Laffan Scholarship provides financial support to a physically disabled student. It was established in 2009 in memory of Matt Laffan, a former student in college 1989-93 who passed away in 2009 from complications related to his physical disability. A face to face interview forms part of the scholarship selection process.
  • Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust Scholarship is offered to a student in their first year of an undergraduate qualification at the University of Sydney and resident at St John’s College, an Australian citizen, actively engaged in sporting pursuits, whose home address is outside the Sydney metropolitan area. A face to face interview forms part of the selection process.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs
Am I eligible for financial assistance?

Financial assistance applications are means tested and ranked against all other applicants. The College reserves the right to decline financial assistance where the College determines students have a reasonable ability to pay. Financial assistance is awarded as a credit against College fees each semester.

What do I need to include when applying for financial assistance?

Supporting documentation will need to be included with your application to demonstrate your need. This can include:

Tax return records and Income Tax Assessments for you and your parents for the past two years
Evidence of academic achievement including transcripts of academic results.

When is the best time to apply for assistance?

We recommend applying at the same time as you apply for a place at College. Some of the supporting documentation required for the financial assistance application is included in your application for a place at the College.

Can I earn money at College?

St John’s College offers approximately 20 employment positions to students, from the beginning of their second year at College.