Why study at La Trobe

By choosing La Trobe, you're choosing to get real-world experience, gain a global perspective, and study alongside people who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

By choosing La Trobe, you're choosing to get real-world experience, gain a global perspective, and study alongside people who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

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A global leader

  • La Trobe has jumped nearly 200 places in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities to be placed in the top two per cent of the world’s universities.
  • We’re listed in the top 100 universities under the age of 50 – QS World Rankings 2015.
  • Global partnerships with more than 1,300 institutions worldwide – based on SciVal® five-years data.

Industry experience

Australian employers are looking for graduates with relevant industry experience. Through La Trobe’s membership of Innovative Research Universities (IRU), the University offers Work Integrated Learning in each of its colleges to provide students with this invaluable experience.

We’re also bringing industry to the classroom. Our Professors of Practice are experienced practitioners in a relevant field of professional practice who teach courses that provide an industry relevant learning experience that engages and motivates undergraduate, honours and postgraduate coursework students.

A research leader

Become part of a research community pushing the boundaries of knowledge. The latest Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) report reveals that:

  • 82 per cent of La Trobe’s research is ranked world-class or above
  • our biological sciences research is best in Australia
  • we’re ranked top three in Victoria for banking, finance and investment.

Globally connected

With over 150 exchange partnerships with universities in 40 countries worldwide, you can experience the world with La Trobe University. Find one that works for you and have the exchange experience that will change your life.

Cultural diversity

At La Trobe, we pride ourselves on cultural diversity, attracting more than 7,000 international students from 110 countries, and collaborating with partners from more than 1,300 institutions worldwide (based on SciVal® five-years data).

Times Higher Education have ranked La Trobe among the top 200 most international universities in the world, placing us in the top one per cent of universities for our ability to attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with international colleagues.

A support network

From day one you’ll have a broad support network to help you get the most out of university. We'll help you make the transition from high school or work, support you while you study, and prepare you for life after graduation.

You can also apply for scholarships and financial support so you can focus on your studies. We offer academic achievement scholarships, along with support for those experiencing educational or financial hardship.

Our campuses

La Trobe is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. Our eight campuses are located in Melbourne (Bundoora, Collins St, and Franklin St), Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura , Shepparton, and Sydney.

Our inspirational Alumni

Join more than 160,000 alumni who’ve transformed lives, professions and communities. Among them are CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians. Learn more about our inspirational alumni.

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