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Built on the foundation of Communitas spirit, St Hilda’s is a transformative space. Not only will you be inspired by our residents, but our community will work to nurture your passions as we learn, achieve and grow together.


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Over generations, St Hilda’s has fostered an authentic reputation that its community can be proud of. Ask anyone along the College Crescent how they would describe our residence and no doubt phrases like ‘inclusive’, ‘welcoming’ and ‘vibrant’ would be included. Within our safe environment we have a strong ‘zero tolerance’ approach to matters of harassment and bullying, and support the respectful relationships formed between our members. We think you will love it here! Come and join our community.

Respectful relationships
Mission and values
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Our People

Our people are committed to Communitas. An esteemed governing council and our Principal, Dr Brenda Holt, guide a team of around 20 staff who want to help you get where you need to go. Our fellows and residential tutors are key members of the St Hilda’s team, providing academic and pastoral leadership.

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Our difference

The founding story and Communitas spirit guide our future activities. St Hilda’s aims to be the go-to college for students from Victoria, interstate and overseas who want to be part of a vibrant and welcoming place of achievement. With your help we can create ways to strengthen community connections and expand opportunities for students.


Our Difference
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Fees and Scholarships

Last year, the College gave over $600K in scholarships.  Half of our students receive either a scholarship, bursary or a job on campus. Scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria including academic results, personal qualities, and financial need. Our mission is to make the college experience available to all, regardless of personal circumstances.

Scholarships & financial assistance
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St Hilda’s aims to be the go-to college for students from Victoria, interstate and overseas who want to be part of a vibrant and welcoming place of achievement. We can tell you how fabulous St Hilda’s is, but here are a few testimonials from students past and present. 


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St Hilda's produces a variety of publications throughout the year, from the student-focused Chronicle, to the Alumni-orientated Streoneshalh. Principal Dr. Brenda Holt creates regular blogs, a must-read for those at home. Looking for details regarding the nitty-gritty of College life? The Student Handbook is the place to go.

St Hilda's Publications
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St Hilda's College
19-25 College Crescent Parkville VIC 3052 Australia.

St Hilda's College is a living community and residential college on campus at the University of Melbourne.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land upon which our college is situated.  We pay our respect to all the Elders of Indigenous students who call St Hilda’s home.  We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community, the University of Melbourne, and the wider world.

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