Diploma in General Studies Transition Residential Scholarship


The Diploma in General Studies Transition Residential Scholarship supports students from disadvantaged regional backgrounds to make the transition to university. The scholarship is designed to support the student transitioning to a bachelor's degree at the Parkville Campus by offering a residential scholarship for one year to Trinity College.


To be considered for a DiGS Transition Residential scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident or holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa; and
  • successfully complete the DIGS program in 2017 and receive an offer for a bachelor's degree at the University of Melbourne in 2018; and
  • enrol full-time in your course, unless documentary evidence for reasons why you cannot enrol full-time is provided; and
  • remain enrolled in the bachelor's degree until after the census date in each semester.

In addition, you must:

  • demonstrate financial need
  • meet the rural student criteria
  • provide a 200-word statement on your future plans and why you would like to reside at Trinity.

Rural/Regional Status

A rural or isolated area is defined as an area with a Remote Areas (ASGC-RA) Australian Standard Geographic Classification of: RA2 – Inner Regional, RA3 – Outer Regional, RA4 – Remote, or RA5 – Very Remote. The Department of Health and Ageing uses this categorisation system for a number of programs related to medical practice in Australia. You can check the classification of your rural or isolated address on the Department of Health and Ageing website.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • your residential address is in an area with a classification of RA2 or higher.

Financial Need

You are required to provide a statement of financial disadvantage.

Terms & Conditions

Scholarship Payments

Payments will be arranged between the Faculty and Trinity College.


Scholarship recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.

Students are expected to maintain ‘good standing’ in their course. This means not being identified as at risk of, or making, unsatisfactory progress.


The scholarship cannot be deferred and must be taken up in the 2018 academic year.

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship are now open.

Applications close on 24th January 2018

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