Study abroad and incoming exchange

Experience Australia while gaining credit towards your home degree.

Studying overseas is an exciting chance to explore a new country, meet new people and challenge yourself. If you’re completing a degree in your home country, you could still come to La Trobe as part of our study abroad and incoming exchange programs. Study with us for up to two semesters while gaining credit towards your home degree.

The program you choose will depend on whether your home university has an exchange agreement with La Trobe. Learn more about how each program works below.

A Study Abroad program allows you to study at La Trobe for one or two semesters if you meet entry requirements, regardless of whether your home institution is one of our exchange partners. You’ll need to defer your studies in your home country while you study in Australia and pay tuition fees to La Trobe.

If your home university is one of our partner institutions, you could be eligible to study at La Trobe for one or two semesters through your home university's exchange program. You won’t need to pay fees to La Trobe, but you'll need to keep paying fees to your home institution.

We offer exchange and study abroad programs at our Melbourne campuses in the City and Bundoora, and at our Bendigo Campus. Melbourne is ranked as the best student city in Australia because of its diverse student communities, beaches, cultural events and standards of living. Bendigo is a vibrant hub in regional Victoria with a rich history and a relaxed atmosphere. No matter which campus you choose, there are plenty of things to do and see.

You can download our brochure to find out everything you need to know about Study Abroad and Exchange at La Trobe [PDF 8MB].

Tuition fees and other costs

Incoming exchange tuition fees

As an incoming exchange student, you don’t need to pay tuition fees to La Trobe – you’ll simply continue paying fees to your home university.

Study abroad tuition fees

As a study abroad student, you’ll need to pay tuition fees to La Trobe. The 2021 tuition fees per semester for the study abroad program are:

  • four subjects (60 credit points) per semester: A$9 400
  • three subjects (45 credit points) per semester: A$7 050.

Tuition fees are based on a full-time study load and are subject to change annually.

If your home university requires you to enrol in five subjects (75 credit points) per semester, La Trobe will need to approve your increased study load and additional fees will apply.

Other costs

Along with any tuition fees, you’ll also need to consider the cost of living in Australia and Overseas Student Health Cover fees.

As per government regulations, students studying in Australia for one semester must have OSHC coverage for a minimum cover period of seven months (or 14 months for students staying for two semesters). You may be able to seek a refund for any 'unspent time' just prior to your departure from Australia.

OSHC representatives are available on Melbourne Campus for any questions associated with student coverage.

Pre-departure

Pre-departure

We support you and help you prepare for your experience at La Trobe.

Get ready for La Trobe

Your experience

Your experience

Prepare for your La Trobe experience and make new friends while discovering Australia's coast on our pre-Orientation trip.

Find out what to expect

Returning home

Returning home

Once your study abroad or exchange program is complete, it’s time to get ready for your journey home.

Prepare to head home

Contact us

Contact us

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