Undergraduate and postgraduate

Choosing your course

Your first step is to find your course and check the academic and English language requirements.

If you don't meet the requirements, we may make you a conditional offer. This means you may be offered a place, which will be reserved for up to one year while you improve your English or academic performance.

Please note: you can still change your course before you enrol, and after you have accepted your offer. You are entitled to one free change to your course preference. All subsequent changes will incur a AUD$80 fee. To do that, you need to fill in a Change of preference form [PDF 84KB].

Need help to meet the requirements?

La Trobe Melbourne offers English language tuition. After you complete the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at an acceptable level, you can enter most courses without sitting another English test.

La Trobe Melbourne also offers foundation programs and diploma pathway programs to help you meet undergraduate academic entry requirements.

Applying for your course

Apply online

Step 1: Access the Student Portal and register as a new user.

After you enter and submit your details, you will receive an email with your username and password to log in to the Student Portal and start your online application.

Step 2: Scan and upload these documents into the Student Portal:

  • Copies of your academic qualifications in your language and in a certified English translation. You will need to submit your originals or certified copies of academic qualifications when you accept your offer.
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency.
  • Any other information specified in the entry requirements for your course.
  • Any supplementary application forms required.

If you need help, download the Student Portal user Guide (DOC 3.7MB).

Apply by post

Step 1: Download and complete the relevant application form

Remember to attach the following:

  • Certified copies of your academic qualifications including a full statement of results, in English translation if required. If you are emailing your application form you will need to submit your certified copies of academic qualifications when you accept your offer.
  • Certified evidence of your English language proficiency.
  • Any other information specified in the entry requirements for your course.
  • Your course syllabus if you are applying for Advanced Standing (credit).

The documents you submit with your application become the property of La Trobe University and won't be returned to you.

Step 2: Download and complete a supplementary form if required.

Step 3: Post, fax, email or deliver in person your application form and accompanying documentation to:

Melbourne & City Campuses
La Trobe International (Sylvia Walton Building)
La Trobe University, Bundoora
Victoria 3086
Australia
E: intapplication@latrobe.edu.au
F: +61 3 9479 3660

Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga Campuses
La Trobe International
La Trobe University
PO Box 199, Bendigo
Victoria, 3552
Australia
E: intapplication@latrobe.edu.au
Fax: (+61 3) 5444 7926

Visa information

  • Allow at least four to six weeks to obtain your student visa and make your travel arrangements (in some countries, student visas can take up to 3 months to process).
  • If you already have a student visa, you can apply for entry to Semester 1 courses until mid-January.
  • If you do not have a student visa, you should apply by December at the latest. For July (mid-year) entry, you should submit your application by the end of May at the latest.

Apply through a La Trobe University representative

Find a La Trobe representative in your country from our overseas representative database.