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Foundation Studies - Main Intake Trinity College - The University of Melbourne




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Course info


The University of Melbourne’s Trinity College offers a world-class Foundation Studies curriculum, designed to set you up for success at university. Our unique course structure ensures that you develop the skills you need to excel in your future University of Melbourne studies.

Upon completion of Trinity College Foundation Studies, you’ll be proficient at:

  • Speaking in front of others
  • Working in groups
  • Developing an argument
  • Being creative, constructive, analytical and critical.

The curriculum structure:

  • Two compulsory core subjects
  • Three elective subjects

This structure allows you to develop the core skills you need for future tertiary studies, while building complementary breadth in your knowledge and capabilities.

You’ll choose elective subjects based on your particular areas of study interests at the University of Melbourne. For example, certain electives, such as Mathematics 1 and science subjects are prerequisites for entry to some University of Melbourne courses. As such, you’d need to have prior knowledge of the subject if you’re planning further study in the field.

A majority of Trinity College students will commence studies in one of the two yearly Main Intakes, in either February or August. This is the standard type of intake at Trinity College.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Foundation Studies - Main Intake.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

A$34,630.00 (19,96,454) per year

Enrolment fee (non-refundable) AUD $310

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

100 Royal Parade,



3052, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

All Foundation Studies students are required to be:

  • At least 16 years of age at the time of commencement
  • High-achieving secondary students in their countries of origin
  • Planning to study a specific course at the University of Melbourne or another university in Australia or overseas.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (No band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL IBT: 70 (18 Writing)
  • Pearson: 50 (42 Writing)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.