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Foundation Studies - Fast Track 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.

These intakes allow students from some countries to commence the program during their secondary schooling. They can replace the final year of schooling in their home country with Trinity College Foundation Studies.

Some students ‘fast track’ their studies by starting later than the usual Main Intake. Fast track study is an intensive study style with higher entry requirements than Main Intakes.

Note: Music is not available in the Fast Track Intake.



Study options

Full Time (27 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$37,056.00 (US$ 23,867) per year
Enrolment fee: (non-refundable): AUD $310

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

Start date

Expected September 2023


Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

100 Royal Parade,



3052, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of 1st year of IB Diploma with an aggregate of 23 in five relevant subjects.

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 6.0)
  • TOEFL IBT: 70 (21 Writing)
  • Pearson: 50 (50 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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