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  • La Trobe University is a public research University, established in 1964 with its main campus situated in Melbourne’s Northern suburb of Bundoora.
  • La Trobe Australia’s largest Metropilitan campus and the third University to be established in the State of Victoria, and twelfth in Australia.
  • La Trobe University is part of the Innovative Research Universities Group.
  • La Trobe has several branches/campuses in Victoria, including Bundoora, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton and Melbourne CBD. La Trobe additionally has a campus in Sydney, as well as an Online Campus.
  • La Trobe University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students through its two colleges; The College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce, and the Science, Health and Engineering College.
  • In 2015, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings named La Trobe University in the top 100 Universities under 50 years.
  • In 2014, La Trobe was ranked amongst the top 200 International Universities for Arts and Humanities, making it one of the best Universities in the world for Arts and Humanities studies.
  • La Trobe enrols 9,000 students from over 110 countries at its campuses each year.

La Trobe Faculties : Schools and Departments

  • The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce comprises of four school; La Trobe Business School, La Trobe Law School, School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • La Trobe Business School
    • Department of Accounting and Data Analytics
    • Department of Economics and Finance
    • Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Marketing
    • Department of Management, Sport and Tourism
  • La Trobe Law School
  • School of Education
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Outdoor and Environmental Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Department of Archaeology and History
    • Department of Creative Arts and English
    • Department of Languages and Linguistics
    • Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy
    • Department of Social Inquiry

  • The College of Science, Health and Engineering
  • The College of Science, Health and Engineering comprises of 9 Schools and 16 departments.
    Students pursuing undergraduate or post-graduate courses under the College of Science, Health and Engineering will have access to world-renowned facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) and the Centre for Agri Bioscience.

    • La Trobe Rural Health School
    • School of Allied Health
      • Department of Community and Clinical Allied Health
      • Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport
      • La Trobe Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine Research
      • Living with Disability Research Centre
  • School of Applied Systems Biology
  • School of Cancer Medicine
  • School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    • Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
    • Department of Engineering
    • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    • Centre for Technology Infusion
  • School of Life Sciences
    • Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences
    • Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution
    • Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology
    • Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems
  • School of Molecular Sciences
    • Department of Biochemistry and Genetics
    • Department of Chemistry and Physics
    • Department of Pharmacy and Applied Science
    • Centre for Materials and Surface Science
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
    • Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing
    • Judith Lumley Centre
  • School of Psychology and Public Health
    • Department of Public Health
    • Department of Psychology and Counselling
    • Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society
    • The Bouverie Centre
    • Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
    • Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Centre for Health Communication & Participation
    • Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
    • Palliative Care Unit
  • Why study at La Trobe?

    • La Trobe University is ranked amongst the top 400 Universities in the World by all three major independent ranking agencies; QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, placing it in the top 1.2% of world Universities.
    • In 2019, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed La Trobe University as the 59th Best ‘Golden Age University’ in the World.
    • La Trobe has been ranked 14th in Australia and 4th in the State of Victoria for employability in the 2018 and 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
    • La Trobe was rated 2nd in Victoria and 8th in Australia by Australian employers in the 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Employer satisfaction Survey, with an overall rating of 86.6%.
    • In 2016, La Trobe was ranked as one of the World’s Best Universities in the QS Top 50 Universities under 50 years.
    • La Trove is the first Australian University to receive a six-star rating for sustainable large-scale developments.
    • La Trobe is Top-Rated nationally and above-world standard in 19 fields of Research.
    • The University houses the largest rural health school in the country, partnering with Australia’s leading health providers including, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Bendigo Health, The Alfred, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and Back in Motion Physiotherapy centre.
    • La Trobe works with web developers like Amazon web services to offer Australia’s first Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology Degree.
    • La Trobe comprises of a Cybersecurity Research Centre, which is a government research training and industry hub for Cyber intelligence tools and techniques, law, ethics and regulation.
    • La Trobe’s Agri Bioscience centre based in Bundoora, brings together over 400 scientists and researchers from biotech companies, the Government and University staff, and is renowned as a leader in agricultural production research and sustainable foods solution.
    • La Trobe offers students the chance to engage in overseas study opportunities with over 150 partner institutions in over 40 countries across the globe, through overseas exchange programs, study tours, clinical placements and internships.
    • A majority of the degree programs offered at La Trobe include work-integrated learning (WIL) in the form of internships, clinical placements and subjects that have work-integrated practices included as part of the subject curriculum.
    • The diverse, multicultural staff at La Trobe is made up of industry experts, leaders, revolutionary researchers, respected entrepreneurs, renonwned advocates, award-winning scientists, and acclaimed journalists.

