Accepting your offer

Congratulations on being offered a place at La Trobe University.

By now you’ll have received your Letter of Offer, which contains important information regarding:

  • course duration
  • Orientation and enrolment session details
  • indicative annual tuition fee for your course in Australian dollars
  • confirmation of whether you have been awarded any credit from prior learning or work experience
  • any conditions associated with your offer.

How to accept your offer

  • Submit final documentation

    If the above criteria do apply to you, send the necessary documentation to La Trobe International. This includes:

    • completing the Acceptance form attached to your letter of offer
    • certified evidence of meeting any conditions specified in your offer, where applicable
    • a letter of guarantee from your sponsoring organisation, where applicable.
  • Send payment

    You’ll then submit payment for the required deposit as outlined in your Letter of Offer.

  • Lodge your student visa application

    Once you’ve submitted your documentation and payment, you’ll be issued your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). This will enable you to Apply for a student visa.

    Please note: You may be required to be assessed for eligibility as a GTE or Genuine student, and may be required to submit a financial declaration and attend an interview.

Other things to consider

In some cases, students may receive a conditional offer. This means you must fulfil one or more conditions before you can be granted a firm offer.

If English language conditions apply to your offer, you must send evidence of your English test results to La Trobe International before or when you accept your offer.

The Australian Department of Home Affairs additionally requires students to provide a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score proof as part of the student visa application process.

For more information about English language requirements, see our page covering language requirements.

Certain academic conditions may apply to your offer, like completing your current studies. It’s important that you provide evidence of meeting these prior to or at the time of accepting your offer.

Original/certified documentation conditions

You must provide original or certified copies of all academic transcripts. If you’ve received an offer but did not submit the required transcripts with your application, you’ll be required to provide these prior to or at the time of your arrival at the University.

Credit for previous studies

If you're eligible for credit into your course, this will be reflected in your Letter of Offer. You can search for indicative credit on the La Trobe Credit page.

If you didn’t request assessment for credit when you submitted your application, you can still apply for credit by lodging an application. You need to do this before teaching begins for the subjects that would be covered by your credit.

Important: If the duration of your course changes, you must notify the Department of Home Affairs. This includes if you receive credit after your student visa has been granted.

Sponsored students receive financial assistance from a government, organisation or company to undertake their studies at La Trobe University. Receiving support from private individuals or relatives doesn’t fall under this category.

If you’re a sponsored student, please attach a letter of guarantee from an authorised person within the sponsoring organisation. Ensure the letter is written on the sponsoring organisation's letterhead.

If you have any questions, please email Sponsored Programs.

If you’ve received an offer to study at La Trobe University and think you may require support, it’s important to contact the Equity and Diversity Centre before you accept your offer. This enables the Equity and Access Unit (EAU) to determine your eligibility for services. Learn more about how we can support you.

If you plan to undertake a Master’s or doctoral degree, pay close attention to the acceptance deadline in your letter of offer. You need to return both the Offer Acceptance Form and Reply to an Offer of Higher Degree Candidature form by this date.

Your acceptance will be confirmed once we receive the payment for your required deposit. If you’re applying for a graduate research scholarship, acceptance will be confirmed when the Graduate Research School receives signed confirmation that you wish to accept the scholarship.

To request an extension to the acceptance deadline, please email

Please ensure you allow enough time to apply for your student visa prior to the commencement of classes. The current student visa processing times can be found at The Department of Home Affairs website.

More information

Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for further information on your level of assessment, as well as information about bringing your family, extending your stay and working while studying.

If you have any questions, explore our La Trobe University FAQs or contact

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