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The University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading public research university, attracting more than 60,000 students from 160 countries each year. Established in 1853, it has grown to become an international leader in research, learning and teaching.

Melbourne is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world to live, work and study. Many of our 500 Vietnamese students get involved in our great community by joining student clubs, participating in music, cultural and sporting events, or indulging in the array of international cuisines. There is a large Vietnamese community in Melbourne, so you can feel assured that you will feel at home.

Your pathway to Melbourne

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Your prior high school studies will determine if you're eligible for direct entry into an undergraduate degree or will need to first complete a foundation program.

Whether you're a new or current student, you could be eligible for a number of merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more for both types of entry.

We have increased the number of available international student scholarships as part of our commitment to supporting our global student community, diversity and growing future global citizens and leaders.

Direct entry into an undergraduate degree

We accept the International Baccalaureate, A levels and US High School Diplomas curriculum. We also accept students who graduate with a National High School Graduation Certificate (Bang Tot Ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong) from an approved gifted high school. Students must achieve the minimum overall GPA in Year 12, have completed any course prerequisite subjects and meet English language requirements to be eligible for direct entry into an undergraduate degree.

Foundation studies pathway

For students who do not attend one of the approved gifted high schools or those students who do not wish to complete Year 12 in Vietnam, Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) is our preferred foundation studies program and pathway for international students seeking entry into a Melbourne undergraduate degree.

Trinity College is an affiliated residential college and pathway school of the University of Melbourne.

Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship

High achieving students who achieve the required grades will be guaranteed this prestigious scholarship providing varying values in fee remission.

Trinity College Foundation Studies Academic Excellence Scholarship

Those who wish to commence Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) with outstanding Vietnam Gifted High School Diploma Year 11 and Year 12 results will be considered for this scholarship.

Meet our students

Hear from other Vietnamese students and find out about their experiences studying at Melbourne.

Meet Christina Ngo
Meet Alice Vo

Make the most of the opportunities at Melbourne. Get involved in one or more of the over 200 clubs affiliated with the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU), ranging from cultural and academic, as well as political and special interests.

Christina Ngo, Bachelor of Commerce student
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The best thing about being a Trinity College Foundation Studies student was all the new people I got to meet and the chance to create a strong relationship with both fellow students and staff.

Alice Vo, Bachelor of Commerce student and Trinity College Foundation Studies graduate
Photo of Alice Vo, Bachelor of Commerce student and Trinity College Foundation Studies graduate

Why the Vu family chose Melbourne

Foundation Studies Program

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Trinity College offers one of the leading foundation studies programs in Australia, and is the only foundation program with guaranteed entry into a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree for students who achieve the required scores.

There are multiple types of intakes throughout the year, from standard to fast track, developed to suit your academic and English requirements. The coursework you'll undertake is engaging, challenging and tailored towards your desired study area pathway.

A pathway to undergraduate study

Foundation studies can help you meet our academic and english language requirements for undergraduate entry to the University of Melbourne.

Guaranteed entry to undergraduate degrees

As a graduate, you may be eligible for guaranteed entry into our undergraduate degrees. Take a closer look at our study programs and entry requirements.

Personalised support from day one

From your very first day you'll be guided and supported in your transition to university study and choosing the right electives to put you in the best position to be offered a place at the University of Melbourne upon graduation.

Get a taste of student life

Experience a sample student lecture at Trinity College Foundation Studies in a study area that interests you with our 2021 online lecture recordings.

Proudly multicultural, our diverse student community is represented by more than 200 clubs and societies.

Vietnamese Students’ Association

The Vietnamese Students' Association strives to connect students with the Vietnamese culture through events such as bread roll days, dessert days, food nights and sporting competitions. The association is dedicated in supporting you to make the most of your university life.

International Vietnamese Students at the University of Melbourne

Here to assist international Vietnamese students in your integration into university life and support you development. You'll also have the chance to meet with other universities’ international Vietnamese clubs.

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Meet Khoa Lam

Country Manager - Vietnam

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Khoa has 6 years of experience working in the Australian higher education industry. He has worked closely with prospective students in Vietnam to support their goal of studying overseas. Passionate about education and the city of Melbourne, Khoa is your designated contact at the University of Melbourne and can assist you to map out your future study plan and answer any questions you might have.

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