A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to guide graduates.

In Australia, College is a place where you live to enrich your university experience. Some students come from overseas, interstate; others are from just down the road. Once the university year starts you live here, eat here (all meals are provided), study here, participate in sport and cultural events here and socialise here.

With such a diversity of people here you will make an amazing network of friends, live in a supportive and equal environment and have a life changing learning experience.

Transitioning into University life can be daunting, so we’ve curated a comprehensive list of FAQs.

Application FAQs

  • Complete the online application via the Intercollegiate website. The college you select as your first preference receives your application straight away.  If applying with Ormond as your first preference we will send you an acknowledgement email telling you how to submit your supporting documents and pay the $75 application fee. Once we receive your supporting docs we will contact you to offer you an interview. We don’t need to wait to apply until you have all supporting documents as applications close on 30 November for Semester 1 entry. For further information about the application process please refer to our How to Apply page.

    Students applying to study at the University of Melbourne through Study Abroad and Exchange must submit their college application directly to the University’s Melbourne Global Mobility office.

  • All communication is done by email. We provide regular updates so it is important to keep an eye out for our emails. It is possible that emails will go to Junk so add us to your list of safe senders.

  • You can only apply to one college. You are required to list colleges in order of preference. You must list at least 6 colleges. The college of first preference receives your application. The other colleges only see your application if you are unsuccessful at your college of first preference.

  • Yes, as long as it is before the application closing date. First you must ring the college you want to change to and ask if they will accept your application. Then notify Ormond by emailing admissions@ormond.unimelb.edu.au.

    • A one page written personal reference. There is no particular format and we don’t require anything more than one page.
    • Two passport-style photos (we do not need these if you provided a digital photo as part of your online application)
    • A copy of your University results.
    • Your University of Melbourne course offer.
  • When you submit your application online you will receive an email with a link to our secure online payment system.

  • Please visit http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/dates for further information about the University offers. If you have an offer prior to applying or are already at university you must send us a copy of your original offer.

  • Yes, absolutely – if you have an offer then you have a student number. Both are required.

  • No, you have to email it to admissions@ormond.unimelb.edu.au.

  • To attend Ormond you must attend the University of Melbourne, therefore, unfortunately you are no longer able to be considered.

  • If you are already a University student (at UoM or elsewhere) you must provide us with your most recent results and your initial course offer.

  • Regarding references, we generally do not contact the referees listed on the application form. We require you to ask one of them, preferably the character/personal referee, to send us a reference. If someone else that is not listed on the application has written you a reference that is fine. There is no specific format and we don’t require anything more than one page.

  • Applications for Semester 1, 2018 will close on 30 November.

  • Yes. Once you have applied online you are offered an interview by email. The interview process enables you to talk about your background, what you value and what you want to do with the opportunities that come from being at Ormond. We consider the interview as the most important part of the application process.

  • Applicants can be interviewed anytime between 10:00am and 4:00pm on any weekday. You will be able to choose your preferred day/time from a number of options.

  • All prospective graduates must be interviewed and the standard selection process applies. Returning as a graduate is not automatic if you are finishing your undergraduate degree.

  • All interviews are held at Ormond College, 49 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria. If you cannot make it to a face to face interview we can arrange a phone or Skype interview.

  • Interviews are conducted by a member of Learning and Community. We cannot advise who your interviewer will be prior to the interview.

  • We offer a very small amount of interviews on Open Day to students who have travelled from the country, interstate, or overseas. These interviews will be by appointment only and you must have applied to be able to be interviewed.

  • Graduate offers for the Semester 1, 2017 intake are made in December and continue until January. Semester 2 offers are made in July.

  • Ormond sends all unsuccessful applications to the intercollegiate pool. To find out more about the IC Pool please follow the link. Please direct all questions regarding the Intercollegiate Pool to enquiries@colleges.unimelb.edu.au. More information about what to do if you are unsuccessful can be found here

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