    Campus Locations

    La Trobe has several branches/campuses located throughout the state of Victoria as well as one campus in Sydney and one online campus.

    All La Trobe University campuses:

    • Bundoora Campus (Main Campus)
    • Melbourne City Campus
    • Albury-Wodonga Campus
    • Bendigo Campus
    • Mildura Campus
    • Shepparton Campus
    • Sydney Campus
    • La Trobe Online Campus

    Bundoora Campus

    The main campus of La Trobe University is located in the Northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora, stretching over a total area of 660 acres, making it the largest metropolitan campus in Australia.  The University has a yearly student enrolment of 26,000+ students, and include state of the art facilities, including the Donald Whitehead Building, La Trobe Wildlife Sactuary and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.

    Melbourne City Campus

    More than 800 students’ study at La Trobe’s Melbourne city campus, where a diverse range of post graduate programs are offered, including business, health, law and cybersecurity.  In 2017, the campus was extended to include three new levels, in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.  The campus has been designed to encompass the latest innovations, learning technology and educational design and teaching.

    Albury – Wodonga Campus

    The Albury-Wodonga campus is home to over 800+ students and two of Australia’s leading research centres, with a focus on specific issues facing the local regional community like aeing in regional communities, water science and the policy of the Murray-Darling basin. The

    Bendigo Campus

    The Bendigo campus is La Trobe’s second largest campus, located in one of Victoria’s fastest growing regional cities, located only 3kms away from the Bendigo city centre. The campus enrols over 5,000 students and offers a range of courses including allied health, law, dentistry and engineering.

    La Trobe, Bendigo has strong connections with the local council, businesses and arts organizations, resulting in 94% of the University graduates being able to find suitable employability in Bendigo upon graduation.

    Mildura Campus

    The La Trobe Mildura campus is located in the heart of Mildura and enrols over 500 students each year.  The Mildura campus has close connections with the local community, through industry partnerships and personalised learning experiences, which has resulted in 87% of graduates staying back and working in Mildura after graduation.

    A majority of nurses, teachers, social workers and business professionals; CEO’s and other Senior Managers, make up the bulk of the workforce in the town of Mildura.

    Shepparton Campus

    700+ students’ study at the La Trobe Shepparton campus, located in the heart of the town, with more than 400 of the students living on campus.

    The campus has several top-notch study and communal spaces, including a Clinical Learning unit comprising of advanced teaching technologies.

    Sydney Campus

    Over 900+ students, from over 30 different countries are enroled at La Trobe’s Sydney campus, a state-of-the-art campus located in the heart of the city’s CBD, next to Hyde park. The campus offers both undergraduate and post graduate courses, as well as several foundation studies and diploma programs in Accounting, Business, Management, IT and Health Science to name a few. 

    The Sydney campus is located in close proximity to key part-time work and internship opportunities, and within walking distance to major transport hubs, cafes, restaurants,shopping centres, and national icons like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

    La Trobe Online Campus

    The La Trobe online campus provides students with a greater flexibility to pursue their higher studies when they want, where they want, and how they want (Full-time, Part-time or Accelerated study).

    La Trobe’s Learning Management System (LMS) allows students to interact with lecturers and research supervisors online and achieve the same learning outcomes as students pursuing on-campus study.

