Study abroad in one of the most livable cities in the world at one of the top universities in Australia, La Trobe University. An enticing and multi-dimensional city, Melbourne is Australia's preeminent center for arts, education, culture, entertainment, shopping, and business. You will get the best of all worlds: suburban living with an amazing city outside your door, exceptional academics and experiential learning opportunities - all on a green campus!
The cultural capital of Australia – Melbourne is the birthplace of Australian film and impressionistic art, and is home to many concerts of traditional and contemporary Australian music.
Exceptional academics – La Trobe University is one of the top universities in Australia and was named one of the top 150 universities in the world by the UK Times.
Science courses with fieldwork – Interested in getting some hands-on field experience while studying abroad in Australia? Semester in Melbourne offers some courses that do just that.
Vibrant campus community – You’ll be living on campus, and you’ll see that each residence hall has its own personality and culture. It’s easy to really get involved in and acclimated to your new home.
CISabroad Adventure Orientation – Start off your semester with a 4 day/3 nigh orientation exploring the Great Barrier Reef! This orientation will provide you with an unique look into Australian culture and its iconic wildlife. You will have the opportunity to explore the rain forest, indigenous communities, and the largest tropical coral reef system in the world! You'll also be able to cross holding koalas, snorkeling, and feeding kangaroos of your bucket list!
Semester in Melbourne offers two 14-week semesters, starting in July and February. La Trobe University has an international reputation for academic excellence and innovation and was ranked among the best 150 universities in the world by the UK Times.
GPA Required: 2.5. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.
How to choose your courses
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses. You can choose courses in the following areas: Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Business, Law, and Management, Health Sciences, Science and Computing, and Engineering.
Course load: 3–4 classes (12–16 US credits).
Course approval:It is best to get 7–8 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.
Course descriptions and catalog:
Want to see what your options are? To see an A-Z listing of departments, click here.
From there, you can view different majors/programs. Click on a "bachelor" program offered at the "Melbourne" campus. The section will expand and you can then click on " Melbourne" at the bottom of that section next to "Full course details," which will steer you into a selection of courses. Click on "Subject code" to view a specific course's details. You'll want to only consider courses that are available to study abroad students "Y."
Timetables: There are 2 ways to determine when a class is offered.
• Use the syllabus at the bottom of the course description. At the bottom of the syllabus, either Semester 1 (spring) or Semester 2 (fall) will be noted.
• Use the number at the end of the course code. For instance, ACC12 can be broken down as follows: ACC = Accounting; 1 = first year level course; 2 = second
How to read the La Trobe University course catalog
Be sure to choose subjects that are offered at the Melbourne/Bundoora campus.