Fees & Financial Assistance

We don’t want financial capacity to be a barrier for any graduates who want a world-class education.

Thanks to alumni and benefactors, Ormond’s endowment funds enable us to offer generous assistance to students who, for reasons of financial need, would not otherwise be able to enter or remain in College.

Students who would like to come to Ormond but think they cannot afford the fees should discuss their options with us.


Residential fees cover the cost of living, residence and board at Ormond College, including meals, heating, electricity, sport, cultural and social activities as well as the College tutorial and learning programs.

There are three accommodation categories for graduate students and fees vary accordingly.

Graduates have two meal alternatives; all meals (21 p/week), and 7 meals (p/week). Any additional meals are charged at a rate of $8 per meal.

Graduate contracts are made on an annual basis, paid in ten equal installments from February to November. During January and December of the residential year, accommodation is available to graduate students at no additional charge, but with reduced services.

Students applying to live at Ormond College while studying on exchange or study abroad at The University of Melbourne are required to pay their residential fees upfront and prior to arrival.

Couples in Residence

Ormond is able to accommodate couples in McCaughey Court apartments. One person must be a full time student at The University of Melbourne or its affiliates.

Additional Charges

  • Printing is charged at 5c per black & white A4 and 24c per colour A4.
  • Laundry machines and dryers are provided on each floor. $2 for washing and $4 for drying.

2018 Fee Schedule: Graduate

Fees for Graduate residents

Financial Assistance

Our financial assistance options include scholarships, prizes and bursaries to a total value of over $1,400,000. Around 30% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Your Options

Financial assistance is usually in the form of a ’financial aid package’ consisting of a combination of bursary, scholarship support, and in later years, employment.  Financial Assistance is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic excellence and / or outstanding ability.

  • Field of study: study-area specific, available to students studying medicine, law, mathematics and engineering
  • Background: Indigenous and government school applicants
  • General: based on financial need
  • College employment and tutoring: we also offer tutoring and limited administrative employment opportunities for returning graduate students

Key Dates

  •  Financial Assistance applications for Semester 1, 2019 open on 1 August and close on 20 December.

Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and are at the discretion of the Master. Please download the application excel file below.


All financial assistance applications are treated in the strictest confidence by the College. We understand that many financial assistance applications contain sensitive information relating to people’s personal and financial situations. The information you provide will only be used on a need-to-know basis by relevant senior staff.

Please note that we are unable to consider any application for financial assistance unless all the information is supplied.


Tutoring is an integral part of the collegiate model. Graduate students who are selected as tutors participate in the tutors’ community of practice to discuss and develop their teaching expertise.

Graduate tutors are paid an hourly rate which depends on the kind of tutorials or consultations they conduct. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a tutor at Ormond, please discuss with the Admissions team as part of your application and interview process.

Financial Assistance for Medical Students

  • ($250,000 in 2017)

    For new or returning students from any year based on academic excellence/potential & financial need. Preference is given to students studying medical-related courses.

    The Peter Callow Memorial Scholarship is one of the most significant college scholarship endowments in Australia. It was created by Nell Callow in memory of her son, Peter Callow, who was killed in action during World War II.


  • ($17,000 in 2017)

    For returning student/s in the medical sciences

  • (up to $15,000 in 2017)

    Open to a student from rural or regional Australia studying medicine, based on academic excellence & financial need

  • ($6,000 in 2017)

    For medical students

  • ($4,500 in 2017)

    For a student in financial need doing a medical course.

    Amounts listed refer to the size of the funds awarded to assist students in 2017, not necessarily the size of an individual award.

    Medical students are also eligible for other non-specific Financial Assistance. For a full listing of Ormond Financial Assistance, please download the Financial Assistance brochure below

    Students interested in general scholarships for the MD course should visit the Medical School’s MD Scholarships page.


Financial Assistance Brochure


Financial Assistance Application - Graduate 2019

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