Applications for 2022 have now closed.

Anyone who is accepted into the University of Melbourne or the University of Divinity has the opportunity to join our Residential College.

Who can apply for Trinity College?

Undergraduate students

Trinity welcomes applications from students who plan to apply for undergraduate study at the University of Melbourne or the University of Divinity. We currently don't accept graduates or non-residential students. 


If you want to join the Choir of Trinity College and live in our residential college, you will need to apply for the choir and residential college separately. Applications to live at Trinity's residential college need to be made through the University of Melbourne College's website, as per the steps below. Students who would also like to join the choir will need to request an audition. (Those who want to sing, but not live on campus, can also request an audition.)

Indigenous students

Around 10% of the Trinity College community identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and we strongly encourage First Nations students to apply. Financial assistance is available through our generous scholarship program if you need it and we have dedicated Indigenous programs to support and promote First Nations initiatives within our community. 

Exchange students

Trinity College accepts international students who are part of the University of Melbourne's study abroad or exchange programs.

How much does it cost to go to Trinity College?

You can view our residential fees here. 

What scholarships are available?

We believe everyone has the right to access higher education, so are creating one of the largest scholarship programs of all higher education insitutions in Australia. Visit our scholarships page to find out what financial assistance may be available to you.  

Residential College scholarships close Friday 15 October 2021 for scholarships in 2022. 

Ready to apply?


The first thing you'll need to do to apply for Trinity College is submit an application through the University of Melbourne's Colleges website, making sure you select Trinity College as your first option. All University of Melbourne college applications must be made through this website.


After you've submitted your application, someone from our admissions team will send you an email that will guide you through the rest of the application process. To complete your application, you will be asked to provide:

  • a copy of your most recent school results/academic transcript

  • a $75 application fee 

  • a scan of a passport-sized photograph

  • a statement of 300–500 words that tells us a bit about yourself, including your interests, ambitions and reasons for applying to Trinity College

  • references from one academic referee and one personal referee.  Your academic referee could be your school Principal or Year 12 Coordinator.  Your personal referee could be a family friend or your favourite teacher.  Your personal referee should not be a family member. 

*Please note that in line with Trinity College’s commitment to sustainability, we only accept electronic documents.


Once we've received all your paperwork you'll be invited to attend a short interview with two people from our residential team. Interviews are generally conducted between August and November. Interstate and international applicants can do their interview via Skype. 


As your application for residence is usually submitted before you receive your Year 12 results or university grades, you need to let us know your ATAR score or equivalent (your final grades), as soon as you find out.

You'll also need to forward us an electronic copy of your letter of offer from the University of Melbourne when you receive it.

We'll then assess all applications and will notify successful applicants by phone. We'll send you an email if you're unsuccessful, and you may be invited to join our waitlist or have the opportunity to join another college. 

The number of students we accept varies from year to year, but we always take as many brilliant students as we can. And that might be you – so what are you waiting for?! 

2022 entry

Residential College applications closed on Sunday 31 October.

As we assess applications, we make offers on a rolling basis which means not all offers are made at the same time.  

Waiting can be difficult and you may even hear that people have already been notified of the outcome of their application. The timing of one offer does not have any bearing on the outcome of your application, so please be patient while you're waiting to hear from us regarding the outcoming of your application. 

Application enquiries

If you have any questions about applying for Trinity College, please get in touch with us at

You can also browse our frequently asked questions about living on campus