2016 Tuition Fees

Course Domestic
Foundation Studies for Business and Humanities N/A A$18,800
Foundation Studies for IT N/A A$18,800
Foundation Studies for Health and Life Sciences N/A A$18,800
Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science N/A A$18,800
Diploma of Engineering A$23,000 A$26,000
Diploma of Business A$20,600 A$24,800
Diploma of Bioscience A$23,800 A$29,000
Diploma of Mass Media and Communications A$21,600 A$23,800
Diploma of Information Technology A$20,600 A$25,600
Diploma of Health Sciences A$23,800 A$27,000

FEE-HELP at La Trobe Melbourne for Australian Students

La Trobe Melbourne has been granted the status as a recognised Higher Education Provider (HEP), allowing eligible domestic students the opportunity to access the FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Additional Fees and Services

Enrolment and Orientation fees

  • Cost: A$220 (international students only)


Students wishing to use this service must complete the relevant section on the application form, and pay along with tuition and other fees. Every time you use this service to change accommodation, you will be required to pay an additional fee of A$220.

Aiport Arrival Service

  • One way - A$120
  • Return - A$160

Students must book airport pickup by emailing

Any changes or cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before your arrival time. If you book and pay but do not use the service, or fail to notify us of changes or cancellations, you will not be refunded the service fee.

Carer Fee

  • Initial 4 weeks - A$150
  • Additional weeks (per week) - A$35

The Carer Fee is a compulsory fee for students under 18 years of age, studying at the College on a student visa until they turn 18.

OSHC: Required for Student Visa

  • Individual (Approx. per month) - A$54
  • Family (Approx. per month) - A$142

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a compulsory health insurance plan for international students on student visas. Allianz Global Assistance is the OSHC provider for La Trobe Melbourne. Rates are calculated monthly for the duration of your enrolment and are subject to change.

ELICOS Text Books

ELICOS students will need to purchase one text book from the University book shop every 10 weeks. The approximate cost of each text book will be A$50-A$80.

Accommodation Fees

* Residential college fees are subject to change. Visit for the most up-to-date fee information.

Living Costs

The cost of living depends on the students' individual lifestyle. La Trobe Melbourne estimates that a single International student requires A$18,610-A$20,000 per year to live.

The cost would normally cover:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Text books

It does not cover airfares or additional costs associated with an expensive lifestyle.