Associate Member Program

Women's College Associate members live outside the College but can call Women’s ‘home’ while at university and enjoy all the benefits of College life.  

Becoming a Women’s College Associate also provides social connections within the Women’s College community and to other colleges on campus. It is great for students who are commuting, are new to Brisbane or living in accommodation where meeting like-minded women is difficult.

The Associate Program includes:

  • Opportunity to be a part of the vibrant student community of The Women’s College
  • Participation in the Orientation Week Program (includes all accommodation and activities over 5 nights and 6 days) (First Year Associates)
  • Women’s College “Fresher 2018” polo shirt and cap (First Year Associates)
  • Formal Dinners (frequently during semester on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening and include three course meal, guest speaker, and networking opportunities)
  • 10 meal vouchers so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Dining Hall
  • Opportunity to purchase additional meal vouchers for the Dining Hall at reduced rate
  • Participation in the weekly tutorial program
  • Pastoral care and academic support
  • Opportunity to participate in social events in The Women’s College calendar e.g. The College Ball
  • Access to The Women’s College library, tennis court and music practice rooms – perfect for long breaks between classes
  • Opportunity to purchase Women’s College student merchandise
  • Opportunity to obtain UQ Sport gym membership at discounted rate for Women’s College students
  • Option of staying the night with a friend on occasion at the cost of $12/night for a roll-away bed



First Year Associate

(includes Fresher Shirt and Cap & full participation in O-Week)


Returning Associate



Fees are payable for the entire academic year, and are paid up front prior to the commencement of Semester 1.

Students wishing to join the College as an Associate for Semester 2 only should contact the College.

Optional Extras (to be added your account at your discretion):

UQ Sport Gold Gym Membership

(Women’s College discounted rate, usual price $695)


Additional Meals in the Dining Hall

(Associate discounted rate of $8/meal, usual price for Dining Hall guest is $12/meal)

$8 per meal

Women’s College Student Merchandise

Priced per item

Women’s College Student Social Events

Priced per ticket – paid directly to Student Club

*2017 Price. Price for 2018 to be advised.

Associate Members are often the first to be considered to fill places at Women’s should they become available throughout the academic year.  Therefore, we ask anyone wishing to become an Associate Member to complete a full and thoughtful application (completed via our website) and attend an interview. 

Application process

We have a limited number of Associate places and they fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to apply early. We appreciate thoughtful and complete applications.  

  • Visit The Women’s College admission page for a step to step guide for admission:
  • Once The Women's College receives the completed online application and supporting documents (two Referee Report Forms) we will send you an email asking you to contact us to arrange an interview. Interviews occur throughout the year.
  • An offer to join the Associate Program is based on your demonstrated ability to contribute to and gain from College life. We take into account your written application, interview presentation, referees’ reports, academic background, co-curricular and community involvement.

Applications are completed as for the Residential applicants via our Applications Page on this website. When applying through the portal (link on Applications Page) please choose the Associate Membership 2018 option. Note that information pertaining to the $110 application fee and the 30th September cut-off date does not apply to Associate Applications. Though it should be noted that it is recommended that you apply to join the Associate Program ASAP as limited places are available.

Telephone 3377 4550 or email

"The Associate Program has hugely benefited me academically and has allowed me to meet some great new people over the past two years. Not once did I feel like 'just an Associate' - the warm environment of Women's is something I will greatly miss. I hope that the Associate Program continues to grow in coming years. Thank you again!" - Ellen Taylor, 2014/2015 Women's College Associate Member