Find more flexibility with our new terms

Find more flexibility with our new terms

Our global community faces a lot of uncertainty about the future. That doesn’t mean you have to put your goals on hold. At La Trobe, you can start studying as soon as July 2020 with our new term structure.

Running alongside our existing semesters, these terms give you the flexibility to choose when you start studying and keep you on track to complete your degree on time.

We talked to our international recruitment team for their perspective on these terms, which are available for selected courses for domestic students and international students.

A new way to study

The first term (Term 4) starts in July 2020, with new terms starting every six weeks after that. That means you can now start a La Trobe Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in July, September or November.

You’ll study up to two subjects each term and complete four subjects in total. That’s the equivalent of a full-time semester. After that, you’ll commence your next semester at its usual date.

So whatever term commencement you choose for 2020, you’ll keep your study goals on track and avoid any delay to your graduation day.

But there’s more benefits than just the flexibility. As Axell Pineda, Senior Manager of International Recruitment, explains: splitting your study into can help you better focus your attention.

‘Four subjects means four exams or assignments at a time. At a potentially stressful time, studying two subjects means you can dedicate more time and attention to each subject,’ says Axell.

It also minimises any disruptions to your study if borders re-open after you commence your degree. That’s because the term structure enables you to complete your current subjects online before transitioning to on-campus study – after you’ve received your student visa, of course.

Better for your budget

The terms structure also offers you financial benefits.

Instead of paying a deposit to cover the four subjects you’d study in your first semester, you only need to cover the two subjects in your first term, which can help your budget. Plus, if you’re currently working, studying online means you can start your degree now and keep earning.

Even better: even if you’ll be commencing your course online, when you apply you’ll be automatically assessed for our revitalised range of generous scholarships.

These include scholarships that reward you for your academic achievements, such as international scholarships offering up to 30 per cent off annual tuition fees and region-specific scholarships that offer up to 100 per cent off annual tuition fees.

You could also be eligible for the Destination Australia program, which offers up to A$15 000 per annum for up to four years. And you can even earn a 5 per cent discount on your first-year tuition fees just by accepting your offer early.

Student support

We’ll also support you every step of the way with our dedicated International Student Services (ISS) team – whether you’re after academic support, a personal chat or looking to connect with other students.

As Axell says, ‘You don’t need to navigate this process alone. We have 24/7 support for students – you can get assistance from one of our team members and we continue to offer this support online.’

Even while you study remotely, we’ll still be here to ensure you have a uniquely La Trobe study experience.

There’s no need to put your future on hold. Our flexible learning options allow you to start your degree online now and study on campus later.

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