The Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) program is the perfect pathway to studying at Australia's highest ranked university, the University of Melbourne.

Please note that while Australian borders remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Trinity College Foundation Studies and Academic English programs will commence online. For further information, including a webpage outlining frequently asked questions, please click the button below.

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Here you will find details about how to apply to TCFS and what you'll need for you application.

How to apply

Applying to study at Trinity College is simple – just make sure you submit your application no later than five weeks from the study commencement date.

There are two ways you can apply.

Apply via an overseas representative

You can reach out to a registered overseas representative in your home country, who can help you apply for a position at Trinity College. They will assist you with the application process, and can also help organise accommodation and student visas for you.

Apply directly to Trinity College

You can apply for Foundation Studies directly with us. You'll need to provide:

  • a TCFS application form with all sections completed (submitted online at or by email to
  •  certified copies of original academic qualifications of all final year of schooling, including school reports, official examination certificates, forecast and preliminary results

  • evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable) – this can include IELTS or TOEFL result depending on your country of origin.

Certification of documents

All documents sent to Trinity College must be certified as being true copies of sighted originals. Certified translations must accompany documents in languages other than English. Trinity College accepts documents certified by the following people:

  • an international diplomatic mission staff member

  • an authorised Trinity College representative

  • the official records department of the educational institution that issued your original documents

  • a Justice of the Peace

  • a public notary.


How long will my application take to process?

Our admissions staff will assess your application for entry to TCFS as soon as it is received. If you are eligible for the program, we will then make you an offer for the intake that best suits your academic level and English requirements. Typically, you can expect to hear back from us within three working days to let you know if you have been successful in your application or not.

If you are a successful applicant, you will need to:

  • accept your letter of offer by the acceptance deadline
  • organise fee payments
  • have your accommodation choice approved by Trinity College
  • receive confirmation of enrolment from the University of Melbourne
  • apply for you visa.

Start your journey to becoming a student at the University of Melbourne by contacting your nearest overseas representative or apply directly through Trinity College.

If your application for entry into Trinity College is successful, firstly - congratulations! This is what you need to do next.