    All La Trobe course material is made available online and backed by industry accreditations. The La Trobe Business School is one of the few Universities in the world that offers accreditation from the prestigious European Foundation of Management Development, an award given to extremely high-quality business and management programs, including a broad international perspective.

    Popular courses at La Trobe

    • Arts, Social Sciences and Communications
    • Business and Commerce
    • Education and Teaching
    • Health
    • IT and Engineering
    • Law and Criminology
    • Science

    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    1. La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship

      All high-achieving international students that choose to pursue an undergraduate or post graduate program at La Trobe University is eligible to apply for this scholarship, and can receive upto 15-25% reduction in their overall tutiton fee.

      Eligibility requirements:

      • Students cannot currently be enroled at La Trobe
      • Cannot be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand
      • Must be applying to enrol in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program in any La Trobe campus except Sydney. *Post graduate reearch degrees, exchange programs, study-abroad programs, ELICOS, Foundation studies, Postgraduate enabling programs and diploma courses are NOT included
      • Must meet the program’s minimum English language proficiency
      • Must meet all course pre-requisites and have a weighted average mark of 65% or higher

    2. Undergraduate and postgraduate regional campus scholarships

      This scholarship is available to international students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate programs at one of La Trobe’s regional campuses for a total value of up to $5,000.

      Eligibility Requirements

      • Must meet the minimum English language requirements of the course
      • Must meet all academic requirements of the course
      • Must have an unconditional offer letter to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate program at one of La Trobe’s regional campuses.

    3. Indian Woman Access scholarships

      This scholarship provides financial support for commencing Indian female students from disadvantaged financial and social backgrounds to pursue a Master of Cybersecurity at the La Trobe Bundoora Campus. The total scholarship is valued at $80,000, stipend and any other associated costs which include:

      • Full program tuition fee
      • An establishment fee of $5,000
      • A stipend of $10,800 per semester (paid in a four month-instalment plan)
      • $1,800 to assist with English Language exam, visa application fee and return air ticket in economy class.

    4. The La Trobe International and IDP Professional Development Bursary

      This bursary is aimed at current, enrolled international students at La Trobe University, for a bursary of $1,000, which will be awarded towards professional development of the student within their chosen study program. This would include assisting the students in developing their career pathways, through attendance at conferences, seminars, workshops or other events that will help develop the student’s skills and competencies and other learning opportunities.
      Eligibility requirements:

      • Must be an international student currently enrolled at one of the La Trobe campuses
      • Must have already completed a minimum of six months of their course
      • Must have a weighted average mark of 65+
      • Must be able to complete the professional development activity within the duration of their course
      • Must agree to take part in marketing and advertising activities on behalf of La Trobe University and IDP

    Student Services

    • Peer Learning advisors at La Trobe, are current La Trobe students, who are experienced in certain skills, and help new students in areas such as assignment writing, time management, research, and any other topics relevant to your course. Regular study groups and workshops are also held throughout the year.
    • La Trobe has an online tutoring service called “Smart Thinking”, which provides feedback on assignments, conducts live tutoring sessions and includes question submission and information boards in areas such as writing, maths and other core academic skills.
    • La Trobe offers free counselling sessions for all its students, through face-to-face, telephone or skype. All counsellors have been expertly trained in assisting students and advising on personal challenges and mental health issues.
    • La Trobe has support services for students with unique backgrounds, including indigenous students, LGBTIQ students, refugees, disabled students and mature-aged students.
    • The La Trobe International Student Service (ISS) team is also available throughout your time at University to help with any academic, social, financial, and cultural issues.
    • The La Trove Mentoring program seeks to connect La Trobe students with high-profile global network of alumni and industry partners.
    • All La Trobe students are provided with free access to LinkedIn learning online course library and can choose from thousands of tutorials led by industry professionals, to help enhance your employability skills.
    • La Trobe’s ‘Career Ready’ program is a unique employability program that helps students build the skills and competencies they need to success in the workplace
    • La Trobe’s Work Integrated Learning programs help place students in organizations, to allow them to develop their skills in a practical setting.

