LaTrobe University (Melbourne) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in Melbourne, Australia.

Student experiences

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Information for exchange students

General information for international students

Course information
Most areas of study are available for exchange students, unless otherwise stated in the description.

Academic calendar

Please note: the semester dates for LaTrobe differ from Utrecht University. Semester I in Australia takes place during Semester II at Utrecht.

Semester I: February – June
Semester II: July - November

Academic calendar

Please note that “End of Semester” refers to classes finishing, most students will still have Exams to sit. You will need to plan to leave after the end of the Examination period


English language requirements

List of secondary school minimum English language standards:

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO): Minimum score of 6.

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO): Minimum score of 7.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can only take courses at the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences & Commerce. Subjects taught Archeology, Artificial Intelligence, Communication, English Studies, French Studies, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Italian Studies, Journalism, Literature, Linguistics, Media, Philosophy, and Religion.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

You can book temporary accommodation (if you intend to search for accommodation once you arrive) or book permanent on-campus accommodation at 

 Accommodation options and the application process are detailed here.


Estimated living costs per month

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

2 places per year

Additional information

La Trobe University’s largest campus - Melbourne (Bundoora) is located 14km from the Central Business District of Melbourne.


Guides and brochures for international students

Student Guide

Visa information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)