Please Note: This program will officially be available for study abroad starting for the fall 2014 semester.
La Trobe is one of a small number of Australian universities to be ranked in the top 500 universities of the world consistently since 2003. It is a state based university known for its strong academic reputation in the Humanities and the Sciences. La Trobe has over 33,000 students across seven campuses including 8,600 international students from over 100 countries. The university's mission seeks to "join social engagement and the pursuit of academic excellence."
The city of Melbourne is the "cultural and intellectual hub of Australia, a city where painting, sculpture, theatre, ballet and opera thrive." It has been selected as one of the world's most livable cities three years in a row.
Criteria for Acceptance
- You must have a 3.0 cumulative average to apply to this program, but students with a 2.8 and above and encouraged to apply
- Students must be able to find courses which fit their Loyola program and allow full-time participation;
- Students who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems should apply;
- Attend an information session on Melbourne;
- Attend registration sessions to determine if your degree program matches the courses offered abroad;
- Discuss with your major advisor the possible courses you could take abroad and see if there are any potential problems he/she sees with your plans to study in Melbourne;
- Academic reviews will be based on current course offerings;
- Registration will take place abroad and the course offerings for the term you will be abroad will be finalized overseas;
- Save as many electives for abroad to help with potential registration problems; and
- Discuss with your family if taking a summer course(s) is an option to help with any unexpected academic problems that could occur at Loyola or abroad.
- Consult your academic advisor and the Office of International Programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola so that you are prepared for La Trobe.
- Nearly all majors are served.
Length of Stay
- This is a one-semester program conducted in the fall and in the spring (starting with fall 2014).
- The fall program starts in early July and ends in late November. The spring semester runs from mid-February to late June.
- There is one residence hall occupied by Loyola students, other internationals, and Australians. All bedrooms are singles; bathrooms, kitchens, and common rooms are shared; laundry services are provided for bed linens.
- Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the federal work-study program. Students studying abroad will forfeit the value of a Federal Work-Study assignment.
- The cost is equivalent to the tuition fees and room charge paid to Loyola, plus a program fee.
- Loyola financial aid applies.
This is a fully packaged program with:
- tuition and room;
- round-trip airfare;
- emergency travel assistance and evacuation insurance;
- Australian university health insurance;
- transportation passes;
- gym membership.
- Completed online application form and an academic advisor acknowledgement form must be submitted by December 4 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving) for the fall or spring term.
- No more than 30 students will be accepted each semester.