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La Trobe University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
With a proud history built on a mission to advance knowledge and learning to shape the future of our world, we are the most successful Australian university at combining accessibility and excellence. 



  • La Trobe has been one of Australia's pioneering universities for more than 50 years. Discover our unique history, including our motto and coat of arms.
  • In 1967, 552 students enrolled at La Trobe University, the third university to open in Victoria, which has grown to accommodate more than 36,000 students, with over 7,000 international students from 110 countries.


La Trobe students are educated to think independently, as well as to behave in an ethical and socially responsible way. Some examples of how La Trobe achieves this include:

  • The Master of Business Administration

This qualification is infused with the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education, bringing it in line with offerings from the world’s best business schools.

  • The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary

La Trobe is home to the largest university-owned wildlife sanctuary in Australia, which seeks to introduce rare and endangered animals into a predator-free environment.


La Trobe's research strategy encourages innovation, specialisation and collaboration. La Trobe University has a fine history as an excellent university with an enduring social conscience. As part of our Future Ready strategy, our plan is to grow and develop La Trobe's traditional leadership in areas of research, scholarship and learning that matter to the Australian community. Having taken a detailed investigation of our capabilities and strengths, we have identified five Research Focus Areas (RFAs).


Supporting your career

  • Teaching careers
Teaching is at the core of what we do, and we value and nurture our passionate teachers.
  • Research careers
Our researchers are the backbone of these results and contribute to the thriving and interdisciplinary nature of our research academic community.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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400 -3
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
251 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
408 46
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 is generally your first point of contact at La Trobe University, and you are always welcome to contact us for advice, information and support.
  • 24-hour student assistance hotline: 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. If you need help at night or on the weekends call 1800 758 360. This is a free call from landlines anywhere in Australia. Standard call rates apply from mobile phones.

Housing services

  • Living on-campus, you'll receive additional support in your studies, as well as access to health and wellbeing programs and support services.
  • We welcome all new international students to life on residence. We run a week-long program, in conjunction with La Trobe's International welcome program, to assist you to meet new people and make friends. 

Library services

  • Assignment/thesis support
Plan, research, reference and write your assignment/thesis.
  • Research support
Services and resources for researchers and higher degree research students.
  • Teaching support
Reading lists, teaching resources, embedding information literacy and meeting spaces.
  • Borrowing 
My account, renewals, join the library, 3 hour loan, exam papers, borrow from other libraries, borrowing help

ICT services

While you are a student at La Trobe University, you will get free online access to Office 365 and OneDrive for Business. You will also be able to download Office Pro Plus for FREE.

Medical services

La Trobe Podiatry Clinic

  • We deliver high quality clinical podiatry services to the local community in Melbourne’s north, treating and managing a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.
  • The clinic’s purpose built facilities have 17 consulting rooms, one paediatric consultation room, an operating theatre, an orthoses laboratory, a plaster casting room and a 40-seat lecture room.

Student Life

Campus life

At our Melbourne Campus, 35% of residents living in on-campus accommodation are international students. 

Sports facilities

Fully Equipped Gymnasium with equipment to cater for all types of people and levels of fitness!

  • Technogym cardiovascular and machine weights
  • Functional fitness area
  • Weightlifting platforms
  • Plenty of racks, benches and free weights.


La Trobe Business School has a number of courses recognised worldwide through global accreditation and rankings.

  • AACSB accreditation
  • ACS accreditation
  • AHRI accreditation
  • AMI accreditation
  • CAANZ accreditation
  • CPA accreditation
  • EPAS accreditation

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia