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La Trobe University

Location

Melbourne, Melbourne Australia

Ranking

# 316QS World University Rankings

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93Undergraduate programs

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77Postgraduate programs

stars

5+QS stars

About La Trobe University

For more than 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies.

   

Striving for excellence in everything we do, we’ve risen to the top one per cent of universities worldwide1 as we address the major issues of our time – with all our broad areas of research rated 'at', 'above' or 'well above world standard'.2 And in the latest QS World University Rankings we moved up by 46 places – the strongest improver in Australia.  

 

Whether it’s helping solve issues with global food insecurity, protecting the world’s biodiversity, understanding and preventing disease, or leading social change and equity, La Trobe University is at the forefront of impactful research, especially in science, health and technology. That’s why we’re rated fourth internationally for our research on key diseases and conditions, support for healthcare professions and the health of our students and staff.4  

 

At La Trobe, we embrace the power of equality, diversity and inclusivity. We exist for the good we can do and the impact we make for our students and communities, both locally and around the world. The student experience is placed at the centre of everything we do. That means providing a leading academic experience, ensuring your safety and wellbeing, and connecting you to our communities and your future industries.   

 

Our focus on social impact and inclusivity is why we are in the top 20 universities globally for our overall contribution to advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.5 This includes being in the top 10 universities worldwide for gender equality.6  

 

We are problem-solvers by nature and inherently optimistic – continuously improving the way we work and adapting quickly to disruption. That’s why at La Trobe, we’ll help you develop every part of your skillset, including the human skills you’ll need in any workplace – like leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and adaptability.   

 

We're committed to ensuring our students, researchers and partners remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Across our campuses, we continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities. Our AU$50 million upgrade of the Bendigo Campus was recently completed. In Melbourne's north, we’re creating a AU$5 billion University City of the Future. And we’re also investing AU$10.5 million to redevelop our Shepparton Campus.   

 

At La Trobe University you’ll be surrounded by academics, researchers and industry professionals who make a real impact every day, so you can, too.  

Find out more.

1. Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2021, Ranking Web of Universities .   

2. Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018 .   

3. QS World University Rankings, 2023  

4 . Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: good health and well-being .   

5 . Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022 .   

6 . Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: gender equality .   

7 . QS Stars Rating 2021.   

About La Trobe University

For more than 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies.

   

Striving for excellence in everything we do, we’ve risen to the top one per cent of universities worldwide1 as we address the major issues of our time – with all our broad areas of research rated 'at', 'above' or 'well above world standard'.2 And in the latest QS World University Rankings we moved up by 46 places – the strongest improver in Australia.  

 

Whether it’s helping solve issues with global food insecurity, protecting the world’s biodiversity, understanding and preventing disease, or leading social change and equity, La Trobe University is at the forefront of impactful research, especially in science, health and technology. That’s why we’re rated fourth internationally for our research on key diseases and conditions, support for healthcare professions and the health of our students and staff.4  

 

At La Trobe, we embrace the power of equality, diversity and inclusivity. We exist for the good we can do and the impact we make for our students and communities, both locally and around the world. The student experience is placed at the centre of everything we do. That means providing a leading academic experience, ensuring your safety and wellbeing, and connecting you to our communities and your future industries.   

 

Our focus on social impact and inclusivity is why we are in the top 20 universities globally for our overall contribution to advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.5 This includes being in the top 10 universities worldwide for gender equality.6  

 

We are problem-solvers by nature and inherently optimistic – continuously improving the way we work and adapting quickly to disruption. That’s why at La Trobe, we’ll help you develop every part of your skillset, including the human skills you’ll need in any workplace – like leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and adaptability.   

 

We're committed to ensuring our students, researchers and partners remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Across our campuses, we continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities. Our AU$50 million upgrade of the Bendigo Campus was recently completed. In Melbourne's north, we’re creating a AU$5 billion University City of the Future. And we’re also investing AU$10.5 million to redevelop our Shepparton Campus.   

 

At La Trobe University you’ll be surrounded by academics, researchers and industry professionals who make a real impact every day, so you can, too.  

Find out more.

1. Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2021, Ranking Web of Universities .   

2. Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018 .   

3. QS World University Rankings, 2023  

4 . Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: good health and well-being .   

5 . Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022 .   

6 . Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: gender equality .   

7 . QS Stars Rating 2021.   

University information

General

4+
6+
79+

Bachelor

50+
6+
64+

Master

6+
64+
169+
50+
33+
60+
1100+
21+
590+
300+
3+
18,924
80%
20%
9,456
59%
41%
995
61%
39%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

12,080 AUD
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International Students

31,400 AUD
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Rankings & ratings

La Trobe University is one of the top public universities in Melbourne, Australia. It is ranked #316 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #375
  • 2014
    #=390
  • 2015
    #401-410
  • 2016
    #=394
  • 2017
    #=386
  • 2018
    #360
  • 2019
    #=397
  • 2020
    #400
  • 2021
    #398
  • 2022
    #=362
  • 2023
    #316

Ranking criteria

33.9
Overall
20.8
Academic Reputation
20.9
Employer Reputation
6.4
Faculty Student Ratio
61.9
Citations per Faculty
94.5
International Faculty Ratio
99.4
International Students Ratio
81.1
International Research Network
11.4
Employment Outcomes
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Available programs

La Trobe University is privileged to educate one of Australia’s most diverse student cohorts drawn from across the globe with a range of educational and life experiences. Students can access our learning support around-the-clock, and dedicated teams of staff and student peers provide consultations, workshops and online support through our campus and online Learning Hubs.

Our courses combine academic excellence and industry insight. Our skilled and passionate staff deliver an outstanding learning experience to their students. Academic staff combine their discipline, insights, research, and learning and teaching expertise to challenge, inform and

We have a strong history of delivering exceptional teaching and research that gets results. All of our broad research topics are rated at, above or well above world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia report

Our sector-leading Career Ready Advantage Award program develops the human skills that employers value in a modern workplace: resilience, passion, empathy and curiosity. It’s an approach that works. Our graduates are highly sought after, with 87.8 per cent of graduates securing work within four months.

We encourage students to build on their discipline skills through part-time work, industry placements, volunteering and international experiences. As they progress, students are rewarded with priority access to mentoring, consultations and networking opportunities that supercharge their employability.

Our curriculum is constantly updated to keep pace with workplace practices. Collaborative curriculum design and development processes merge student and industry input, then combine academic discipline with learning and teaching expertise. Our new and refreshed learning spaces encourage learning, with facilities designed for experiential learning and group work that boast the latest technologies.

At La Trobe University, we have a proud record of globally recognised excellence in many research fields. We foster an aspirational and ambitious culture. Our researchers are astute, ethical and engaged with their communities.

We cultivate industry-relevant research that addresses the growing challenges of our time, and we’re committed to research that helps solve global problems and improves the welfare of human societies. All of our broad research topics are rated at, above or well above world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia report 2018).

We place special emphasis on our five Research Focus Areas:

  • building healthy communities
  • securing food, water and the environment
  • sport, exercise and rehabilitation
  • transforming human societies, and
  • understanding disease.


Our campuses feature world-class facilities and a strong support network dedicated to helping students succeed at every stage of their research careers. Our Research Education and Development program assists La Trobe graduate researchers and academic staff in developing skills to support their research and professional goals.

We facilitate an ecosystem of researchers, entrepreneurs and industry partners to drive economic transformation in communities. Our students benefit from strong connections to industry, learning and training in the workplace well before they graduate.

We engage deeply with the end users of our research to ensure relevant, connected and practical outcomes.

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