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University Overview

La Trobe University is a second-tier university with its main campus situated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. This campus has been built on a former farm and covers around 330 hectares (approximately 500 acres) of landscaped parkland including extensive water features of lakes and a moat, native-Australian vegetation, and a specialised wildlife sanctuary.

La Trobe University has a strong global alumni network comprising notable names such as David Morgan, ex-CEO of Australia's Westpac Bank; Dr Bandid Nijathaworn, Deputy Governor of Thailand's central bank, Bhutan; The Hon. Tony Sheahan, former Treasurer of Victoria; and Malaysia's Crown Prince, DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni DYMM Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail. La Trobe also offers extensive careers services in order to ensure graduates succeed.


La Trobe University has many undergraduate degrees that students can choose from. Areas of study include arts and communications, business and economics, education, health sciences, IT and engineering, law and psychology. Aside from the undergraduate coursework degrees, students can also participate in La Trobe's hallmark program which allows students to contribute to real research.

The university also offers different pathway options to help students in their application at La Trobe. Examples of entry schemes include the special tertiary admissions test (STAT), work recognition program, tertiary enabling program, special entry access schemes, learn, experience, access professions (LEAP) and elite athlete bonus scheme.


Postgraduate programs at La Trobe are basically divided into two, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research. Study areas include education, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, law and management and science, technology and engineering.

La Trobe supports postgraduate students by offering individual consultations based on staff referrals, workshops at each campus run by each faculty, and a range of other services depending on whether students are enrolled as postgraduate coursework or Higher Degree Research (HDR) student.

Study Online

The study online platform at La Trobe facilitates flexibility for students as they can interact with peers and lecturers anytime and anywhere. Off-campus students can review lectures before the sessions and after at their own pace. They can also ask questions and respond in discussion forums and engage with subjects in a digital platform and check subject and assignment notices and announcements.

External students can study bachelor's degrees, diploma programs, graduate certificates and masters online. A wide range of study fields are available to choose from including ergonomics safety and health, business and accounting, nursing science, human sciences and psychology. Support services are delivered to online students via the LMS (Learning Management System).

International Students

La Trobe University is an international student friendly school that guarantees the welfare of its students through various support programs. To be in a whole different country can be difficult and to help overseas students overcome this, the university guides them even before they arrive in Australia. Assistance with visa, health insurance, a pre-departure webinar and information on suitable accommodations are some of the topics discussed.

Upon arrival, a free airport reception service is made available for students. After students are settled, an extensive university orientation is scheduled to prepare students for life and study in Australia. Other support services offered at La Trobe include the one-hour appointment with International Student Services (ISS) and 24-hour student support hotline. Apart from these, La Trobe offers international student scholarships and financial assistance.

Tuition Fees

La Trobe University tuition fees vary depending on student status and the course being undertaken. International students are generally required to pay the full fee for undergraduate study while both local and undergraduate students can be required to pay the full fee for postgraduate study.

The average annual undergraduate tuition fee for La Trobe is AUD$26,020

The average annual postgraduate tuition fee for La Trobe is AUD$27,430

Check with the University directly for the cost of study of the courses in which you have an interest.


La Trobe offers numerous undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarships to students. La Trobe's Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) cover tuition fees for high-achieving Australian and international students accepted into any undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. The university also has arange of scholarships to support postgraduate students who are undertaking higher degrees by research.

The study abroad program offers outstanding students the opportunity to apply for the prestigious La Trobe university study abroad ambassador scholarship. External scholarships such as the Australian awards scheme, Australia awards endeavour scholarships and Australian council for educational research (ACER) are also available at the university.

University Life

La Trobe university life proves that there's more to classroom lectures and discussions. Student life is a primary focus in the university. The La Trobe student union has a dedicated events team that guarantees to deliver an exciting social calendar. From O-Week celebrations, through to end-of-Exams parties and River Cruises, all these are held every semester. Students can also choose from a wide variety of clubs and societies.

The university promotes sports, health and well-being through various programs and sports facilities. Students are encouraged to join La Trobe's student theatre and film. Student support services such as personal support, safety, skill development, financial assistance and first year assistance are also available. La Trobe also has accommodation services which can help arrange for student housing on campus.

Student Reviews

La Trobe student reviews show how much students appreciate the university's lecturers and tutors. Many students say that teachers are very approachable and that they always make sure that students get the necessary assistance they need.

In addition to this, majority of students mention about La Trobe's easy application process. Students say that the university's online application procedure is very efficient and it saves them a lot of time and effort since there is no need to appear in the admissions office personally to apply.

Students also appreciate La Trobe's huge and spacious campus. The student reviews also contain positive feedbacks on the university's facilities which students say are available for student use any time of the day.

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