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 opportunities
La Trobe offers some postgraduate courses via distance education.