Financial Assistance Program
Supporting Local Students
The Fairley Foundation is supporting an $11,000 per annum, three-year financial assistance program for Greater Shepparton students who aspire to further education at Melbourne University, including the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), and the Melbourne Business School to assist with the costs of residency at Ormond College in Melbourne.
It is the belief of the Fairley Foundation that students in Greater Shepparton should not be discouraged from attending university because of the costs associated with locating to Melbourne for the duration of their studies.
The Fairley Foundation / Ormond College Financial Assistance Program is one of many financial assistance opportunities available to students who wish to consider living on campus at Ormond College, with the College distributing $1.3 million in support in 2019.
Ormond College occupies 10 acres of land on the northern end of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus. The College’s thriving community is made up of more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students from all parts of Australia and around the world.
The College community also includes the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship which creates and empowers the next generation of audacious entrepreneurs and delivers The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship.
Ormond College is committed to providing an outstanding residential and learning experience for members of the University of Melbourne through its core values of community, learning, integrity, diversity and heritage.
Students in Greater Shepparton wishing to go on to further education at Melbourne University, including Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), and the Melbourne Business School in 2021 are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to support residency at Ormond College in Melbourne.
Ormond College manages the application for financial assistance process, which is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.
Ormond College enables students to discover who they are in a welcoming, vibrant community that will define their time at The University of Melbourne. A place to find life-long friendships, develop their voice, and form their ideas. Whether it’s a conversation over dinner, debating topics in a tutorial, organising the college musical or participating in sports, students leave college equipped with the tools to have a significant impact in their chosen field.
Students who have applied to study at The University of Melbourne, including the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), and the Melbourne Business School in 2021 are encouraged to apply for residency at Ormond College.
The amount of financial assistance offered is based on the individual financial needs of every student and on the condition that other means of financial support have been explored and exhausted.
Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Ormond College, to ensure they are best meeting each student’s individual needs.
Application forms are available online via the Ormond College website for future students.
You don’t have to wait until you have received a University offer to apply to Ormond, actually, the earlier you get your application in the better. This will give you plenty of time to organise your supporting documents and attend an interview.
Step 1 – Apply to Ormond College
Applying is easy – head to the Colleges of the University of Melbourne website and complete the online application form. Put Ormond College as your first preference.
Once you submit your application, we will 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, either face-to-face or over Zoom video conferencing – we’ll be in touch to organise this.
Step 3 – Application outcome
Offers are made in June – July for Semester 2 and November onwards for Semester 1, however, we do make some early offers so you should check your email regularly.