Semester in Melbourne

Study in Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia, birthplace of Australian film and art. Here you'll find a vibrant campus as well as a student-friendly city life.

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."  

Already know what you want to study? To search for subjects, click here.  

With this tool, you can use a keyword search in the "Subject Short Title" to find courses with a specific focus. Ex: "health" for Subject Short Title and "Bundoora" (name for the Melbourne campus) for location yields all courses with "health" in the course name. For this method, the same guidelines apply as above: you'll want to make sure the course is offered on the "Melbourne/Bundoora" campus and is 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.