How to Apply: Step-by-step guide

Thank you for choosing St Catherine's College! Applying to live at St Catherine's College is a simple process. Here's everything you need to know to submit your application.

Step 1: Submit application for residency

Complete the online application on the UWA Residential Colleges Application Portal, with St Catherine's listed as your first preference. We make offers on a rolling basis and because we are a popular choice, applying early is crucial to securing your place.

Early Application Fee Waiver

Speak to Andrew, our Resident Admissions and Services Manager, about our early application fee waiver – submit your application to live at St Catherine's before 31 October 2017 and we'll waive the $125 application fee if you are accepted into our College.

Andrew Boyd – Resident Admissions and Services Manager
Phone: +61 8 9442 0590

Step 2: Submit Two Referee Report Forms

You will need to provide two Referee Report forms in support of your application. Please ask your nominated referees to send the completed Referee Report form directly to the College.

Forms can be submitted to our postal address (2 Park Road, Crawley WA 6009), or by email (

Step 3: Submit application for a scholarship

Consider applying for a scholarship to live at St Catherine's. We invest $800,000 annually in a range of residential scholarships and bursaries which provide a substantial discount on your fees. Scholarship applications for 2018 are now open and close on 30 January 2018 – for more information, visit our scholarships page.

Step 4: Interview with the Head of College

Once we have received your online application and Referee Report forms, we will arrange a suitable time with you for an interview. There is no need to be nervous about the interview – it is an opportunity for us to get to know you better, as well as for you to ask us anything and ensure that you know what is expected as a resident at St Catherine’s.

Please review our interview preparation information prior to your interview to ensure that you are well prepared before meeting our Head of College or Deputy Head of College. The interview can be done in person or via telephone if you do not reside in Perth.

It is also important that you familiarise yourself with the College’s Resident Handbook, which details our Code of Conduct and Guidelines to ensure that you know what is expected of you as a resident at St Catherine’s College.

Step 5: Application Outcome

Successful applicants will receive an offer of accommodation. Conditional on your acceptance to university, you will be required to sign a contract and pay a non-refundable fee to secure your place at the College. If you are not successful in your application, the UWA Residential Colleges Application Portal will forward your details to your next college of preference.

Other General Notes

  • The only way you can apply for a place at any of the UWA residential colleges is through the UWA Residential Colleges Application Portal, managed by the UWA Accommodation department
  • This application process is the same for all the UWA residential colleges
  • If you are unsure of any part of the process please call us so we can talk it through with you
  • If you would like to come for a tour of the College, please contact us to make an appointment
  • If you have already nominated another UWA residential college as your first preference in the application portal and would like to amend that, simply contact us to request the change

Andrew Boyd
Resident Admissions and Services Manager

"Thank you for your interest in applying for residency at St Catherine's College. I look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you in the near future. If you have any enquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me."

Phone: +61 8 9442 0590