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La Trobe University

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La Trobe University is a university known for making a positive difference in the lives of our students, partners and communities. We will become an even more valued and relevant university because of the way we respond to their needs in this time of great local and national crisis.


The new La Trobe study model is here. Now you can tailor your uni experience the way you want. From on campus to online study – or a combo of both through StudyFlex™ – you can design study to fit around your life.


La Trobe is home to world-class research centres. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities and aligned to the research themes which define our strategic priorities, La Trobe research centres collaborate with industry, government and the community, towards common goals.


The Career Ready Advantage is La Trobe’s sector leading employability program. It has been designed with industry partners including PwC, Optus and the Commonwealth Bank. You’ll get the skills employers are looking for and graduate with a well-developed career portfolio to help you stand out in both Australian and global markets. It’s everything you need to get ahead in your career and is recognised on your academic transcript.

The Career Ready Advantage supports La Trobe graduates to go on to a wide variety of interesting and rewarding careers. 

Short Courses

Computer Science & IT (41)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

La Trobe International Student Support is generally your first point of contact at La Trobe University, and you are always welcome to contact us for advice, information and support.

This is a special after-hours telephone hotline for international students at La Trobe University. We care and want to help you with anything you might be worried about.

Housing services

La Trobe University offers a wide range of comfortable and accessible accommodation options. Regardless of what campus you are attending, we have a variety of residences to choose from. Living on campus is the ideal way to experience university and make friends for life.

Library services

La Trobe University students and staff are already members of the library and do not need to join. Your current La Trobe University ID card is your library card and is used for borrowing. Online databases or resources are accessible using your LTU username and password.

Campus life

Get the benefits of a big university, close to home. At La Trobe, we believe everyone should get to study at a globally-renowned university, wherever you choose to live. The solution? We’ve got campuses across Victoria and New South Wales so you can match your study with your lifestyle.

Sports facilities

The Sports Park from La Trobe University is the first of its kind in Australia. It offers a unique environment to play, teach and research sport.

Located at our Melbourne Campus, the Sports Park precinct supports major participation sports events, grassroots sport competitions and recreation opportunities and is a key component of the University City of the Future. It’ll also train the next cohort of sport industry professionals through a world-class student placement program.

Student clubs

La Trobe University is home to two student organisations, the La Trobe Student Association (LTSA) and the La Trobe Student Union (LTSU). Located on all six La Trobe University campuses, La Trobe Student Association (LTSA) provide Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) funded support services to La Trobe Students on all campuses. The La Trobe University Student Union (LTSU) is a representative body for La Trobe University students at the Bundoora campus. Student Representation at La Trobe University is as old as the Uni itself with the first Student Representative Council (SRC) being established in July 1967 and the more encompassing Student Union in 1971.

Many La Trobe Business School programs are recognised by local and international quality assurance and accreditation agencies. These agencies include:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • European Foundation for Management Development
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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