All applications welcome for 2021! 

Applying to join the Trinity community could be one of the best decisions you'll ever make.

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

Learn more about life at Trinity

Wondering what it's like living at College? join us for one of our Trinity College virtual family tour webinars. We'll answer all your questions, and give you an inside look into what it's like living on campus while studying at the University of Melbourne.

Please note, spaces are limited and fill up quickly!

Who can apply for Trinity College?

Undergraduate students


Indigenous students

Around 10% of the Trinity College community identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and we strongly encourage Indigenous Australians 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 Indigenous 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.  

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 in January. 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?! 

Mid-year entry

There are occasionally opportunities for students to join Trinity College in second semester. All enquiries about mid-year entry should be directed to our admissions office by emailing

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