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Student Life at Trinity

Your pathway to the University of Melbourne starts here.

Our students live in the heart of one of the world's most liveable cities, while studying and creating lifelong friendships with peers from all over Australia and the world. For international students, Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) is the first step towards an exciting and fulfilling undergraduate degree and career.

Thrive in a world-class academic environment

There are many reasons to consider studying at Trinity College.

Trinity College has over 30 years of experience and expertise in preparing international students for tertiary education success. Trinity’s Foundation Studies students largely matriculate to the University of Melbourne, and these students make up more than 25 per cent of all international undergraduate students studying at the University.  Most other students go on to study at a top-ranked university.   In fact, over 90 per cent of graduating students at Trinity College are eligible for an offer at a Group of Eight university.

Classes are conducted by experienced academic staff. You'll benefit from exposure to university-style lectures and small tutorial class sizes that encourage participation and independent learning skills.

A range of intake options, a flexible curriculum and personalised assistance with subject selection will ensure that you're in the best possible position to meet entry requirements for your desired tertiary courses.

Other benefits of studying at Trinity College include:

  • use of the Trinity College Library and the Baillieu Library (the University of Melbourne's main library)
  • joining a strong community of like-minded students from around the world
  • access to a stunning campus in Parkville, within the University of Melbourne and only a short tram ride from Melbourne's vibrant CBD.

Enjoy a range of social and sporting activities

There's never a dull moment at Trinity College. Our supportive and comprehensive orientation program will help you make new friends and adjust to your new life, then you'll have the chance to join a number of sporting and social clubs throughout your studies.

Our extracurricular activities include:

  • sport
  • music
  • art
  • cultural experiences
  • spiritual services
  • community service.

You'll also have access to the University of Melbourne's sport and learning resources, and will be able to take up a range of leadership opportunities to feed your interests and allow your talents to shine outside of study.

Benefit from ongoing support and development

You'll be supported to reach your full potential from day one at Trinity College. A comprehensive range of student welfare and support services is available to you, with a 24-hour hotline there to assist if you ever need to talk to someone.

You'll get assistance finding suitable accommodation and staff members are always available to mentor and guide you throughout the entire program. At Trinity College we also have student counsellors and chaplains on hand to assist with personal matters.

Beyond graduation, you'll join a strong global alumni network, with almost 27,000 graduates. You can join our online platform, My Trinity Connect, to keep in touch with other graduates from both the Trinity College Foundation Studies program and Trinity Residential College and will have ongoing access to mentoring and job opportunities.

Trinity College Foundation Studies is your pathway to studying at the University of Melbourne. Learn more about the innovative Melbourne Curriculum of education.