This information will support you in your transition to Australia.
The following information will support:
- current students returning independently
- current students already onshore and ready for on-campus learning
- new students and current students arriving to La Trobe for the first time
- new students considering La Trobe
Your journey to studying on-campus at La Trobe
Be prepared before you travel
Once you have your CoE and Visa, you can arrange your travel to Australia.
When you enter Australia, you may be required to complete COVID-19 testing (depending on your country of departure). Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website for the specific COVID-19 test requirements.
Watch our Living in Australia - How it works webinar to be prepared to leave home and transition to Australia.
Arrange your accommodation
Before you leave your home country, you need to book accommodation for the duration of your studies.
Accommodation information for the duration of your studies
On-Campus Accommodation is available at our Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo and Melbourne (Bundoora) campuses.
Special rates and offers are currently available for newly arriving enrolled international students.
All On-Campus Accommodation must be booked before arriving in Australia.
Update your Australian contact information
As a condition of your student visa you must advise the University of your address in Australia within seven days of your arrival, and inform us within seven days if your address changes during your studies.
Update your contact details on StudentOnLine, including your Australian residential address and mobile number, as well as your emergency contact person and their details.
Read information about coming to Australia
To assist you to prepare to arrive in Australia, check out or helpful information you'll need to know when you arrive on campus.
Visit the Welcome Zone when you arrive on campus
The Welcome Zone is our one-stop-shop for information and support to help you transition to life in Australia
Welcome Zones are located in the ASK La Trobe Help Zone at each campus.
Some of the support you can receive in the Welcome Zone includes:
- confirming your enrolment
- meeting fellow students
- finding out more about on-campus accommodation
- tips for settling into life on campus in Australia
- information about what’s happening on campus
Activate your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Once you arrive in Australia, you will need to activate your OSHC.
If you purchased your OSHC through La Trobe, Medibank will be your OSHC provider. You can activate your membership via:
If you have organised your own health cover, please contact your OSHC provider directly on how to activate your policy with them.
Enjoy life at La Trobe
We can’t wait to see you on campus!
A fantastic program of on-campus events and engagement activities are coming soon!
It's time to return to campus
International study is a big decision, especially when the future can look a little uncertain. So we’ve designed our range of scholarships to give you the support you need in a changing world. From tuition fee reductions to cash grants, these scholarships recognise your achievements and reward your commitment to your future.
A range of scholarships are available including: