University Of The Week – La Trobe University, Australia

La Trobe is a globally recognized university, transforming the lives of students. It was the third university established in Victoria and now has a diverse community of more than 33,000 students.


It is ranked in the top 100 emerging universities in the world (Times Higher Education, The 100 under 50 Universities, 2014) and offers students a wide range of disciplinary and professional degrees as well as an extensive range of enrichment experiences within, or alongside, assessed curriculum.


Its graduates enjoy excellent employment outcomes in a diverse range of companies, as well as government and community organizations within Australia and around the world.


Their students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and they are proud to establish La Trobe Melbourne to provide both Australian and international students the initial support they may need to really excel in their studies.


Watch this video to learn more about what La Trobe offers:

Courses Offered:

  • Foundation studies which lead to La Trobe Melbourne diplomas or selected 1st-year-degree programs at La Trobe University
  • Diploma programs in Bioscience, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Media and Communications which lead to second-year bachelor degrees at La Trobe University
  • English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (known as ELICOS) includes General English, English for Further Studies (English for Academic Purposes), plus English programs for specific purposes.



Melbourne has four different seasons, hot in summer and cool in winter. You need to have a range of clothing – warm clothes and a coat for winter and light clothes for summer.




Australia uses the Australian dollar (A$ or AUD) and cents (100 cents = $1.00).


Cost of Living


Cost of living depends on your lifestyle but a single international student requires approximately $18,000 to $21,500 per year to live in Melbourne. This does not include your airfare. The first few weeks are expensive. You may need temporary accommodation, a bond for renting a house, money for books, furnishings.




Banks are generally open Monday to Thursday, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm and Friday 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. Some banks are open on Saturday mornings. If you want to open a bank account, you need to take some identification documents – your passport, credit card, drivers license (if you have one), student ID card.


Tax File Number


If you want to work in Australia, you need to apply for a Tax File Number (TFN). If you don’t have a TFN, you will be taxed at a high rate.


Public Transport


Melbourne’s public transport system operates tram, train and bus services, generally, 5 am – 12 midnight Monday to Saturday, and 8 am – 11 pm on Sundays and public holidays.




It is exciting living in a new city, making new friends and experiencing different cultures. Please check out our safety flyer to ensure that you are safe at all times.


If you have a problem with your studies it is important to get help as soon as possible. Always ask your teacher if you don’t understand a concept or topic. Additional academic support is available to all foundation and diploma students by making an appointment with the Academic Skills Advisor. Extra maths support is also available. The Student Counsellor can be contacted if you have a problem that is affecting your study at La Trobe Melbourne.

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We are certified overseas education consultants in Pune & Delhi that help you with both admission and application procedures to La Trobe University and other top colleges in Australia. Our overseas education consultants in Pune & Delhi have either worked or studied abroad. We guide you on the courses in La Trobe and help you with work/study visa. You can meet our skilled team of study abroad in Australia consultants in our Pune office opposite Wadia College. We understand that you will have doubts and concerns when it comes to moving to Australia. Our student-oriented and friendly team of consultants will guide you on financial scholarships and help you with accommodation. In short, you can rely on them for accurate information when it comes to studying in La Trobe University and other top colleges in Australia because they have either lived or studied abroad.

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