International students

Students from all around the world come to live and study at La Trobe.



International orientation program

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.

All newly arrived residents, both domestic and international, are invited to join in throughout the week for free food and fun activities!

Campus demographics

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

Airport Transfers

Once you have accepted an offer to study at La Trobe and have booked your accommodation, La Trobe International can assist you with arranging an airport pick-up once you arrive in Australia.

Arrange your airport pick-up

Resources for 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. The following websites will provide you with some useful information and resources:

Transitional accommodation

Where possible, Accommodation Services will provide eligible international students with temporary accommodation for a period of one to three weeks when they first arrive at the University. The rate charged for transitional accommodation will be equivalent to the daily rate of the residence in which they will be temporarily located.

A transitional offer can only be made when and where we have available and suitable accommodation options.
To be considered eligible, you must be:

  • an international student who has been in Melbourne, Victoria for 14 days or less
  • commencing full-time study with La Trobe University and/or its affiliates
  • not on a study exchange or equivalent program.

Contact living@latrobe.edu.au for more information.