When will applications for 2025 open? 

You can submit your application online from 29 April 2024. Interviews will take place from 27 May 2024.  

I have applied, when will I have my interview?  

Once you submit your application and pay the application fee, you will receive an email which includes a link to book your interview. The email may not appear in your primary inbox, so please check your junk/spam folders.   

How can I update my application?  

Your application can be updated via the Portal which can be accessed via the Apply Now button on our website. If you run into any issues with updating your details, please email 


Do first year Associate Members need to attend Welcome Week?  

Yes, during the week-long Welcome Week, you’ll ‘live’ at the College and become fully immersed in life at Duchesne. This is a wonderful opportunity to make friends before university starts and to participate in some fun activities with a great group of women. 

Can Associate Members participate in ICC competitions?  

While you’re not eligible to compete in ICC competitions, you are certainly encouraged to lend your voice to the ‘blue heart’ support crew at sporting, community and cultural events. You can, however, can attend the annual ICC Ball.  


I’ve had an interview, when will I receive an offer?  

Once you have completed your interview, your application will be assessed by the Dean of Students and Deputy Head of College (Students). We have several offer rounds starting from June right through to the start of the new academic year (depending on room availability). All offers are at the discretion of the Head of College and in line with our Enrolment Policy 

I don’t have an offer from a university yet, do I still need to accept my offer of a place and pay my deposit?  

To secure your place at Duchesne, you need to accept your offer and pay the deposit by the due date as per your offer letter. If you are unsuccessful in gaining an offer at a tertiary institution in Brisbane, and you’re no longer able to take up your place at Duchesne College, you’ll need to provide documentary evidence to be eligible for a refund of your deposit.  

I want to take a gap year; can I accept my offer for 2025 and defer to 2026?  

Yes, you can! You will need to pay the required deposit and request in writing that you wish to defer your place until 2026. 


How much are the fees for 2025?  

Fees are reviewed annually, and 2025 fees will be published in late-November 2024.  In the interim, please refer to our website for the current fees.  

Do you offer room fees only if I want to cook my own meal?  

Our fees are inclusive of all meals – 3 meals per day, 7 days per week. We do provide a kitchen for those times when you wish to prepare your own meals; however, fees are not adjusted to accommodate this. 

Do I need to pay a deposit?  

All places offered are conditional on receipt of the deposit and commencement fee. Deposits must be paid by the due date as stated in your offer letter.  


Do I need to do a tour of the college before I have an interview? 

While you aren’t required to take a tour of the College before your interview, we do encourage you to see our facilities in person as well as meet some of our wonderful residents. Tours can be scheduled at any time and at your convenience. If you’re unable to make a tour, we recommend familiarising yourself with our website and social media to find out what Duchesne has to offer. 

I can’t find my email to book an interview, what should I do?  

We will resend the email to you, but please make sure you check junk and spam folders. The subject of the email will be ‘Duchesne College: Application Received’.  

Do I need to attend the interview in-person? 

Interviews can be conducted in-person, via the phone or online. We will do our best to fit in with your schedule.   


When do first year students move in for 2025? 

We anticipate that first year students will move in for the start of Welcome Week on Sunday 11 February 2025.  More information will be communicated closer to the date.  

Do I need to move out between Semesters 1 and 2?  

No, our enrolments are based on a 39-week contract. 

When is move-out date for Semester 2? 

Unless you have an offer to reside at the College during the Summer Semester teaching period, you are required to vacate the College on Sunday 17 November 2024.  


When do applications for scholarships and bursaries open? 

We anticipate that applications for College scholarships and bursaries will open in late August 2024.  Please keep an eye out on our social media platforms and our website for updated information. Please also check directly with the university you intend to study at for any scholarship opportunities that may be available.  


Do you have tutorials at the College?  

Yes, you can access up to four 1-hour tutorials each week based on what you are studying.  We employ qualified tutors to deliver tutorials at the College covering a broad range of disciplines. 

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