Just received your offer to start your first year at the University of Melbourne?

Welcome to the University of Melbourne! It’s an amazing, nerve-wracking and super daunting time. At Destination Melbourne, our goal is to support your transition, making the first steps into tertiary study just that little bit easier.

Our program includes a wonderful, experienced array of volunteers, from whom you can seek advice about studies and can guide you on how you can make the most out of your academics, extracurricular activities and all that university has to offer. We also host a diverse range of planned activities geared towards academic support services, life-skill sessions, an Amazing race to help you navigate the city and so much more!

When does Destination Melbourne run in 2018?

In 2018, Destination Melbourne will be running on Tuesday 6th February – Thursday 8th February.

Am I eligible to attend Destination Melbourne?

Destination Melbourne aims to support students of various disadvantaged backgrounds. As such, we prioritise these student applications into the program. However, new students of the University of Melbourne, who have also just received their offer, are also welcome to apply! We classify students as being of disadvantaged backgrounds as listed under one, or more of the following (but is not limited to):

  • Rural, regional, interstate or living in isolated areas
  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Coming from an under-represented school
  • Recognition as being of Indigenous background

How much does the program cost?

The cost of attending Destination Melbourne is $135 for the 2018 program. This covers the cost of accommodation, meals and program activities and workshops. A limited number of bursaries are available, but are provided based on priority and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

When do student applications close?

Applications for Destination Melbourne 2018 are now CLOSED. Please look forward to when our 2019 applications open!

Contact us:

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