La Trobe University - Study Abroad

Want to experience a unique destination while studying at one of Australia's most beautiful universities? Look no further than study abroad or exchange at La Trobe University. Here you will find world-class teaching facilities, academic excellence, stunning native Australian campus environments and plenty of extracurricular trips and activities.

Victoria's third university. The main campus is located in Bundoora, Melbourne - the world's most liveable city (Global Liveability Survey 2015) and the second best student city (QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2016).

What sets us apart?

  • Edge of the Outback: Go on a photographic journey through stunning Australian landscapes and record your experiences through the mediums of analogue and digital photography.
  • Field trips: Add to your exposure to Australian culture and the environment by combining your studies with a subject involving field trips and practical learning. Types of subjects include botany, conservation, earth science, marketing and zoology.
  • Internships*: Boost your study abroad adventure with a practical placement. Types of placements include a Media Studies Internship, Nature Tourism Practicum at the Bendigo campus, Education Research Practicum and Sport Management Project.
  • Outdoor education: We offer outdoor education programs at the Bendigo campus. These programs allow you to experience excitement and adventure while learning more about yourself and the environment.
  • Pre-orientation trip: Kick off your semester by joining us on the Pre-Orientation Trip. The trip offers a great way to ease into Aussie life through a weekend escape to the spectacular coastline along the Great Ocean Road.
  • Student trips: Make the most of your time at La Trobe by going on a student trip. Offered throughout the year, these are an affordable way to see the best of the country and make new friends at the same time.
  • Volunteer programs: Get some hands-on experience through our community engagement programs at our own La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Orientation: Orientation assists commencing international students' transition to life and study at La Trobe University.

*Internships are subject to availability in any given semester.


More than 250 courses are available to international students across undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research levels. Our study offering is diverse and covers over 29 subject areas.

You can find subjects by using the Subject Database:

Life at La Trobe includes the opportunity to be part of a variety of active clubs, international student organisations and groups at any of the eight campuses. There are sports centres, swimming pools and tennis courts at the Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga campuses.

La Trobe has a dedicated team of staff who understand the difficulties international students might face in adjusting to a new culture, environment and trying to make new friends. Our comprehensive international student services include advice and assistance regarding visas, health insurance and tuition fees, and a free airport or railway reception service.

Ivan Gutierrez Espinoza, Mexico

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Exchange Program

'Melbourne is ranked among the top three cities in terms of life quality, has a wide variety of attractions and a multicultural environment highly influenced by south eastern Asia. Arts are a very important and supported activity in the city and festivals are always running. I'm having a great time. Australians are kind and very open, it is a very different culture. The mix here is so rich that

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