Register and enrol

Check-in (Summer Semester, 2017)

Upon arrival, you need to register your arrival at La Trobe University at our dedicated international student check-in desk. Refer to the following table for check-in dates, time and location at your campus.

College/Campus Check-in Time International Check-in Dates Check-in Venue
ASSC college/City Campus 9am- 5pm1       23 October - 1 November City Campus Reception 
ASSC college/Melbourne Campus10am-1pm        23 October - 1 November Donald Whitehead Building, Melbourne Campus
SHE college/Melbourne Campus10am - 1pm      23 October - 25 October            
Donald Whitehead Building, Melbourne Campus

1Students studying at the City Campus will be escorted by a host to Melbourne Campus on 2 November for Orientation.

Please ensure you bring your passport, visa and offer letter with you. You may need to check-in at different dates from above if your course starts early. Details of your course commencement date and check-in date can be found on your offer letter. Refer to the campus maps for directions to the venue.

Please note: original passport must be sighted at Check-in.


Enrolment is when you formally register in your course. When you enrol in your subjects, you will have the opportunity to discuss your subject selection with course advisors.

To find out more about the enrolment process, refer to the Enrolment and Orientation Guide for new international student.

The guide also contains information on:

  • How do I apply for Advanced Standing (Credit) for previous study?
  • What if I need more information about my course?
  • Can I change my course?
  • What if I am going to arrive after enrolment?
  • What if I enrol then change my mind about studying?
  • How do I change my university/institution?
  • What if my first language is not English?
  • Am I a Study Abroad or exchange student?
  • Am I a sponsored student?
  • How will I receive U.S. Financial Aid funds?

After you have completed your enrolment your La Trobe Card (student identification card) is created. The La Trobe Card is a smartcard i.e. you can store data on it, borrow from the library, pay for photocopying, or purchase a parking ticket.