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An unforgettable college experience.

Fast Facts

  • Largest residential college in Australia: There are over 500 students at Ormond, including 350 undergraduate and over 60 graduate residents, and over 100 non-residents.
  • Diverse intake: Our students come from over 100 different schools and universities from every state and territory in Australia.
  • Our student intake consists of approximately a quarter each of the following groups: Melbourne, rural and regional Victoria and Australia, interstate and overseas.
  • The College is close to 50/50 men/women, although we usually have slightly more female applicants and slightly more female first year students; this reflects the stronger numbers of female students accepted to The University of Melbourne.

What is college?

Connect with us

We’d love to see your Year 12 students apply for residency at our College this year for the 2023 intake. To help you see which students would substantially benefit from our College experience, here are some ways we can connect:

  • A presentation to your Year 12 students about College life and how it can help them make the most of their university experience. Our Executive team travel frequently and would be keen to visit your school. We also offer Zoom presentations.
  • Bring in your Year 12 students to have lunch in our renowned Dining Hall – a unique experience!

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How to Apply

Financial Assistance

More than 30% of Ormond students receive some form of financial assistance. For first year students, financial assistance includes scholarships and bursaries.

Financial assistance can be awarded based on a number of criteria, including academic excellence, personal background (i.e. Indigenous, rural), degree to be studied, or leadership potential. All scholarships & bursaries are means tested.

Application Process

  • Students can apply to Ormond for the Semester 1 or Semester 2 intake.  The largest intake is in Semester 1 but there are often over 30 places available in Semester 2.
  • Applications to Ormond always exceed the places available, however, this should not discourage students from applying.  We do, however, always advise students to have some alternative accommodation options organised.
  • The Colleges share an online application process via the Intercollegiate website. See the full details of Ormond’s application process.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee, made up of the Master and the Executive Team, carefully review each application and take into account many factors, such as the student interview, individual fit with Ormond, course, location (origin), school and family association. All applicants to Ormond College are offered an interview.  This is an important element of the selection process and is conducted using a carefully developed standardised process, ensuring equity to every applicant.

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