Why Choose Trinity College

Your pathway to the University of Melbourne starts here.

Our students live in the heart of one of the world's most liveable cities, while studying and creating lifelong friendships with peers from all over Australia and the world. For international students, Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) is the first step towards an exciting and fulfilling undergraduate degree and career.

Thrive in a world-class academic environment

There are many reasons to consider studying at Trinity College.

Trinity College has almost 30 years of experience and expertise in preparing international students for tertiary education success. The majority of TCFS graduates receive offers in University of Melbourne undergraduate courses following the program.

Classes are conducted by first-rate academic staff, and many of them also teach at the University of Melbourne. You'll benefit from exposure to university-style lectures and small tutorial class sizes that encourage participation and independent learning skills.

A range of intake options, a flexible curriculum and personalised assistance with subject selection will ensure that you're in the best possible position to meet entry requirements for your desired tertiary courses.

Other benefits of studying at Trinity College include:

  • Use of the Trinity College Library and the Baillieu Library (the University of Melbourne's main library)
  • Access to a stunning, first rate campus in Parkville, only a short tram ride from Melbourne's vibrant CBD.

Enjoy a range of social and sporting activities

There's never a dull moment at Trinity College. Our supportive and comprehensive orientation program will help you meet new friends and adjust to your new life, then you'll have the chance to join a number of sporting and social clubs throughout your studies.

Our exciting extracurricular activities include:

  • Sport
  • Music
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Spiritual
  • Community.

You'll also have access to the University of Melbourne's sport and learning resources, and will be able to take up a range of leadership opportunities to feed your interests and allow your talents to shine outside of study.

Benefit from ongoing support and development

You'll be supported to reach your full potential from day one at Trinity College. A comprehensive range of student welfare and support services is available to you, with a 24-hour hotline there to assist if you ever need to talk to someone. You'll receive assistance in finding suitable accommodation and staff members are always available to act as mentors and guide you throughout the entire program. At Trinity College we also have student counsellors and chaplains on hand to assist with personal matters.

Beyond graduation, you'll join a strong global alumni network, with almost 27,000 graduates. You can join our online platform, My Trinity Connect, to keep in touch with other graduates from both the Trinity College Foundation Studies program and Residential College and will have ongoing access to mentoring and job opportunities.

Trinity College Foundation Studies is your pathway to studying at the University of Melbourne. Learn more about the innovative Melbourne Model of education.