Trinity Residential College applications close on 31 October each year. If you have missed this deadline, you can still apply to one of the other nine University of Melbourne colleges here.
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.)
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.
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 15 October for the following academic year.
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 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?!
If you have any questions about applying for Trinity College, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
You can also browse our frequently asked questions about living on campus.
Each year, Trinity College receives many more applications than we have available space. This means that the College always begins the academic year at full capacity. There are, however, occasions when students are unable to join us at the beginning of the year, or who need to give up their place very early into the semester (sometimes people decide that university isn’t for them, or family commitments mean they need to return home).
As these unexpected spaces can open up in the College at any time throughout semester, we operate a 'late starter' process for anyone who may be interested in joining us during a semester. If you wish to apply as a late starter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to apply. *Please note, if you're hoping to join us at the beginning of a semester (eg. semester 2), please apply via the apply button at the top of this page.
Is the application process the same?
Yes, all candidates will go through the same application process as regular candidates to ensure suitability to join our cohort of young people.
Are places guaranteed?
Unfortunately not. If you are willing to wait however, our experience is that spots do become available throughout the semester as people’s plans can change.
What happens about orientation week (O-week)?
If you start late in semester one, you will be eligible to join our semester two O-week, packed full of the same training as you would receive in semester one!