International students: enrolment steps

Welcome to La Trobe

Visit our Welcome to La Trobe website for information to assist you in your journey to on-campus study.

For check-in and enrolment steps for graduate research students, please refer to the Research Orientation information for graduate researchers.

Get started with 6 steps

There’s also this very helpful guide on how to get started at La Trobe as an international student.

How to confirm your personal details

Before you can enrol, you will need to confirm your personal details. Watch our video on how to confirm your personal details in StudentOnLine on YouTube below:

Or view the same video on DORIS:

How to enrol

Watch our video on how to enrol in StudentOnLine on YouTube below:

Or view the same video on DORIS:

  • Our Student Homepage has links and information for all our current students.
  • You can reset your password with our Password Reset Tool (you'll need to have your temporary password from us on hand, emailed to the personal email address you used to apply for the course, to be able to reset it).
  • Enrol by logging in to StudentOnLine.
  • Access the University Handbook.
  • Go to the Subject Search.
  • Learn about the compulsory online modules you'll need to take during your first semester.
  • Go to the Learning Management System (LMS) for your subject content. Subjects will be visible about one week before class starts and there can be a delay of up to 48 hours after you have enrolled, so don't panic if you can't see them when you've just enrolled.
  • We have dedicated Current Student FAQs, for answers to common questions during all stages of your study or visit to see ways to contact ASK La Trobe (our current students information and help service).

  • View important calendar and academic dates through our La Trobe calendar (especially census dates and our academic calendar).
  • Access information on how to use and log in to your timetable in Allocate+.
  • Access your Office 365 Student Email Account.
  • Stay up-to-date with everything happening at the university through our social media channels and blog from My LaTrobe.
  • Find specific and regularly updated information about COVID-19 and how it affects your study through our Current Student COVID FAQs.

How to enrol and next steps

  • Check the University Handbook for an overview of your course structure (also known as a 'study plan'). Take the time to understand the structure as some course structures can be complicated. If you're starting an undergraduate course and have a major in mind, have a look at the prerequisite subjects you might need to do in your first year.
    Note: A typical full time study load (or 'equivalent full time study load' EFTSL) is four subjects in Semester 1, and four subjects in Semester 2 (a total of eight subjects over the academic year).
  • Use La Trobe’s Study Plan Guides tool to assist you with visualising your course enrolment. The Study Plan Guides tool is available to support students starting a new undergraduate course in 2022 with their enrolment.
  • If your course requires electives, check the Handbook to find suitable elective subjects.See also: Choosing subjects and electives
  • Write down the subject codes you want to study – these will be useful when you're enrolling.

Need more help enrolling?

If you have difficulties enrolling, see the Can’t Enrol on StudentOnLine guided assist or view our FAQs. Support is available for you if you need some extra assistance or advice.

Enrolment Support

  • When you know what to enrol into for the calendar year, log back into StudentOnLine and select the Enrolment tab.
  • Please note that a Semester is 4 subjects and a Term is 2 subjects.

  • Choose your subjects for the calendar year. It's easier if you know the subject code when you're searching for subjects. You only need to search for elective subjects, as the core subjects will pre-fill.
  • If you're an undergraduate student, you'll need to complete the online Academic Integrity and Wominjeka La Trobe Modules.
  • Once you've chosen your subjects, tick the box next to each subject.
  • Click Enrol to confirm.

Need more help enrolling?

If you have difficulties enrolling, see the Can’t Enrol on StudentOnLine guided assist or view our FAQs. Support is available for you if you need some extra assistance or advice.

Enrolment Support

After successfully enrolling there are a few things you should do before classes start.

  1. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication
  2. Access your La Trobe email - we will send all University notices and announcements to this.
  3. Complete your COVID-19 Vaccination Status form
  4. Get your student ID card
  5. Create your timetable
  6. Attend Orientation
  7. Keep up-to-date with MyLaTrobe

Got a question or need help?

If you’re an offshore international student, you can continue to contact ASK La Trobe via our virtual services (LiveChat, Call, Virtual Drop-In, Ask a Question Online). You can request a call back via phone or Zoom. 

Remember, you can still find answers to common questions in the FAQ database, with links to resources like enrolment support. If you can’t find the answer to your questions you can also ask a question online and our staff will help you resolve it remotely.

Traveling to Australia

Visit our Welcome to La Trobe website for information to assist you in your journey to on-campus study.