As a student at the University of Sydney, you will have the option of applying to live on campus in a Residential College or you can opt for housing in student apartments. As you read the information below, please be sure to review the general accommodation information for Australia.
The residential colleges at the university are well-established and steeped in tradition. As a member of a residential college, you will be part of a community of residents. This involves participating in organized social functions, eating together in the college dining hall and taking part in other activities. Most colleges have teams that compete against the other halls in a range of sports. Living in a college is an excellent way to meet local students and to make the most of your time in Australia, but it is not for everyone. The application process for residential colleges is very competitive.
Sancta Sophia College
Located near the sport arena and cricket oval, Sancta Sophia College houses students (women only) in single and shared bedrooms with communal bathroom facilities. Student life at Sancta Sophia is very social: you can participate in competitive or intramural sport, take part in the College’s drama productions or simply sit back and enjoy the musical talent of your college mates.
The Quadrangle is a popular gathering place for students and often used for social events. The common rooms, featuring leather couches, a grand piano and a sandstone fireplace, can be used daily as a place to sit back and relax or for other organized activities. A fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare for at your leisure, though as part of your full meal plan, you will regularly dine with fellow residents.
Located near to the Business School and Aquatic Centre, Mandelbaum House provides accommodation in private bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. With only 32 students, strong friendships are often formed with fellow residents. Common areas include a living room, games area and rooftop lounge. Amenities also include laundry facilities and rental bicycles which has proven popular among students. As a resident, a full meal plan is included, so you will dine with fellow residents. In keeping with Mandelbaum House’s Jewish heritage, all meals are kosher.
If you prefer a more independent style of accommodation, student apartments are available in the areas on and around campus. All apartments are close to cafes, restaurants and shops and feature kitchen facilities where you will prepare your own meals.
Sydney University Village
Located adjacent to campus in a friendly, secure community setting, Sydney University Village (SUV) provides self-catered accommodation in either studio apartments or a private bedroom in a five bedroom shared apartment. Residents in the shared apartments have an internal kitchen and residents in the studio units have access to a shared kitchen facility on site, so all residents can prepare their own meals. Other amenities include a recreation and games room, a café, a convenience store and a resource center with computer, printing and scanning facilities.
These are fully furnished, self contained apartments/homes usually with 2-4 bedrooms. They are located in close proximity to the University of Sydney. Students will share a bedroom, and will share the apartment with other international students. They will be responsible for their own cooking, cleaning and laundry.