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La Trobe University

 Application Deadline: February 1st


Melbourne, Australia

Location Description

Melbourne is vibrant and cosmopolitan, and was recently voted the World's Most Liveable City, with an abundance of things to see and do, and a huge variety of restaurants, bars and cafes to suit every taste.

University Profile

La Trobe University offers the opportunity to study at its beautiful campuses, just outside Melbourne – one of the world's most multicultural cities – and at regional centres throughout Victoria. Altogether, La Trobe University's campuses deliver over 450 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide variety of disciplines to over 26,000 students.

La Trobe University's main campus, Bundoora, is the largest of its seven Australian campuses, with over 19,000 students and staff. All of the University's five faculties - Education, Law and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Science, Technology and Engineering - are represented on this campus. With students from over 60 countries the campus has a truly international atmosphere. This beautiful 330 hectare campus is located about 40 minutes north-east of Melbourne's city centre. It includes a world-renowned library, a large Research and Development Park, restaurants and shops, sports and recreational facilities, an art museum, residential colleges, entertainment venues, a medical centre and the Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary.

Students can also study at La Trobe's Bendigo campus. The 550 staff and 4,000 students at the Bendigo campus enjoy a peaceful and attractive study environment. They are offered a mix of educational, cultural and social experiences which reflect Bendigo’s unique mining and industrial history. Bendigo is approximately three hours from Melbourne.


"Units" in Australia means "classes." By entering a "Discipline Code" in La Trobe's Unit Database, you can search for classes by subject area. Click here to access La Trobe's Unit Database.


Students can opt to live on-campus in residences halls or apartments. For more information on La Trobe's accommodations, please click here.

Reflection Paper

All students who participate in a JMU exchange program will be required to write a reflection paper upon completion of the program which will be available for future participants to read.


Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university.

How to Apply

The application for admission has a number of parts. See the outline below and make certain you have completed all steps in the application process.

Spaces are limited.

A completed Exchange Program application consists of the following components:

  • Online application 

  • Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit Form

    Available from the Registrar's Office or downloadable here in Adobe Acrobat format.
    Required of ALL students studying abroad on an External program. For more information, visit the Registrar's Transfer Credit Information Page.

  • Exchange University's application (upon acceptance from JMU)

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships specifically for exchange programs are sometimes available. Check our website for current offerings. Most forms of financial aid apply to the cost of study abroad programs. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor for specific information about awards and eligibility. For more information, please click on the following link to the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.


Fall 2017: Jul 25 - Oct 23
Spring 2018: Feb 26 - May 28

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)


  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition 5,195 13,082
Housing 4,216 4,216
Meals 2,000 2,000
Student visa 540 540
Health Insurance 254 254
Books 800 800
Personal Expenses 1,800 1,800
Airfare 2,500 2,500
Total Estimated Costs 17,305 25,192

(all fees are tentative and subject to change)

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