La Trobe University

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Situated in Melbourne (Australia) La Trobe is a University with a growing reputation for excellence, creativity and innovation. Established in 1967, it is one of Australia's leading research and teachingMelbourne universities and is a leading member of Innovative Research Network of universities in Australia. It was ranked as one of the world's top new universities (THES 2016) and amongst the best universities in Victoria and Australia.

A multi-campus University, you can study at La Trobe's main Melbourne campus (Bundoora), located 9 miles from the city centre. It offers students world-class teaching facilities set in a peaceful, green environment, as well as a wide range of on campus accommodation options.

LTU offer an eclectic and wide range of disciplines at various levels across 5 main faculties, with students able to select from most of the provision taught.

La Trobe prides itself on its campus facilities and the comprehensive range of support services to help Study Abroad students settle into Australian life. They have staff and resources to ensure you will receive the help you need to adjust to your new lifestyle, academically and socially.

Based in the suburbs of Melbourne, La Trobe University gives students the opportunity to study in one of the world's most student-friendly cities (QS World University Rankings) - but without necessarily incurring city centre costs. Melbourne is an extremely multicultural and cosmopolitan city, with access to dynamic music and arts scene, but on the periphery of some of the most stunning natural landscapes and environments in the world.

Reading students who have studied abroad at LTU have consistently returned stating that it was one of the best experiences of their lives - academically and socially.

La Trobe Information

Who can participate? All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad taught at LTU
Entry requirements: Minimum 55% average
Semester Dates:

Semester 1: February - June

Semester 2: July - November

Reading application deadline:

01 January 2019. See how to apply for more details.

Cost of living:

Please see La Trobe's Living costs webpage.

Additional costs:

Students will require a visa to study in Australia

It is compulsory to take out Australian medical insurance. La Trobes preferred OSHC provider is Alliance Global Assistance

NB - Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance

Further Information:
Student's experiences in La Trobe:

Charlotte - Philosophy
Reading Abroad Blog

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before La Trobe University will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a year when there is a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority than students who choose the
  3. If there are more students who want to study at LTU than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
  • Capacity constraints at partner institution
  • Academic performance
  • Personal Statement
  • Spread of subjects
  • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
  • Duration of Study Abroad placement
  • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


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"... It really is a life changing experience, something that will affect you for the rest of your life..."


Charlotte Wilkinson, BA Philosophy, La Trobe University (Australia)


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