University of Oregon

La Trobe University Exchange

Program Overview

Enjoy a total immersion experience at La Trobe University, one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. Along with many traditional classes, La Trobe offers several unique areas of study, such as aboriginal studies, Hellenic studies, zoology and cinema studies. Students can participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports, exploring the outdoors, and theater. The program is open to UO undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline for a semester or full academic year of study. (Note: the Australian academic calendar runs February-December.)

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s newer institutions of higher education. Comprised of a campus network in locations throughout Australia, students live and take most of their courses at the main campus in Bundoora, a suburb of Melbourne. The Bundoora campus is located approximately 9 miles from downtown Melbourne and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Academic Details

La Trobe University (Bundoora campus) features course offerings in the following disciplines:

  • Arts and communications
  • Business and economics
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • IT and engineering
  • Law
  • Science and psychology

A course load of three to four courses per semester is generally considered full-time at La Trobe University.

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Housing Description

You may chose to live in on or off campus housing or with a homestay. On campus, you will live in dormitories or “colleges” as they are called in Australia. You should expect living conditions to be similar to your home campus with slightly higher costs. The colleges at La Trobe University are modern and typically have single rooms and shared cooking facilities. Find information on the range of La Trobe’s accommodation options.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

  • 3.25 GPA for graduate students.
  • Complete UO WR 121 and 122 with grades of B- or higher

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/1/2017late Julylate November
Academic Year2017-20182/1/2017late Julylate June
Spring Semester20182/1/2017late Februarylate June
Calendar Year20182/1/2017late Februarylate November

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.