In addition to resident undergraduate and graduate students, Ormond offers a college-based program for a small number of non-resident undergraduate and graduate students.

Non-residents have the opportunity to become a member of the College community, enjoy a campus experience, benefit from personal learning in small tutorials, use College facilities and resources, and participate in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

A day in the life of a non-res student

Non-Resident Program

  • for undergraduate students new to Ormond, a five day residential experience before the start of first semester to enable students to become part of the diverse and vibrant Ormond community and to gain an understanding of College and University life
  • the same academic program that is offered to resident students, including small-group tutorials, breadth programs and academic visitor seminars
  • access to the College as a daytime ‘home’ on campus, including a locker for storing belongings
  • a study and work base including access to the Academic Centre

The program also includes opportunities to:

  • attend and participate in the College’s academic, breadth and other learning programs including lectures, seminars, visiting academic speakers and faculty based discussions
  • dine and socialise with other members of the College in Ormond’s historic Dining Hall five times a week (please note: additional meals will be charged at $15 per meal)
  • participate in the College’s co-curricular activities including drama, art, and music
  • attend some College social activities including ‘smokos’ (parties), the Ormond Ball, movie marathons, Battle of the Bands, trivia nights, etc.
  • use the College’s social spaces, Academic Centre, gymnasium and sporting facilities, and have access to a fitness membership with Melbourne University Sport.

2023 Fees (the 2024 fee schedule will be available in mid-October)

The 2023 Non-Resident Fee Schedule outlines fees, charges and payment options for non-resident community members.

All students are required to pay a $500 deposit to secure their place at Ormond for 2023. This deposit will be credited to your first Fee Statement of 2023. This deposit is non-refundable, except in the event that you are: no longer enrolled at the University of Melbourne, or if Ormond College withdraws this offer in accordance with the Agreement with the College. Please note that your place at Ormond for 2023 is not confirmed until all forms and agreements are signed and returned, and the deposit is paid.

If you have any questions about your offer or wish to discuss your personal circumstances in relation to the payment of the deposit, please do not hesitate to contact Admissions Manager Kim Exell via

How to apply

Step 1 – Apply to Ormond College

Applying is easy –  complete and submit the online application form.

We will then send you an email confirming any supporting documents we need and a link to pay the $75 application fee.

Step 2 – Attend an interview

All applicants to Ormond College are invited to attend an interview – we’ll be in touch to organise this.

Step 3 – Application outcome

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in late January.  All non resident offers will be conditional until VTAC offers are confirmed.  Once you send us a copy of your University of Melbourne offer, your Ormond offer will become unconditional.

All offers are made via email so please make sure you check your email regularly.

Key Dates

  • Applications close 5pm Monday 8 January 2024.
  • Offers will be made the week commencing Monday 29 January 2024.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office on (03) 9344 1107 or via email.


2023 Fee Schedule: Non-Residents

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