Residential (under 23) Scholarship

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

Three full residential scholarships will be awarded to students who wish to study a theology degree at Trinity College but don’t have the financial means to do so. This is a means-tested scholarship.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be accepted to study at the University of Divinity and Trinity College Theological School in 2020
  • undertake your course as a full-time student
  • be under 23 years old and meet the criteria to live at Trinity’s Residential College
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or international student who can attain the necessary visas to study in Australia.

Scholarships are open to all international and Australian applicants, however, preference will be given to Australian citizens who are active members of the Anglican Church of Australia.


Selection will be based on all-round talent and will take into account some or all of the following:

  • the talent you can bring to Trinity College
  • demonstrated involvement in your school and/or community
  • your financial situation.

Value and duration

Total value up to $136,000AUD

  • fee remission for three-year University of Divinity degree ($38,000 for Bachelor of Theology or $44,000 for Master of Divinity in 2019)
  • three-year Residential College scholarship, valued at $30,700 per year (around $92,000 over three years) including accommodation, all meals and utilities, plus academic and pastoral care.

Special conditions

  • Scholarships cannot be deferred and only apply to residence at Trinity College.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to meet the University of Divinity’s expectation for academic progress.
  • Applicants should have the endorsement of their local bishop, diocese, vicar and/or parish.
  • Residential College scholarship holders are expected to maintain a high standard of achievement in the areas of endeavour for which the scholarship was awarded and contribute positively and enthusiastically to college and chapel life.

What next?

If you are a new student and wish to apply for a residential scholarship, there are two important steps to you must take.

Step 1
Apply for admission to Trinity College Theological School through the University of Divinity website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your home College.

Step 2
Apply for admission to residence at Trinity College through the University of Melbourne website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your first and only preference.

Step 3
Download and complete a Residential College scholarship application form. Applications close COB 30 September 2019.

If you are a current student of Trinity College and wish to apply for a scholarship in 2020, download the application form here.


Residential College: admissions@trinity.unimelb.edu.au
Theological School: tcts@trinity.edu.au

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  • I am a Zimbabwean national who is a leader of a Church grouping called The Last Days Gospel Church. I am untrained. I am 61 years old. Is it possible for me to train at you institution on a scholarship ?

    • Hi Samson,
      Thanks for getting in touch. 2020 applications for this scholarship have now closed. However, you are welcome to get in touch with the provider of the scholarship (Trinity College Theological School) to enquire as to whether this scholarship will be available in 2021 and any other questions you may have about it. You can contact the college by email on tcts@trinity.edu.au

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