    Clubs and Societies

    Clubs and Societies are the best way to engage, network and socialize with your peers, and be an active member of the La Trobe community.  La Trobe has over 90 clubs and societies from sporting clubs, musical, academic, literary to cultural clubs. Some of the popular clubs and societies at La Trobe include:

    • Vietnamese Students' Association LAVISA
    • Sports Clubs like the La Trobe Netball Club , Basketball Club, Hockey Club, Soccer Club, Touch Football, Frisbee, Water polo, Swimming, Squash, and Diving Club
    • La Trobe Nintendo Society
    • Debating Club
    • Pakistan Students' Association
    • PPE Society - Politics, Philosophy, Economics
    • Psych Society
    • Punjab Heritage
    • QueerCollection
    • La Trobe University Red Cross Club
    • LA Trobe Golden key

    Accomodation – On Campus

    Bundoora Campus

    The Bundoora campus has three undergraduate housing colleges:

    1. Chisholm College

    The Chisholm College, located on the Eastern end of the campus has rooms that overlook the campus, lake and the native bushland.

    • The rooms are single bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    • Shared Kitchens (Self Catered)
    • Access to the Chisholm fitness room
    • Common areas – pool tables, mini cinema and other entertainment and recreation activities

    *The daily rate inclusive of all utility bills is $30.00

    1. Glenn College

    The Glen College includes all Single bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Other amenities include:

    • Dining hall (caters breakfast and dinner all 7 days of the week – meal plans available)
    • Shared kitchen and lounge areas
    • Theatre room
    • Computer room
    • Recreation room
    • Access to the Chisholm fitness room

    *The daily rate inclusive of all utility bills and catered breakfast and dinner 7 days a week is $48.00

    1. Menzies College

    Located in the Southern end of the campus the Menzies College offers single bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Other amenities include:

    • Shared kitchen (Self - Catered)
    • Sauna
    • Gymnasium
    • Access to the Chisholm fitness room

    *The daily rate inclusive of Gas, Water and Electricity bills is $34.50
    *The annual fees for all accommodation is $720

    • Bendigo Campus
    1. Hillside Apartments

     Located close to the campus, the Hillside Apartments are six modern three level apartment blocks, providing housing for undergraduates.

    All accommodation are equipped with:

    • Single rooms with climate control
    • Shared bathroom and laundry facilities
    • Shared kitchen
    • Common room

    *Daily Cost: $32.50

    1. Terraces

    21 fully furnished houses make up the Terraces. Each of them accommodate up to eight students. All rooms have scenic views with walking distance to the campus.

    All accommodation are equipped with:

    • Single bedroom
    • Shared bathroom and laundry facilities
    • Shared kitchen

    *Daily Cost: $30.00

    1. Units

    The Units are located on the southern end of the Bendigo campus and are the closest residences to the campus.

    • Single bedroom
    • Shared bathroom and laundry area
    • Shared kitchen
    • Indoor and outdoor common areas

    *Daily Cost: $27.00

    The annual compulsory fee upon check in is $720.

    • Albury-Wodonga Campus
    1. McFarlane's Hill Residence

    The McFarlane’s Hill Residence is a 28-bed accommodation, divided into 2 two-storey buildings, comprising of 7 bedrooms on each floor. All bedrooms are very spacious and climate controlled.

    The accommodation comes with shared facilities including:

    • King-size single bed, bedside table, desk, chair, lamp and built in cupboards and drawers
    • A fully furnished kitchen – inclusive of a kettle, toaster, sandwich maker and rice cooker
    • Bathrooms
    • Lounge and dining rooms
    • Laundry facilities

    *Cost: $192.50 per week (Not inclusive of meals)

    1. East-End Residence
    • Twelve units in total with six bedrooms, one 5-bedroom and one 4-bedroom accommodation
    • All accommodation is fully furnished and have basic kitchen appliances
    • Shared facilities include the kitchen, laundry, bathroom and living areas

    *Daily Cost: $23.00