La Trobe University

Rank 17
Location Melbourne
Established 1967
Famous For Arts, Social Sciences, Communications


La Trobe University is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. It was established in 1964 and has several campuses throughout Victoria. The university is committed to providing students with a high-quality education and has a strong reputation for teaching excellence. 

La Trobe University provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various disciplines, including arts and humanities, business and economics, education, health sciences, law and justice, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It also has a strong research focus, with research strengths in areas such as molecular science, communications and media, and social and policy studies.

Services for International Students

Students at La Trobe are welcome to seek advice and assistance on all matters of importance. The International Student Support Services include one-on-one help with academic, accommodation, financial, cultural and even personal issues. Students can also take up career support, health and wellness services, including mental health counselling, and library support, among other services. 


  • 242nd in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 251-300th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2024
  • 57th in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023
  • 304th in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


The university offers on-campus accommodation at its Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury Wodonga, Melton, Ballarat, Mildura, Wodonga and Shepparton campuses. These have a range of residential options for students, and all new international students receive a 20% discount on weekly rent when a semester of the yearly contract is signed.

About Location

The university has a presence in the Metro cities and also some regional centres. The metro campuses are located in Melbourne and Sydney, while the regional campuses are situated in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura. Melbourne and Sydney are the major locations which are known for their welcoming community for international students and have some of the best facilities for them to enjoy and grow professionally. 

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