La Trobe University


La Trobe

Quick Facts

  • Top 100 universities under 50 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015)
  • Member of the Innovative Research Network of universities in Australia.
  • More than 7,000 international students from 110 countries with September and February enrolment dates.

The university was established in 1964 following the assent of the La Trobe University Act by Victorian Parliament on 9 December of that year, becoming the third university in the state and the twelfth university in Australia.

La Trobe’s original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora, with two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. The university has two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and three minor CBD campuses: two in Melbourne on Franklin Street and Collins Street and one on York Street in Sydney.

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for academic excellence. Established in 1964, La Trobe hosts more than 30,000 students, including more than 7,000 international students from more than 110 countries. The university focuses on high quality learning, teaching and student experience, a commitment to employment outcomes and innovative research across science, health, engineering, arts, social science, commerce and law.

La Trobe and Canada
Every year La Trobe University welcomes students from around the world. This tradition has resulted in a large International Alumni base. International students seem to fall in love with Australia. After graduation, some even choose to make it their new home.

Schools and Departments
La Trobe’s academic structure contains 2 colleges and several schools, offering courses at all levels:

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Law

College of Science, Health and Engineering:

  • School of Allied Health
  • School of Applied Systems Biology
  • School of Cancer Medicine
  • School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Molecular Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology and Public Health
  • School of Rural Health

For information on international student fees (non-EU), click here.

Newcastle offers a range of International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Nearly 32,236 students at the UK campus with 5,820 staff.

Entrance Requirements
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La Trobe Accommodation Services currently manages on campus accommodation at our regional campuses in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga and on our Melbourne (Bundoora) campus. Accommodation options include on-campus undergraduate residences, on-campus post graduate and mature aged residences and family unit accommodation.

Located just 14km from the city centre, the Melbourne Campus is our largest. It covers 267 hectares of stunning parkland and waterways and includes all the amenities you’d expect to find in the city. You will find lots of cafés, restaurants, shops, banks, a hairdresser, post office, student accommodation and a large library. The campus even has its own art museum, cinema and markets

Bendigo, 150km from Melbourne, is home to 5,000 La Trobe University students. It occupies 33 hectares of picturesque native Australian bushland and is home to significant teaching and research centres including the La Trobe Rural Health School.

Our Sydney Campus offers a range of Business and IT degrees in the heart of Sydney’s city centre. A short walk from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, this campus is exceptionally located for links with industry and business in Australia’s commercial capital.

Melbourne Campus is well served by public transport; buses, trams and trains are all readily available to and from various parts of the city. If you arrive at Melbourne Airport, La Trobe International (LTI) is pleased to provide you with a free airport reception service. There are two airports in Melbourne, located at Tullamarine and Avalon. If you are booking a domestic flight in Australia to come to Melbourne, it is recommended you fly into Tullamarine Airport, not Avalon Airport.

Living in Melbourne
Melbourne is Victoria’s capital, and Australia’s second largest city. It’s a multicultural hub with 4.4 million people from more than 153 countries, it’s one of the best sporting cities in the world, and Australia’s art and culture capital.

You will find the world’s masterpieces on the walls of the city’s 100+ galleries and some of the world’s best examples of street art along its famous laneways. Melbourne’s theatres and live venues stage blockbuster productions, international and local opera, ballet, comedy and live music by some of the world’s most popular artists. Melbourne is also a UNESCO City of Literature. When it comes to sport, Melbourne is a city like no other. Each year the city hosts major international sporting events like the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, the Formula One Grand Prix, the Rip Curl Pro surfing championship, the Australian Masters golf tournament and the Melbourne Cup (horse racing).

Melburnians take their food very seriously. In fact, there are more seats in Melbourne’s cafés, restaurants and bistros (178,320) than there are residents in the inner city (116,431)! Many of the world’s top chefs have set up in Melbourne and you will find just about every cuisine on the planet here. Melbourne’s charm, elegance and cultural appeal, as well as its mild climate and relaxed lifestyle, make it an ideal place to live, work and study.