Based on Trinity’s philosophy that a true education develops the whole person by stimulating curiosity and openness to new learning and ideas, the generalist Foundation Studies program produces graduates who are informed, critical, self-reflective and morally aware. We aim to be the best foundation studies program in Australia, providing the best bridging year for international students that you expect from a premier academic institution.
The course develops confidence and creativity in students and equips them to discover, extend and express themselves, as well as to achieve their personal, vocational and social goals. Students comprehend the world, relate well to others, and are high academic achievers.
Students learn in university-style lectures and tutorials, and participate in a broad program of extracurricular activities.
Because individual expression is valued and encouraged, students gain a unique educational and intellectual advantage that underpins all their future learning.
Focus on University of Melbourne entry
Foundation Studies students receive individual guidance on the best pathway to the University of Melbourne course of their choice. As well as undertaking the two core curriculum subjects, students study three electives from the 12 on offer at Foundation Studies.
Staff advisers ensure students have an individual program that places them in the best possible position to be offered a place in the course of their choice at the University of Melbourne. This means students study the required prerequisite subjects and have every opportunity to attain the TCFS score that will guarantee them admission.
Trinity and the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is recognised as a leading international university throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and is Australia's No.1 ranked university. (Times Higher Education Rankings 2018)
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a leader in academic research, innovation, teaching and learning.
The Trinity College Foundation Studies office is situated within the main Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne. This area is recognised as Australia’s premier knowledge precinct, with eight hospitals, many leading research institutions, and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.
Most Foundation Studies classes are conducted at Trinity College’s main campus on Royal Parade in Parkville. However, some classes are conducted at the University of Melbourne, and in other College buildings on Royal Parade and Swanston Street, in close proximity to the University of Melbourne.
Progression to the University of Melbourne
Graduates of Trinity College Foundation Studies are guaranteed a place in the University of Melbourne course of their choice if they satisfy the prerequisites summarised in the table below. We have an outstanding success rate of our graduates going directly to the University of Melbourne, making us a premier international pathway program in Australia.