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La Trobe University (Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua, Indigenous exchange)

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Please do not contact this university directly.
For all enquiries please contact the Exchange Office at
Last updated November, 2019

Academic Information

Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua, Indigenous Exchange

  • Students will be of Māori descent with an active interest in whānau, hapū, and Iwi development.
  • Otago exchange students are offered free accommodation.
  • Students are welcomed into out-of-study community learning activities.

Course Information

La Trobe Handbook
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Semester Dates

La Trobe academic calendar

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load: 45 credit points per semester
  • Maximum Course Load: 60 credit points per semester

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


As part of the Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua, Indigenous exchange, Otago exchange students at La Trobe are offered free accommodation.

Accommodation options at La Trobe

Estimated Cost of Living

Cost of living at La Trobe

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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The University, City and Region

The University

La Trobe has been one of Australia's pioneering universities for more than 50 years. Discover our unique history, including our motto and coat of arms. In 1967, 552 students enrolled at La Trobe University, the third university to open in Victoria, which has grown to accommodate more than 36,000 students, with over 7,000 international students from 110 countries.

We now have a network of campuses, with over 28,000 students at our Melbourne Campus and over 7,500 at our campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Melbourne City (Collins Street), Shepparton and Sydney.

La Trobe website

The City of Melbourne and Region

Melbourne is often referred to as Australia’s cultural and sport capital and was voted the world’s most liveable city in 2012 and 2013, based on its cultural attributes, climate, cost of living, and social conditions such as crime rates and health care.

Melbourne campus

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email