- Classes taught in English
- Internships available for credit
- Volunteer opportunities available
- La Trobe University is among the world’s elite institutions in more than a third of subjects assessed in the latest QS World University Rankings.
- Seven La Trobe subjects are in the world’s top 200 list: linguistics, agriculture, psychology, accounting and finance, education, law, politics and international studies.
- La Trobe University’s Melbourne Campus is one of the most attractive university campuses in Australia. It includes 600 acres of stunning parkland and waterways and a major wildlife sanctuary.
- The campus community feel is completed with retail outlets and services including a hairdresser, travel agent, weekly markets, banks, bakery, post office, theater, convenience stores and much more.
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- One academic and one non-academic reference
- Official transcript
- Copy of passport
- Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa
Dates & Fees
La Trobe University offers a wide variety of courses in the following subjects, the vast majority of which are open to study abroad students:
- Accounting and Business
- Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- Allied Health and Rehabilitation
- Arts, Communication, and Critical Enquiry
- Asian Studies
- Biological Sciences
- Counseling and Social Work
- Economics and Finance
- Education and Teaching
- European Studies
- Health Management
- Health Sciences
- Historical and Cultural Studies
- Human Biosciences
- Information Technology
- International Relations
- Marketing and Management
- Medical and Psychological Sciences
- Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
- Outdoor and Environmental Education
- Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences
- Public Health
- Social Sciences
- Urban Planning
- Visual and Creative Arts
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.
Click here to learn more about the types of courses available to API study abroad students at La Trobe University.
NOTE: You will need to filter by “study abroad students,” discipline area, campus (select “Melbourne”), and study mode (select “day”).
Courses at La Trobe University consist of a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Laboratory and field experience may also be key components of specific subjects. Generally, lectures meet 1-2 times per week in large lecture halls, whereas tutorials are typically conducted once per week in smaller groups. Self-directed study and outside reading are also important components of the course structure.
La Trobe University (Melbourne) issues credits that are equal 0.25 U.S. credits; in other words, to determine U.S. semester credit equivalency from La Trobe credits, divide by four. A full-time workload at La Trobe is typically 60 La Trobe credits per semester (or 15 U.S. credits). As courses at La Trobe can equate to varying amounts of U.S. credit hours, all students should verify that they will complete the required amount of credit for their home university upon their arrival. Students usually complete 3-4 modules per term.
Students at La Trobe University can participate in several volunteer opportunities throughout the university in areas such as wildlife management, Australian studies, English as a second language, and cinema and media studies. For more information on these options, contact the API Program Manager.
Students at La Trobe University can boost their study abroad adventure by combining their studies with a practical internship placement for credit. Placements are available within the fields of media and communications. Each internship option is available to be taken as a course along with a student’s regular course load (i.e. students will take 3 regular courses plus one internship course). Internships are worth 15 credit points or approximately 3-4 U.S. credits.