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Foundation Studies - Comprehensive Intake




What will I learn?

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.



Study options

Full Time (36 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$46,010.00 (US$ 29,634) per year
Enrolment fee (non-refundable): AUD $310

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

Start date

8 January 2024


Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

100 Royal Parade,



3052, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Five relevant subjects - four subjects at B level and one subject at C level.

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)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

The Trinity College Foundation Studies program is the academic pathway to the University of Melbourne, Australia’s top-ranked university.

  • Located in Melbourne
  • Direct pathway to Uni of Melbourne’s undergraduate degrees
  • One-on-one guidance in choosing the ideal pathway
  • Melbourne is often named among world’s most liveable cities

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