Support and advice

University life is one of the most important parts of the La Trobe experience, with a number of activities to participate in while you are completing your studies.

Before you leave

Things to consider before you leave your home country to study in Australia.

Your visa

Information on applying for a student visa, the University's and international student responsibilities, health insurance, bringing your family and permission to work.

Getting started at La Trobe

Essential information to get you enrolled and started in your course and at La Trobe.

Support services

La Trobe International provides support services to assist international students, and promote international student needs throughout the University. These services include:

  • individual student appointments
  • assistance to sponsored students
  • advice on academic expectations
  • information for Muslim students
  • the International Student Barometer (ISB).

Withdrawal and Leave of Absence

Information for students who may wish to take a break  in their studies (due to compassionate and compelling circumstances) or leave their course at La Trobe - withdrawal and leave of absence.

Sponsored Programs

Information for sponsors, sponsored students and Australia Awards students.

Finishing your studies

Information for graduating students - Reintegration workshop, transcripts and graduation, returning home, packing up and becoming an alumnus.

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS): your rights and obligations

Australia provides the world's most rigorous protection for international students through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.

In Australia, under the ESOS Act, institutions that provide education to international students must meet national standards in their education delivery, facilities and services.

The ESOS legislation aims to maintain the quality of education in Australia, protect the rights of international students studying in Australia and support the integrity of the student visa program.