La Trobe University

Melbourne , Victoria


La Trobe University is an Australian, multi-campus, public research university with its flagship campus located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities.

La Trobe’s original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country. It has 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 CBD campuses: two in Melbourne on Franklin Street and Collins Street and one on Elizabeth Street in Sydney.

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.

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.

The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $27,000 for business courses, $25,500 for Arts/Education, and $29,260 for Engineering/Science.

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 a range 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.

#360th in world by QS World
Type Public University
Size Large
36,278 Students


Courses Available

  • Business and Economics
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health and Nursing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences


How to Apply?

Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
TOEFL, PTE, CPE, CAE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)

Cost and Scholarships

AUD 27,000
Median Tuition Fee

Types of Scholarships Available



La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships
Total Worth 15%, 20% and 25% deduction on annual tuition fees.
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must: applying to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at all La Trobe campuses (excluding Sydney). course prerequisites and have equivalent to a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent or higher (Australian Equivalency)
Application Deadline --
Other Details The La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship (CES) is a scholarship available to cover tuition fees for high-achieving international students accepted into our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.
Undergraduate and postgraduate regional campus scholarships
Total Worth up to $5,000 worth of tuition fees
Eligibility and Requirements Eligibility: Applicants must meet the English language and academic requirements for their course, and have an unconditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at one of our regional campuses.
Application Deadline --
Indian Woman Access scholarships
Total Worth up to $80,000
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for the Indian Woman Access Scholarship, applicants must: 1. be female; 2. have a citizenship of India and reside in India at the time of application to studying at La Trobe University; 3. be a prospective international student applying for one of the below courses directly. 4. Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operation) 5. Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) 6. Master of Cybersecurity (Law) 7. be able to commence their study at La Trobe University in semester 1, 2019; 8. have a financial and/or educational disadvantage background; 9. have achieved high academic results from previous degree(s); 10. not be receiving any other scholarship or financial support from the University; and 11.have been involved in community service activities (e.g. volunteering with a not-for-profit organisation). When applications are assessed more weight will be given to activities that benefit the broader community.
Application Deadline August 15
Other Details VALUE: The scholarship pays for the recipient’s study costs for the expected duration of the course. Study costs covered by this Scholarship include: 1. full tuition fee; 2. an establishment fee of A$5,000; 3. a stipend of A$10,800 per semester (to be paid across four months); and 4. a payment of A$1,800 to assist with the expenses on IELTS test fee, a visa application fee and a return economy-class airfare.