Who will pick the student up from the airport?
On arrival at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, a Young Leaders Program Mentor will meet students at the arrival gate.  You will be contacted via email a couple of days before your departure with the mentor’s name and photo who will be at the airport and clear instruction.  Parents/Guardians are then emailed when the student is on the way to Trinity.

What happens if my flight is delayed?
We track flight arrivals and departures so will know if there is a delay and adjust the pick-up time accordingly.

Do students need spending money?
All activities, transport, excursions meals etc are covered in your tuition fees. You may want some spending money for extra snacks or souvenirs.

What visa is required?
Tourist/travel visa. NOT a student visa.  It is important that these documents are obtained as soon as possible.  Any delay in applying may impact on your ability to attend. Find out more information and locate your closest Australian mission.

What about travel and medical insurance?
This is compulsory for all international students.

I am flying in, when should I arrive and depart?
Students on flights should arrive at Melbourne Tullamarine airport by 12pm (noon) on the day their program commences and organise departure flights between 8.00am and 3.00pm on the day their program concludes.

I am being dropped off at Trinity, when should I arrive?
Students being dropped off should arrive between 2.00 and 3.00pm on the day their program commences and be picked up between 9.00 and 11.00am on the day their program concludes.

What if I want to stay an extra day?
There is no accommodation available at Trinity College the day before or day after the program dates specified for the week/s you are attending.

Do you cater for dietary requirements?
Yes. Trinity College caters for all dietary requirements. All you need to do is clearly outline any allergies and dietary needs in your applications. Be specific. All meats are prepared Halal.

What is the accommodation like?
All students will stay in a Trinity College dorm room, sharing with one other student of the same gender from the program, but from another country (where possible).

How do I apply?
We begin accepting applications for the July program in January and applications close the first week in June.  Applications open for the December program in August and close the last week in October.  Application forms can be found here. Please ensure that you submit a complete application form with your personal statement, letter of support and passport.

If I require assistance with the application, who should I contact?
You can email youngleaders@trinity.unimelb.edu.auor you can call +61 3 9348 7565

Can I live off campus?
No.  YLP is a residential program and students are required to live on campus for the entire program.

What do I have to submit with my application?
In addition to the application you must submit:

  1. A 300 word personal statement stating why you want to undertake the program, why you have selected the stream/s that you are applying for and how you will apply what you learn
  2. provide a letter of support
  3. attach a copy of their passport

What is the cost of the Young Leaders Program? 
The price for YLP varies depending on the number of weeks that you are attending.   The course fee includes tuition, mentoring, meals, accommodation, all activities, return airport transfers and other organised activities. It excludes flights, tourist visa, compulsory travel and medical insurance for international students and spending money.

How do I select a stream?
Stream descriptors can be found here and sample timetable here. Questions about specific streams can be directed to youngleaders@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

When can I expect to hear about my admission status?
Admission decisions will be made on a “rolling” basis and you will receive an admission decision within 5 business days of submitting a complete application.

What policies related to conduct should I be aware of?
As part of the application form you sign that you will follow Trinity College policies including student code of conduct and excursion policy.  You should read the policy section of the website. Trinity College puts safety first, and YLP rules prohibiting involvement with alcohol and drugs are an important factor in our effort to provide students with a positive environment for study and growth in the program.

What does a typical day look like?  



7.00 to 8.30am


8.30 to 8.45am

Morning Announcements

9.00 to 10.30am

Session One

10.30 to 11.00am

Morning Break

11.00am to 12.30pm

Session 2

12.30 to 1.30pm


1.30 to 3.00pm

Session 3

3.00 to 3.30pm

Afternoon Break

3.30 to 5.00pm

Session 4

5.00 to 5.45pm

Free Time

5.45 to 6.30pm

5.45 to 6.30pm

6.30 to 7.00pm

Mentor Groups

7.00 to 9.30pm

Evening Activity