Financial Assistance

To support the College’s value of diversity, we are committed to ensuring that, as far as possible, financial need is not an obstacle to membership of the College.

Thanks to former students and other 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. 

What financial assistance is available?

Financial assistance options include scholarships, prizes and bursaries to a total value of over $1,000,000. The College also has more than 20 part-time employment opportunities, available to students in their second year or above.

Many of our students benefit from some form of assistance during their years at Ormond. Around 30 percent of students attending Ormond receive some form of financial assistance.

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. The College’s bursaries and scholarships are made possible through the generosity of our alumni.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic excellence and / or outstanding ability. Some scholarships are offered to students from specific backgrounds (i.e. rural, Indigenous) while some others are for students studying in particular faculties.

Deadline for Financial Assistance Applications

Financial assistance applications for Semester 1, 2018 must be received by 30 November 2017 (application will be available online from 1 August)

Financial assistance applications for Semester 2, 2017 are now closed.

Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and are at the discretion of the Master.


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

Please read our Financial Assistance - FAQ 

Download the Undergraduate Financial Assistance Application Form →

Download the Graduate Financial Assistance Application Form →