Before you apply

After you have completed your research and you believe The Women’s College is your preferred residential college, please complete the Expression of Interest form – Expression of Interest

Application Options

Decide on whether you are applying to be a resident or non resident.

Before you Apply:

We strongly encourage you to get to know us before you begin the application process. Explore our website, ask around to see if anyone you know is familiar with The Women’s College, follow our Facebook page and even Google us!

Application process:

Visit The Women’s College admission instruction 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.

Associate Membership Program

Becoming an Associate provides many connections within the Women’s College community and to other colleges on campus at The University of Queensland. It is a great opportunity for any student who commutes to university and wants to embrace the many benefits of a residential college such as academic tutorials, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Download –  Associate Membership flyer_A4

Membership to the Associate Program includes the following benefits:

Orientation Week (first semester)

  • Participation in the Orientation Week Program (includes all accommodation, meals and activities for six days with all residents and associates for first year)
  • Women’s College polo shirt and cap

Facilities

  • Join College residents for lunch during the week in the dining hall at no additional cost
  • Opportunity to purchase dinner in the Dining Hall at an additional fee per meal
  • Access to study spaces eg. Study Hub, music rooms
  • 30% discount on apartment rentals (subject to availability)
  • Tennis court access

Educational

  • Attend college-run tutorials
  • Pastoral care and academic support from staff and student leaders
  • Attend Formal Dinners (dinner, guest speaker & networking opportunities)

Ready to Lead Program

  • Opportunity to participate in a bespoke leadership development program called ‘Ready to Lead’
  • Access mentoring and internship opportunities

Social

  • Purchase tickets to Social events organised by the Student Club Executive
  • Purchase Women’s College student merchandise
  • Opportunity to obtain UQ Sport gym membership at a discounted rate for Women’s College students.
  • Participate in cultural and community service activities.

To apply to The Women’s College to be an Associate member, please complete the online application form – https://www.womens.uq.edu.au/application-form/

2021 Fees:

  • $1,800 – First Year Associate (includes Polo Shirt, Cap & O-Week events)
  • $1,200 – General Associate (returning associate or resident who is leaving and wishes to stay connected)

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 on tel: 3377 4500.

Please note that Associate members cannot participate in the sporting and cultural ICC (Inter-College Competition) activities as all ICC participants must reside within the College, however they can attend and support such events, and are certainly welcome to join any social team that fellow students might organise. Associates are able to participate in any community/volunteering activities and are also invited to social events as well.

Before you Apply:

We strongly encourage you to get to know us before you begin the application process. Explore our website, ask around to see if anyone you know is familiar with The Women’s College, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Application process:

Visit The Women’s College admission instruction page for a step to step guide for admission.

Once The Women’s College receives the completed online application and supporting documents, 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.

My family lives in Norman Park in south east Brisbane. When my dad and aunty were younger, they both attended college at UQ with my aunty residing at Women’s and they found it to be one of the most enjoyable experiences of their lives. I was keen to be able to experience something similar so decided in 2019 to be an associate member. I enjoyed the experience immensely that I decided to become a resident in 2020 even though my family still lives a 20 minute drive away. I have absolutely love every minute of college. The community is so supportive and helps me balance out my sport and studies. I hope other graduating school students and their families realise that college really is an experience for anyone.

Zoe Garraway, 2019 Women’s College Associate Member/2020-2021 Resident/2021 Associate Officer

If you would like to apply for a bursary to assist with your residency fees:

  1. Ensure your online application for residency at the College has been submitted
  2. To apply for a bursary click here

We must receive the bursary online application no later than the last Friday of September prior to planned residency year.

Application Criteria

We use a range of criteria to determine the order of offers for placement including:

  • Academic merit
  • Community engagement
  • Cultural achievements
  • Sporting achievements
  • Suitability to College life and potential to maximise the opportunity
  • Historical and family connection to College
  • Home location (priority to rural and regional Queenslanders)