The Residential College welcomes students of diverse backgrounds from across Australia and around the world.

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We believe that financial capacity should not determine access to higher education. Our financial assistance scholarships provide opportunities for students of exceptional promise to attend university and experience life as a member of our vibrant and engaged College community.

The Residential College currently awards more than $1.6 million in financial assistance to one third of students. Current students are also able to apply for a number of student employment opportunities to further off-set Residential College fees. 

Trinity also has a new program that offers full scholarships worth up to $100,000 for students and families experiencing significant financial hardship (please note these scholarship applications close 19 July 2019).

Who is eligible

We support students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those who:

  • Completed secondary school in a rural or regional location
  • Have experienced socio-economic impediments to their education
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Attended a Government Secondary School
  • Are international students, including graduates from Trinity College Foundation Studies

All applicants must intend to apply for admission to the University of Melbourne and scholarships will only be awarded to students who attend the University of Melbourne.

A key selection criteria is that applicants demonstrate an intent to make a positive contribution to their community.

How to apply

Thanks to the generous and far-sighted support of Trinity alumni, donors and friends, the Residential College is able to award the following scholarships. Students applying for financial assistance must complete the Residential College Scholarship Form. All applications are considered on a case by case basis. The College will then allocate scholarships.

Prospective students

Step 1: Apply for admission to the Residential College of Trinity College – applications are open now.

Step 2: Complete the Residential College Scholarship Form.

Please note that prosepective students for Semester 2 in 2019 must submit their college application and completed scholarship form by 31 May 2019. Students applying for Semester 1 in 2020 must submit these applications by 30 September 2019.

Current students

Complete the Residential College Scholarship Form by 13 September 2019.

Further information

For information contact


We understand that our scholarship form requires people to provide sensitive information about their personal and financial situation. All information provided will remain strictly confidential and will only be accessed by senior members of the Residential College team. The College is only able to consider applications where all information is provided.