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La Trobe University

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Description of La Trobe University

  • Established: 1967
  • Location: Melbourne , Victoria, Australia
  • Age: 17+
  • Number of students: 28,000
  • Type of study: joint
  • Type of accommodation: residence, apartments
  • Language of instruction: English .

La Trobe University is a state-owned research university that has remained Australia's leading university for over 50 years. The university was founded in 1967 in Victoria and in the first year of work accepted 552 students, and by 2020 the university opened several campuses in Australia and abroad and annually accepts thousands of students.

What can I study at La Trobe?

  • Art, Sociology, Communication
  • Business and Commerce
  • Law and Forensics
  • IT and engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pedagogy
  • Healthcare

With the increasing role of the digital economy, the university is constantly changing: today they have developed innovative courses on digital security, analytics, artificial intelligence and Internet professions.

The university is named after Charles Joseph La Trobe, Governor of Victoria, who left behind a legacy that the university continues. La Trobe successfully combines the availability of education with its high quality: for example, the university has developed a progressive program that increases the level of professional training of students - the Career Ready Program . The program was developed together with employers, because students immediately begin to study specialized knowledge and get practice. For example, program participants can start cooperation with a partner of the LinkedIn Learning university and choose one of the many vacancies, volunteer programs, master classes, exchange programs, etc. The best students will receive a special award - the Career Ready Award .




World University Rankings 2020

TOP 300 of the best universities in the world

Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019

TOP 50 universities in East Asia and Oceania

THE Young University Rankings 2019

TOP 52 of the best young universities in the world

World University Rankings 2020

TOP-200 of the best programs in the arts and humanities

World University Rankings 2020 by subject

TOP 300 strongest business and economics programs

World University Rankings 2020 by subject

TOP 125 best pedagogy programs

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Archeology


TOP 100 archeology programs

QS Online MBA Rankings 2019

TOP 32 best online MBA program

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

TOP 400 best universities in the world

Famous graduates:

  • Terry Moran - Secretary of State
  • Andrew Robb - Secretary of Commerce
  • Don Watson - speechwriter and author
  • Tim Flannery - Climatologist
  • Tim Entwistle - CEO of Melbourne Botanic Gardens
  • Mary Delahanti - Journalist
  • Paul Jennings - Children's Writer
  • Tim Ross - TV host and comedian
  • Fran Kelly - radio host
  • Corinne Grant is a lawyer and comedian.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in La Trobe University

Program name
All year round
from 31400.00 $AUD / year
from 31400.00 $AUD / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 35800.00 $AUD / year
from 35800.00 $AUD / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 13400.00 $AUD / year
from 13400.00 $AUD / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Most students prefer to stay on campus in one of the university's residences:

  1. New residence. In 2020, a new residence with 624 bedrooms, studios and apartments opens on campus. Residents will have access to the gym, living rooms and areas for educational activities, to the shared kitchen. Meals - self-catering or an individual meal plan in the canteens. Cost of living per week:
  • Single Studio: 360 $
  • Apartment for 4 people: 205 $
  • Apartments for 5-6 people: $ 203.
  1. Glenn College is the oldest residence with its own history and special inspiring atmosphere. Residents of the residence receive many privileges - access to the computer center 24 hours a day, a cafe, and every evening they go to the dining room for a delicious dinner. This place is well equipped not only for living, but also for relaxation and entertainment: here you can fry a barbecue, play video games or go to the gym. Cost of living per week:

  • Single room with meals: $ 336
  • Single room without meals: $ 245.
  1. Menzies College. This residence is home to 389 foreigners. The hostel is located in the heart of the campus, which is convenient for moving around the campus. In addition to comfortable housing, residents get access to a barbecue, gym and relaxation areas. Students describe life at Menzies College as calm and measured. The cost of living in a single room with meals will be $ 245 per week.
  2. Chisholm College. The residence is located near shrubbery and Lake La Trobe and offers excellent conditions for living, studying and relaxing. The level of equipment corresponds to other residences of the university. The cost of living in a single room with meals will be $ 224 per week.
  3. Barnes Way and Waterdale Apartments - the residence is within walking distance of the university. Housing prices are a bit more affordable here:
  • Apartment for 3 people: $ 157 per week
  • Apartment for 2 people: $ 178 per week
  • Apartments for 4-5-6 people 140 $ -160 $ per week.
  1. The University Lodge is suitable for undergraduates and graduate students who are aimed at fruitful study. Cost: from $ 147 $ -280 / week.

Activities La Trobe University

La Trobe strives to create the best conditions for athletes; students, if they wish, take part in sports clubs and go to competitions. The university provides all its students with a 5% discount on the use of infrastructure facilities. What you can do in the sports center:

  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Dancing and cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Frisbee
  • Fencing
  • Lacrosse
  • Rock climbing
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Water polo
  • Water sports.


  • La Trobe is in the top of the strongest universities in the world

  • University conducts important research on the fight against cancer cells

  • 87.8% of graduates find work within 4 months after graduation

  • Over 9000 international students from 100 countries study at the university

  • 76 million dollars is the income of the university from research activities

  • 92% of employers praised university training

  • According to experts in 23 fields of science, the university level is above average

  • The university helps graduates find work.

  • Double Degree Programs

  • 4 + 1 program (bachelor's degree + master's program)

  • Modern campus and 6 residences.

Facilities and equipment at La Trobe University

The main campus is located in Melbourne, Victoria. The state has a population of 6.4 million. It has a mild climate with hot summers and cold winters. Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and the home of the university’s largest campus. This city has repeatedly won the “Best Place to Live” nomination in terms of indicators such as low crime rates, rich cultural life, climatic conditions and accommodation. The university’s campus is located within the city and, occupying 267 hectares of territory, is the largest campus in the country.

Surrounded by shrubby groves, the campus has modern facilities and equipment. The university has its own transport infrastructure, which helps to move around both on campus and beyond. In total, La Trobe has 7 campuses.

  • Spacious audiences
  • Laboratories
  • Media Studios
  • Libraries
  • Residence
  • Cafe
  • Bicycle parking
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Gym (fitness equipment, fitness and cardio zone)
  • Pool (25 meters)
  • Stadiums and venues.

Admission dates and extra charges

Costs of accommodation and training on campus:



Administrative expenses (one-time fee)

1315 $ AUD

Training materials (one-time fee)

683 $ AUD

Weekly expenses for food, rent, transportation, entertainment

547 $ AUD


  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 AUD

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol







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Scholarships La Trobe University

International students with high academic results can apply for university scholarships:

  • Grant for free tuition
  • Scholarship in the form of a discount on tuition.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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