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La Trobe University

  • THE rank of 14 in Australia
  • QS rank of 20 in Australia
  • THE global top 125 universities for education
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Key Info

  • Main campus: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Student population: 19,000
  • THE rank in Australia: 14
  • QS rank in Australia: 20
  • THE global top 125 universities for education, top 175 for clinical and health, and top 200 for arts and humanities, law and life sciences
  • QS score of 80% or above for international faculty ratio, international students ratio and international research network
  • CRICOS reference: 00115M


La Trobe University is perhaps Australia’s fastest-rising academic star. The 2023 QS World University Rankings saw La Trobe move up 46 places, and Times Higher Education placed La Trobe among the top 1% of universities worldwide in its most recent study. The Australian Research Council lists every one of La Trobe’s research areas as at, above, or well above world standard.

Sustainability informs La Trobe’s academic mission. THE lists La Trobe among its top 20 universities for contributions to advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and fourth in the world for its research on infectious diseases and its support for healthcare professions, including the overall health of La Trobe’s students and staff. Its other areas of strength include biological sciences, food sciences, and initiatives to promote social change and equity.

Courses at La Trobe are designed in close consultation with industry leaders, making for a forward-thinking curriculum designed to be constantly responsive to the world in which La Trobe graduates compete and succeed. Many of its courses are accredited by industry peak bodies, further ensuring that every La Trobe student receives a thorough, relevant education.

La Trobe’s main campus in Bundoora is the largest metropolitan university campus in Australia. It lies just 14 km from Melbourne, Australia’s top student city and the third-best in the world according to the QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2019. Its location offers the benefits of easy access to a major city along with a relaxed atmosphere that incorporates a large wildlife sanctuary and extensive grounds across more than 660 acres. Plans are underway to convert the Bundoora campus into a full-fledged university city, enhancing student life with an AU$5 billion investment in the campus’s infrastructure and integration with one of Australia’s burgeoning urban regions. Its other major campuses are the recently upgraded Bendigo campus and one in Albury-Wodonga, on the border with New South Wales. Regional campuses include locations in Sydney, Melbourne proper, Mildura, and Shepparton, the latter of which is scheduled for an AU$10.5 revitalisation.

The QS World University Rankings place La Trobe among the top 50 universities worldwide for international students. Support for overseas students includes an extensive array of scholarships devoted specifically to students from other countries; scholarships are also available to postgraduate students based on their intended fields of research. Scholarships at La Trobe can be stacked: students who qualify for multiple scholarships receive the full value of each. International students are eligible for two-year work visas following their studies at La Trobe.


  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Bendigo
  • Shepparton
  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Mildura

Top Courses

Society and Culture

  • Juris Doctor - Launch a career in law in just 3 years by completing your Juris Doctor. If you have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline, apply now and shape the future you want. CRICOS Course code: 055091D

Information Technology 

  • Master of Internet of Things - Unique and topical, suitable for all IT graduates. CRICOS Course Code 100862

  • Master of CyberSecurity - Combining cybersecurity with artificial intelligence, business operations or computer science puts you at the front line of defence against cybercrime.  CRICOS Course Code: 077460B

Bussiness and Commerce

  • Master of Management – Customisable, with a huge choice of specialist areas to choose from. CRICOS Course Code: 077460B


  • Master of Digital Health – Brand new course that is highly relevant. Students learn the application of technology to healthcare. CRICOS Course Code: 101684

  • Master of Nursing - match your study to your career aspirations - enhance your knowledge and skills in specialist areas by choosing from a range of clinical and non-clinical subjects such as acute care, cardiac care, critical care, emergency care, intensive care, medical imaging, neonatal care, perioperative practices, public health, leadership, health administration. CRICOS Course Code: 107440J

  • Master of Dietetic Practice - established to reflect the emerging needs of this changing profession.CRICOS Course Code: 071313F


  • Master of Engineering – Choose to major in Civil, Manufacturing, Electronics or Telecommunications and Network Engineering. CRICOS Course Code:104735G

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