Indigenous Students

A strong, supportive community of Indigenous students within the wider Ormond community.

Currently, Ormond is home to approximately 20 Indigenous students studying at the University of Melbourne or the Victorian College of the Arts. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous students planning to study any course, in any faculty, at the University of Melbourne or VCA.

Indigenous students studying in the University’s Bachelor of Arts (Extended) or Bachelor of Science (Extended) program are required to stay in a University college for at least the first two years of this degree.

Indigenous Life at Ormond

Indigenous students are an integral part of our College community. In 2013 we launched our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to the community.

The Action Plan includes strategies to ensure that the Ormond College Indigenous Program (OCIP) is sustainable and consistent with the values and educational goals of Ormond College. The RAP is available to download below.

Students create opportunities each year to share their culture with the wider community. For example, a musical festival and debate have been held at Ormond around NAIDOC week, we invite speakers and community leaders to visit and actively promote reconciliation.

Visit our Undergraduate or Graduate pages for more information on living and learning at Ormond.


Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 - 2015

Financial Assistance

Indigenous students applying to the University of Melbourne may be eligible for the ABSTUDY Residential Costs Option. The Residential Costs Option can cover your full Ormond residential costs. You should contact CENTRELINK ABSTUDY to find out if you will be eligible. (The University’s Financial Aid Office may also be able to assist.) Students receiving the Residential Costs Option can also receive financial support from Ormond to help them meet other costs.

If you are unsure of your funding options, please contact us for a confidential discussion.


Undergraduate Financial Assistance Brochure

Application Process

Indigenous students apply directly to the College or through Murrup Barak (formerly the Centre for Indigenous Education) at The University of Melbourne.

For further information, contact our Admissions Team on or 61 3 9344 1107.

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