Fees and Financial Support

Information on what is included in the residential fee and what financial support is available to help with college living expenses.


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.

Fees 2022 (Undergraduate and graduate students)

Full year fees (39 weeks)

Residential fee (includes accommodation, meals, utilities and internet)$28,299
Enrolment fee$385
Student club fee$300

Bond $500 (refunded after the room is left tidy and free of damage)

The Residential fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week; all utility bills and internet access for 39 weeks of the year. It also includes GST, cleaning, access to study and membership of the University of Melbourne fitness centre.

A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place which is offset against Semester 2 fees.

Medley Hall  Fee Remission Bursaries

About the Program

Medley awards over $300k in bursaries each year to eligible students. 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 is largely funded by the Cybec Foundation and comes 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 in their turn "pass it on" when they are able to do so in the future.


Fee remission bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need in order to meet the 'gap' between income such as: other scholarships and grants; personal contribution; parental/guardian contribution; and Centrelink, and college fees and living expenses.

Some bursaries are only available to students enrolled at the University of Melbourne and/or have other eligibility requirements. Check the details on the individual bursaries and scholarships for details.

Applications are subject to a means test developed in collaboration with Student Financial Aid.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Firstly you need to submit an Application Form for residency at Medley Hall.
  2. Indicate that you would like to be considered for financial assistance based on need. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact Medley Hall.
  3. You will be sent a bursary application form to complete.
  4. 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.

Closing Date for Bursary Applications

Semester 1: Applications are now closed.

Semester 2: July 30 (note that Sem 2 bursaries are subject to availability)

First Nations  Students

The Residential Cost Option covers 100% of college fees for eligible students. Residents who receive the Residential Cost Option can still 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 2022 applicants are eligible. This grant is managed by the scholarships team with support from Murrup Barak.

It is a requirement that students who have applied to live at Medley Hall and attend the Dhumbali Camp, reside at Medley Hall during this time which will be followed by the compulsory attendance of Welcome Week at Medley Hall.

We also welcome students studying at RMIT and ACU to apply for residency at Medley Hall.

Robert and Gretta Wilkinson Scholarship

This is a fee-remission scholarship for students enrolled in a course at Melbourne University 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.

To find out more about this scholarship click here. 

Study Abroad and Exchange

All-inclusive College experience. Semester 2, 2022 ($736 p/w)

  • 19 weeks accommodation, until 18th November* (end of exam period).
  • Early arrival date, from 7th July, at no extra cost.
  • Inclusions: fully furnished single room with linen and towels,  all meals plus snacks and hot drinks, unlimited internet, all utility bills, catered events, University of Melbourne gym membership, intercollegiate activities, academic tutorial program, and 24 hour on-site staff
  • Find out more: medleyhall.unimelb.edu.au
  • Contact: medleyhall-info@unimelb.edu.au

*can be extended at special student rate at $50 p/n (not catered)

Cybec Foundation bursaries

The Cybec Foundation, founded by Roger Riordan has supported a growing number of Medley students since 2006 and the donation of $1 million played a vital role in Medley Hall's recent renovations and building works. The Foundation has set up a number of scholarships in several different fields of study, and has funded a number of major charitable and environmental projects.

The aims of the Foundation include:

  • Encouraging academic excellence
  • Assisting the less fortunate
  • Caring for the environment
  • Supporting the Arts

In 2013 the Foundation purchased a pair of terrace houses at 101-3 Drummond Street, Carlton (just up the road from Medley Hall), which after modernising to meet current regulations, will be used for student accommodation, in conjunction with Medley Hall.

Melbourne Access Scholars

Melbourne Access Scholars who apply to Medley Hall before the end of each year can be guaranteed a place in the College. Students who apply after tertiary offers are announced may still be offered a place but this will depend on availability.

Melbourne Access Scholarship winners and students offered a place at the University of Melbourne through the Access Melbourne scheme are also eligible for bursary supported places at Medley Hall, subject to the means test.

International Student Support

We also recommend that you explore the University scholarship opportunities (International students) in the first instance.

Please explore what is available to you at Expanded Scholarships (unimelb.edu.au)