International Terms 2021

With more intakes and shorter study periods, our terms structure gives you more flexibility when you study eligible courses.

Under our terms structure, intakes are available every six weeks for eligible courses. In 2021, term intakes are available for March, April, July and September.

Each term lasts for six weeks. You’ll study two subjects per term and need to complete a total of four subjects every two terms (the equivalent of a full-time semester).

This allows you a smooth entry to university study while you remain on track to complete your degree on time.

You’ll progress your degree at the same rate overall, but you’ll have extra flexibility to balance study with other important life commitments by choosing from additional intakes. You’ll also be able to focus on two subjects at a time rather than the usual four.

For students outside Australia

In this terms structure, you’ll commence your study online and be ready to join us on campus once borders reopen. You’ll get the same world-class education in a different mode of learning, with support every step of the way.

The Australian Government has announced it will recommence granting student visas for students who lodge an application outside Australia – so once travel restrictions are lifted and you’ve received your student visa, you can transition to study at one of our campuses across Victoria and New South Wales. If travel restrictions are lifted part way through a term, you’ll need to complete the term online and transition to on-campus in the next term.

Curious about the experience of studying online at La Trobe?

Eligible courses

These courses are eligible for the terms structure for international students in 2021:

Health courses

Key dates for 2021 terms

Teaching period

Start date

Census date

End date

Exam period

Term 2

01 March

18 March

16 April

20 April – 23 April

Term 3

26 April

15 May

04 June

22 June – 25 June

Term 4

19 July

03 August

27 August

31 August – 03 September

Term 5

06 September

21 September

15 October

19 October – 22 October

All terms run for six weeks and are only available for select courses and subjects. Check the list above for the eligible courses for international students.

For more information about all key dates, see our academic calendar [PDF 117.4KB].

Business courses*

*all courses only available in Term 6, 2021

Key dates for 2021 terms

Teaching period

Start date

Census date

End date

Exam period

Term 6

08 November

23 November

17 December

21 December - 23 December

All terms run for six weeks and are only available for select courses and subjects. Check the list above for the eligible courses for international students.

For more information about all key dates, see our academic calendar [PDF 117.4KB].

Frequently asked questions

As not all subjects are taught in each term, you’ll receive your personal study plan in StudentOnline after you accept your offer and enrol in your course.

You’ll be able to self-enrol into your subjects through your StudentOnline Account. If you’re offered a course delivered in a terms structure, we’ll also give you a study plan for your course, which will include the subjects you need to enrol in each term. (These study plans are currently in development and will be provided to you once ready.) We’ll provide you with more information, including steps to complete your online enrolment, after you accept your offer.

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