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:
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).
Career & Employability supports students in making effective career decisions and developing career management skills.
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.
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.
La Trobe Podiatry Clinic
At our Melbourne Campus, 35% of residents living in on-campus accommodation are international students. Melbourne is one of the safest cities in the world to live, work and study. As with any big city, it is a good idea to get some local knowledge when you arrive. On-campus accommodation is available at Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga Campus.
Our sports facilities are available to staff, students and the general public. We provide an wide range of both indoor, outdoor and off campus facilities. Fully Equipped Gymnasium with equipment to cater for all types of people and levels of fitness: