La Trobe University

La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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Entry requirements for La Trobe University

To be eligible for admission to any University course, an applicant must:

1. Satisfy minimum English language entry requirements for their chosen course as outlined in the English Language Entry Requirement Policy;

2. Be at least 16 years of age by December 31 of the year prior to intended commencement in the course; and

3. Meet the minimum entry requirements for the relevant course (see below):

- Non-AQF Award or Sub-Bachelor Award: minimum entry requirements approved by Academic Board.par - Bachelor Degree: ATAR of at least 50 or completed Diplomapar - Bachelor (Honours) Degree: completed Bachelor Degreepar - Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters Degree by Coursework: completed Bachelor Degree or appropriate evidence of general and professional qualifications or vocational experience that satisfies the University that the applicant possesses the capacity to pursue graduate studies.

Please note: satisfying minimum entry requirements above does not guarantee an applicant an offer for a place in a course.

Transfering your previous study credits

La Trobe University does not expect students to repeat studies already completed elsewhere to an acceptable standard and at a comparable level. If a student has completed a TAFE Diploma, they are likely to be eligible for significant credit in a related course at La Trobe. The University has articulation agreements with numerous Institutes of TAFE and other post-secondary providers in Victoria and interstate.

Applicants who have studied at tertiary level elsewhere, or who have other relevant studies, may be also eligible for credit towards a La Trobe degree. The University has an Advanced Standing process and will consider applications for credit based on any kind of prior learning (e.g. formal, informal and non-credentialed learning).

Each college has different policies regarding the number and type of subjects, and any work experience it accepts for credit purposes. Applicants should note there is a minimum amount of study that must be undertaken in a La Trobe University course. Students should apply for credit when they enrol.

External study oppurtunities

La Trobe offers some postgraduate courses via distance education.
Albury-Wodonga University Drive WODONGA VIC 3690
Bendigo Edwards Road, Flora Hill BENDIGO VIC 3550
City Level 20, 360 Collins Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Franklin Street 215 Franklin Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Melbourne Kingsbury Drive BUNDOORA VIC 3086
Mildura 471 Benetook Avenue MILDURA VIC 3500
Shepparton 210 Fryers Street SHEPPARTON VIC 3630
Sydney Level 10, 11 York Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

2017 La Trobe University Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from La Trobe University for 2017.
Please select one of the drop down options to see the available scholarships.

Description The scholarships are awarded to talented students on the Albury-Wodonga campus who might otherwise face difficulties in accessing higher education opportunities.
Eligibility Applicants must: be enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga campus of La Trobe University. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate difficulties in accessing higher education opportunities, and to students who can demonstrate talent, such as scholarly potential or community service. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.
Annual amount
Application closing date Early February; End June
Support types Equity Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate, Postgraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Multiple/year
Length of support , 6 months
Field of study
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Architecture
  • Psychology
  • Built Environment
  • Business & Management
  • Communications
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Dental Studies
  • Economics
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food & Hospitality
  • General Education & Employment Skills
  • Health Services & Support
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Language & Literature
  • Law
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Personal Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sport, Leisure & Recreation
  • Surveying
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Studies & Animal Care
  • Welfare & Community Services
  • ELICOS course

2018 La Trobe University Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for La Trobe University were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.

Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

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Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 19.00%
Staff Qualification 79.00%
Student Demand
L: 55% M: 40% H: 5%
Student Retention 5.00%
Student:Teacher Ratio 25:1
Learner Engagement 66.40%
Learning Resources 83.80%
Overall Experience 74.20%
Skills Development 79.70%
Student Support 65.10%
Teaching Quality 76.30%
Full-Time Employment 66.20%
Starting Salary $52,200
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