La Trobe University
CRICOS Number: 00115M

About La Trobe University

At La Trobe University, we aim to create infinite possibilities for our students, staff and the community through education and research.


La Trobe is one of Australia's leading universities with an international reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Our goal is to deliver socially responsible, inclusive, relevant and radical teaching learning and research, and our courses and research programs are highly respected by employers and academic institutions worldwide.

La Trobe University was ranked in Victoria's top 3 Universities in 2007 by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Index.

We pride ourselves on a brave, bold approach to the provision of higher education in Australia and to creating knowledge that makes a real difference to people's lives. Below is some of our international students explaining why they enjoy La Trobe University.

Our graduates enjoy excellent employment outcomes, and are to be found working in a diverse range of companies, government and community organisations within Australia and around the world. We have an alumni network of more than 130 000 graduates from around the globe.

Our graduates make inspiring leaders who are also recognised each year in the La Trobe University, Distinguished Alumni Award. This honour is awarded to eminent La Trobe University Alumni in Australia and across the continents, who have demonstrated outstanding professional or community service achievements; inspirational leadership in their field; and exceptional human qualities.


Campuses and Location

La Trobe University is renowned for the inclusiveness of its campus communities and its creation of friendly, safe and supportive learning environments.

La Trobe's main campus, the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, is situated in magnificent parklands, only 14 kilometres from the city centre in Melbourne, Victoria.

All of La Trobe University campuses have access to Melbourne as the capital and largest metropolitan city in Victoria. With up to 3.8 million people**, Melbourne is Australia's second largest capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It is known as one of the world's most liveable cities* and is well known in Australia as the cosmopolitan, multicultural, shopping, and sporting capital with major international sporting events such as the Australian Tennis Open and the Formula One Grand Prix.

Travelling in and around Melbourne is easy with the public transport network including buses, trams and trains.

La Trobe has seven campuses in total. Its regional campuses extend from Mildura in far north-west Victoria, through Bendigo, Shepparton, Beechworth and Albury-Wodonga. Courses are offered to international students at the Melbourne (Bundoora), Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga campuses.

Victoria, with a population of 5.2 million, offers magnificent coastlines, attractive beaches, snowfields, rainforests, beautiful national parks, and large wine regions.

*London-based Economist Intelligence Unit in 2002 - 2004
**Australian Bureau of Statistics 2007 data



La Trobe University offers more than 450 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs, encompassing traditional, professional, vocational and clinical fields of study.

All programs reflect the University's commitment to quality assurance and excellence in teaching and learning. Many programs offer industry cadetships, placements or projects and are accredited by professional associations nationally and internationally.

Courses are available in science, IT, engineering, humanities and social sciences, education, health sciences, law, management, accounting and business administration. La Trobe's various English language and Foundation programs are often popular pathways for international students.

To find out more about the full range of courses offered at La Trobe, please visit:


Study Abroad Program

La Trobe University's Study Abroad program allows you to experience the Australian lifestyle, our beautiful campus environments, academic excellence and world-class teaching. You will have one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

What is Study Abroad?
The Study Abroad program involves undertaking one or two semesters of study at La Trobe University, usually for crediting to a degree program back in your home country.

The units (subjects) you take as a Study Abroad student are pre-approved by La Trobe University in order to assist you in obtaining credit transfer.

What can I study?
The Study Abroad Program allows you to take subjects from your chosen field of study/major, or across many disciplines that interest you. You can benefit from this flexibility while gaining an invaluable overseas study experience.


Program highlights

• Australian Studies
• Outdoor Education
• Internship subjects
• Fieldtrips and fieldwork
• Postgraduate Business (MBA) Study Abroad
• Short photography course - Edge of the Outback
• Volunteer programs at the Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary - Melbourne (Bundoora) campus

Join the La Trobe Study Abroad Program on Facebook to connect with current students and alumni of the program: (Group name: La Trobe University Study Abroad and Exchange Program)

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"My favourite thing about Melbourne is the laid back cafe culture. Having anything and everything very easily accessible while still feeling home, safe, and cosy. And becoming a member of the surf club at La Trobe has enabled me to go on awesome trips around Victoria to e.g. the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Wilson's Prom."

-Henriette Dalby
(Bachelor of Business)


La Trobe University
Bundoora Victoria 3086

Phone: ( 613) 9627 4805
Fax: ( 613) 9479 3660