Student Support Services

Students of Theology have access to a range of services available to them to assist with study and living.

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Library Services

Trinity students have access to both Trinity's own Leeper Library and to the Dalton-McCaughey Theological Library nearby. Please see the Library page for more details.

Academic Support

All students enrolled at Trinity College are able to access specialist support for their academic program. This includes provision of regular classes or workshops in Theological Writing for ESL Students, Essay Writing Skills and Thesis Peparation. Please contact your lecturer or the Course Co-ordinator if you would like to discuss your particular needs.

Code of Conduct

All students enrolled at Trinity College are expected to understand and abide by the standards set out in the Code of Conduct. If you need advice or wish to speak to someone about a possible breach of the Code, please contact one of the official Advisors, the Registrar of the Theological School, or one of the Chaplains.

Fee-HELP (University Fee Loan Scheme)

Fee-HELP is the primary means by which students can be assisted with the cost of University of Divinity tuition fees. Fee-HELP is a loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. Students repay their loan through the tax system once their income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. The Government charges a loan fee for students who are enrolled in undergraduate courses. Fee-HELP brochures and forms are available from the Theological School office. Visit the University of Divinity website for more information.

Accommodation and Residence

The Theological School is not able to offer all students residence places or assistance with accommodation in Melbourne except in the form of offering general advice. We do, however, value participation in our residential community with its all the benefits of being able to partake in daily prayer, regular worship and the building of strong alliances with the rest of the student body. If you are a full-time student, and especially if you are a candidate for ordination, Trinity has available a small number of Resident Theological Scholarships

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Course fees are set by the University of Divinity for those enrolled in all formal award programs. Those undertaking the Ministry Formation Program only will be liable for fees for that program, but these can usually be offset by a studentship awards available to ordinands and those in the Year of Discernment.

The Theological School is able to offer various forms of financial assistance to students studying within the College. These are detailed on a separate Scholarships page that includes information on:

  • Theological Scholarships for those with financial need
  • Studentships to cover Formation Program fees for those seeking ordination
  • Residential Scholarships for a limited number of full-time class-based students.

International Students

Trinity College Theological School seeks to provide overseas students studying at the University of Divinity with a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Please see the International Students page for more details.