Why choose Medley for your college experience?
- Enjoy the complete college experience; from dining together to taking part in intercollegiate events and a comprehensive academic support program. All in a smaller, friendly place.
- Share beautiful welcoming spaces with just 74 others, making it easy to make friends.
- Kick-start your social life. The Medley Hall student club arranges everything from in-house movie nights to scavenger hunts and inter-college competitions.
- Enjoy great food and conversations every day in our heritage dining hall.
- Belong to a community that’s sociable and supportive without restricting who you are. Feel confident, valued and at home.
Medley Hall residents come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. Meet some of our students to hear about their Medley Story.
Living at Medley
Find out more about the benefits of living in a small, inclusive, supportive community, the college facilities, and how you can get involved in college life.
Our vision and values, the history of Medley, the current staff team, and our commitment to sustainability.
Fees and Study Abroad and Exchange
Information on what is included in the residential fee and study abroad and exchange information. Living at Medley Hall can be more affordable than private accommodation, especially when you look at the additional pastoral, social and academic support that is provided.
Alumni and Friends
Medley has more than 1500 Alumni located all over the world. Update your details and stay connected.
Venue Hire and Casual Accommodation
Hold your next event - wedding, conference or photo shoot - in beautiful, historic Medley Hall or find out about our summer accommodation options.
We are accepting undergraduate and graduate applications for Semester 1, 2022. Please apply at the link below (you will be taken directly to the Medley Hall online application portal). If you wish to be considered for financial support, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medley Hall is a small, secular college within the University of Melbourne, located on a beautiful tree-lined street a short walk from the University and close to the City. It provides 74 students with an opportunity to enjoy and contribute to an inclusive, supportive community.
Our community encourages every student to find ways of supporting the endeavours of others within both the College and the wider world. Consistent with this encouragement is Medley’s concern to foster environmental awareness and the practice of sustainable living, both necessary for developing and continuing the well-being of communities throughout the world.
Applications are only through VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) before October 7, 2022.
The Melbourne Access Scholarship provides an allowance of either:
- $7,500 per year for three years for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and from regional or remote areas in Australia, or
- $5,000 per year for three years for students who are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances
The duration will be extended by one year if you enrol in a Bachelor (Extended) course and/or a concurrent diploma at the same time as your Bachelor course at the University of Melbourne.
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Additional scholarship funding of $10K per year for up to 3 years is available through the Residential College Access Scholarship Package.
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Distances from Medley to key landmarks
|Stop 1 (Melbourne University)||13 mins||5 mins||9 mins|
|The Spot building||15 mins||5 mins||15 mins|
|Melbourne School of Design||17 mins||6 mins||14 mins|
|VCA||33 mins||10 mins||25 mins|
|Melbourne Central||11 mins||7 mins||9 mins|
|Flinders Street station||22 mins||7 mins||18 mins|
Financial Support and Medley Hall Fee-Remission Bursaries
Medley awards over $300,000 in bursaries each year to eligible students on the basis of financial need. On average, 1 in 3 students at Medley Hall receive some form of financial assistance from the College to help with residential fees. It is our aim to make a place at Medley Hall available to students who have been accepted into their course at the University of Melbourne and who would otherwise be unable to experience the benefits of living in a college community.
The fee-remission program comprises the following bursaries and scholarships:
Cybec Foundation Bursaries
The Cybec Foundation, founded by Roger Riordan, has supported a growing number of Medley students since 2006. The foundation aims to encourage academic excellence, assist the less fortunate, care for the environment and support the Arts. The foundation’s donation of $1 million played a vital role in Medley Hall's recent renovations and building works.
The bursaries come with the expectation that those who benefit will reciprocate by taking on responsibilities within the College and the wider community. It is our hope and expectation that students who are helped in this way will then "pass it on" when they are able to do so in the future.
Eligibility: Students in financial need will be considered.* Students from universities other than the University of Melbourne are also eligible to apply. Study abroad and exchange students are not eligible to apply. Duration: 1 year (re-application required each year). Number available: Varies.
Robert and Gretta Wilkinson Scholarship
This is a fee-remission scholarship for domestic students enrolled in a course at the University of Melbourne who are, or will be resident at Medley Hall, who are in financial need, and from a rural background. No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Eligibility: Australian students from a rural background in financial need. Duration: 1 year (re-application required each year). Number available: up to 10 depending on the value.
The Griffin Fund
This fund was established to provide fee-remission for First Nations students living at Medley Hall who are in financial need.
Eligibility: First Nations students in financial need who have been offered a place at Medley Hall. Study abroad and exchange students are not eligible to apply. Duration: 1 year (re-application required each year). Number available: up to 10 depending on the value.
Melbourne Access Scholarship
For 2023 entry, eligible students can secure an early Residential College Scholarship and Melbourne Access Scholarship of up to $17,500 per year for three years. This scholarships package will support First Nations students and/or regional students from a disadvantaged financial background to stay in colleges during their degree. Eligible applicants will receive a $10,000 Residential Colleges Scholarship together with a Melbourne Access Scholarship of up to $7,500. To be considered for this scholarship, students must apply to a residential College, apply for Access Melbourne using the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and meet the eligibility criteria for the Melbourne Access Scholarship. Applicants should apply to the College by end of October 2022 and meet the Access Melbourne closing date of 5pm Friday 7 October.
*International Student Support
We do consider international students for financial support in some circumstances. We recommend that international students explore the University of Melbourne scholarship opportunities in the first instance. More information can be found at Expanded Scholarships (unimelb.edu.au)
First Nations Students
The Residential Cost Option covers 100% of college fees for eligible students. Residents who receive the Residential Cost Option can also apply for additional financial support for living expenses through our bursary program.
The Indigenous Accommodation Grant is for University of Melbourne students who are ineligible for ABSTUDY's Residential Cost Option and is $10,000 in fee-remission. Current students and 2023 applicants are eligible. This grant is managed by the scholarships team with support from Murrup Barak.
How Do I Apply?
Semester 1 applications are now open.
- Submit an Application Form for residency at Medley Hall.
- Indicate that you would like to be considered for financial assistance based on need.
- You will be sent a bursary application form to complete.
- A pre-assessment will be made at the time of interview. Confirmation of the amount of bursaries will be made in the first week of February.
Supporting Medley Hall
We welcome any contributions that go towards supporting our students and the facilities at Medley Hall.
If you are looking for ways to support Medley, please contact us:
Dr Helen Lamb, Medley Hall, the University of Melbourne
48 Drummond Street
Parkville VIC 3053
Ph: +61 3 8344 4773
All gifts to Medley Hall of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian tax purposes.