Pathways School

Your pathway to undergraduate study at the University of Melbourne.

We’re back! After two long years, we’re very excited to be able to welcome students back to Melbourne and face-to-face classes at the Trinity College Pathways School.

The state of Victoria (where Melbourne is located) has reached its 90% double-vaccinated target, making it one of the most highly vaccinated places in the world. All our teachers and other Trinity staff are double vaccinated and are ready for students to return.

We know you’ll have lots of questions about how and when you can come to Melbourne. We’re working through the many questions that have been asked already and will have comprehensive information available next week, so please check the website then.

We’ve missed having students studying with us on campus, so we can’t wait to see you in Melbourne soon!

Welcome to Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS), the only Foundation Studies program with guaranteed entry into the University of Melbourne undergraduate courses for students who achieve the required scores.

What is Foundation Studies?

Trinity College's Foundation Studies program provides a pathway for international students wishing to study at the University of Melbourne. It's a rewarding program taught by leading industry professionals, and is complemented by strong student support services and social activities to help you comfortably transition from high school to university.

Our program has been designed in conjunction with the University of Melbourne and is supervised by the University's academic board, so it perfectly dovetails into your future tertiary studies. Trinity’s Foundation Studies students largely matriculate to the University of Melbourne, and these students make up more than 25 per cent of all international undergraduate students studying at the University.

Why study at Trinity?

Located in one of the world's most livable cities, Trinity College is the perfect location for you to experience life in Australia while preparing yourself to study at the University of Melbourne, ranked the number one university in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

By studying at Trinity, you'll have access to a focused discipline stream, flexible study options, personalised study advice, social activities and the opportunity to join a diverse community of inspiring, like-minded students.

Learn more about Trinity College Pathways School

Your life in Australia

There are many things that make Australia the ideal place to live and study.


Our accommodation team can help you find a safe and affordable place to live.

Foundation Studies

Deep dive into your academic program and see what's involved.

Support for you

From study guidance to counselling, help is always on hand when you need it.

What to expect

Your life fdf

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Academic English

Learn more about our academic English program.

More information

Everything you need to know about Foundation Studies is in our prospectus.

Apply now

Get started on your academic journey. Apply to enrol in Foundation Studies.

Need help?

Our friendly team is here to answer your questions about Foundation Studies.