Why Choose Trinity College?

There are many reasons to choose our Trinity College Foundation Studies program, an outstanding pathway to The University of Melbourne for international students.


  • a proven record of more than 20 years’ experience and expertise in preparing international students for tertiary education success

  • in excess of 80% – and at times more than 95% – of Foundation Studies students who apply to the University of Melbourne receive offers in one of its six undergraduate streams

  • a range of intake options to suit all students depending on their previous studies and tertiary aspirations

  • a flexible curriculum that prepares students for diverse academic choices at all major Australian universities

  • assistance given with choice of subjects to satisfy entry requirements for desired tertiary courses

  • highly qualified and committed staff, many of whom also teach at the University of Melbourne

  • leading academics conduct university-style lectures and tutorials

  • small tutorial groups to encourage participation and robust discussion

  • focus on developing and adopting independent learning skills

  • full use and borrowing rights at the Trinity College Library as well as at the Baillieu Library, the main library of The University of Melbourne

  • located within The University of Melbourne campus in Parkville, adjacent to Melbourne’s CBD. 

Information: The University of Melbourne is known for its excellence in teaching and research. Independently published world rankings consistently place the University as a leader in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and around the globe.

Social and sporting

  • well-structured orientation program to help students make friends and adjust to their new environment

  • a wide range of extracurricular activities – including sport, music, art, cultural, spiritual and community pursuits, and opportunities to develop leadership skills – offered through the Student Services department

  • access to the University of Melbourne’s sports and learning resources

  • opportunities for community engagement activities

  • leadership opportunities for students with varied interests and talents.

Personal support and development

  • careful monitoring of student attendance and performance

  • individual staff mentors to guide and assist each student

  • access to a strong network of student welfare and support services, including a 24-hour help line

  • assistance to find suitable accomodation 
  • help and advice with day-to-day queries
  • student counsellors and chaplains to assist with personal matters 
  • membership of a global alumni network, with more than 11,000 graduates in all areas of endeavour.