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Trinity College

Australia
Overview

Overview

Trinity College has been offering a preparatory pathway for international students looking to access Australia's top university for more than 30 years. The University of Melbourne sees approximately 25 per cent of international undergraduate students coming from Trinity's foundation studies.

TCFS is the only foundation studies program that guarantees entry to undergraduate courses at the University of Melbourne, provided that students achieve the required scores. Taught by leading academics, the TCFS program is both rigorous and challenging. It has been designed in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, with supervision provided by the university's academic board.

Having educated students from over 60 countries, Trinity is proud of its rich history. Located only one-and-a-half kilometres from the city centre, Trinity College is found on the quiet and tranquil campus of the University of Melbourne.

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What's new

What's new

Trinity College is pleased to welcome international students back to Melbourne to commence their foundation studies. Australia is a safe and fun destination for international students, with Melbourne, Victoria, home to the country's #1 university.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Melbourne and Australia can be found on the Trinity College website.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Students pursuing foundation studies at Trinity obtain one-on-one guidance in choosing the most ideal pathway to the University of Melbourne, which is one of the leading universities in the world, known for its academic and research excellence. As well as studying two core subjects, students choose three electives out of the 11 options offered that best align with their interests and study aspirations.

Trinity's friendly staff help students enrol in subjects that can directly place them in the University of Melbourne's undergraduate course of their choice. This guidance ensures that students are trained in the prerequisite subjects for their preferred bachelor's program and also gives them an opportunity to achieve the prerequisite TCFS score, which assures them admission. The teachers at Trinity College are renowned for being friendly and approachable, while also challenging students to develop their academic and life skills. They are also highly experienced at teaching international students and offer personalised advice to help students succeed.

With 30 years of experience, Trinity College offers a flexible syllabus that prepares students, not only for the University of Melbourne, but for a variety of academic choices in all prominent universities in Australia, along with select international universities.

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Pathway programs

Pathway programs

The Trinity College Foundation Studies program is specifically designed to give international students who meet entry requirements with respect to English language and academic results direct access to University of Melbourne undergraduate degrees. Trinity's program is approved and overseen by the University of Melbourne, and is designed to allow students to seamlessly transition into tertiary studies. The Foundation Studies program does this by offering university-style lectures and plenty of support from staff and teachers, who help students adjust to life in Australia.

Trinity College provides one of Australia's best foundation studies programs, preparing up to 1,500 international students every year for success at the University of Melbourne, as well as other prominent Australian and international universities.

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How to apply

How to apply

Application steps

International students must visit the website and follow the required steps to apply to Trinity College.

Once the application is successful, students will be sent a letter of offer. Accepted students at Trinity College get a letter of offer which provides information about the intake, course commencement date, and fees payable, as well as relevant policies.

Accepting offer

To confirm their place at the college, students need to:

  • Meet any and all conditions declared in the letter of offer
  • Date and sign the acceptance page
  • Settle the first instalment appearing on the letter of offer

Fee payment methods

Students can pay their fees made through a credit card, bank draft, or direct deposit/telegraphic transfer.

Accommodation for students

Students who are under 18 years of age must get their accommodation choices approved by the college before they apply for student visas.

Confirming an enrolment

On receipt of payment, as well as meeting the guidelines of the Department of Home Affairs, Trinity College will confirm the student enrolments.

Visa application

Students must present the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (e-COE), CAAW letter (for students under 18) as well as other required documents to apply for a student visa.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Foundation Studies Scholarships

Trinity College Foundation Studies Scholarships are awarded based on excellent academic merit. Students will be chosen from across each of the Foundation Studies programs and based on their geographic region. These scholarships do not require a separate scholarship application and will be considered based on admission to the college. They will be awarded prior to intake and students will be notified two weeks ahead of their selection round.

The scholarships are available at the following intakes:

  • January Intake
  • February Intake
  • June Intake
  • July Intake
  • August Intake
  • September Intake

Students of the Foundation Studies program who receive a scholarship enjoy a 25-50% tuition fee discount for the 2022 academic year.

Visit the Trinity College website for more details on scholarships and financial aid for international students.

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Location

Location

Australia is a nation that is famous for its coastal towns and beaches, cultural sites, unique wildlife, world-class food, sporting achievements, and multicultural population.

Why Melbourne?

Frequently named as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Melbourne is an entertaining and exciting place to be. It is a multicultural and modern city of nearly four million people, famous for its architecture, diversity, trams, shopping, and sport. The city of Melbourne is also widely renowned for its excellent coffee and food, with several hidden restaurants and cafes to discover.

Melbourne is considered Australia's cultural centre, and is home to various theatres, universities, music venues, museums, art galleries, cinemas, and libraries. Melbourne also plays host to acclaimed festivals and arts events, including the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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What our students think about us

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(4.5)
Course Quality
4.2
Campus Safety
4.2
Student Support
4.0
Teaching Quality
4.4
Campus Environment
4.0
Michelle
Trinity College
Great teachers and nice schedule, okay paced
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Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
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Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
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5.0/ 5 stars

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Trinity College Trinity College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Trinity College - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Trinity College Trinity College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
nothing Customer reviews:
Trinity College - by, 2019-12-17
3.0/ 5 stars
Trinity College Trinity College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
fancy building Customer reviews:
Trinity College - by, 2019-12-17
4.0/ 5 stars
Trinity College Trinity College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Trinity College - by, 2020-01-07
4.0/ 5 stars
Trinity College Trinity College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Great teachers and nice schedule, okay paced Customer reviews:
Trinity College - by, 2020-01-10
5.0/ 5 stars

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