Careers Advisors

A complete University experience with world-class facilities and programs at the University of Melbourne.

Fast Facts

  • Largest residential college in Australia: There are over 500 students at Ormond, including 427 residents and over 100 non-residents. Ormond accepts both undergraduate and graduate students, with 67 graduates living at Ormond in 2016.
  • Diverse intake: Our 2016 intake included students from over 130 different schools and universities from every state and territory in Australia and over 30 different nations.
  • 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. 

Brochures & Information

About 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 entry scholarships & bursaries are means tested.

Download the Financial Assistance Brochure for full scholarship and bursary details and visit Financial Assistance within the Undergraduate portal for further information.

About Applying

  • Students can apply for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 intakes. Of these, the Semester 1 intake is the largest intake, but there is often around thirty places available at the Semester 2 intake.
  • Many more students apply for Ormond than there are places available. This should not discourage students from applying to Ormond, but we always advise that students also have other College preferences selected and alternate accommodation options planned. Unfortunately, every year some students are disappointed so it is essential to have some alternative 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 Admission Selection Committee (made up of the Master and senior staff) carefully reviews all applications and takes into account many factors such as the student interview, individual fit with Ormond, course, location (origin), school and family association in the selection process. The interview is an important element in the selection process and is conducted using a carefully developed standardised process to be fair to every applicant.

Visiting Ormond

Open Day is on the third Sunday of August each year. The College is fully open with refreshments and guided tours throughout the day. If you are planning to come to Ormond on Open Day, please contact us so that we are available to help you make the most of your visit. Careers advisers and school groups are also welcome to visit Ormond outside of Open Day – please contact the Admissions Office to arrange your visit.

Receive Information from Ormond

If you are not currently on our mailing list, please contact us to receive hard copies of our brochure and two copies per year of our College alumni and community magazine, New & Old.

Admissions Contact

Kim Exell admissions@ormond.unimelb.edu.au +61 3 9344 1107