We are committed to providing elite athlete students assistance and support by successfully combining their academic and sporting pursuits through our La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP).

We are a member of the Elite Athlete Education Network, which recognises the unique needs of students who participate and compete in sport at an elite level.

How to apply for the Elite Athlete Program

  • Check below to see if you are eligible.

  • Fill out the online application form.

  • Submit your completed form online, along with your supporting documentation.

Current and prospective domestic students can apply for LEAP if they are competing in a national or international level of competition and are endorsed by one of the following organisations:

  • the Australian Institute of Sport
  • a state institute or academy of sport
  • a national or international representative of a sport that receives High Performance funding from the AIS
  • a relevant national or state sporting association, of which you are a member e.g.
    • Australian Football League Players’ Association
    • The Australian Ballet
    • Athletics Victoria

International students may be considered eligible for LEAP if they are competing at a national level under an Australian National Sporting Organisation.

Athletes are required to provide a letter of support from their state/national governing body to endorse their status as an elite athlete.

When you apply, you will be advised of your acceptance into LEAP via email.

If you require further information please contact La Trobe Sport: eliteathletes@latrobe.edu.au.

Apply for the Elite Athlete Program

We recognise the unique needs of student-athletes who compete in elite sport while studying.

For future students applying for admission into an undergraduate course via VTAC, we offer elite athlete students access to an adjustment factor through the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program.

Eligible elite athletes may have a five aggregate point adjustment factor applied towards their admission to La Trobe.

The scheme is only available to domestic undergraduate applicants who:

  • meet the eligibility criteria as an elite athlete as outlined under the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program
  • apply for their chosen La Trobe University courses through VTAC (as per VTAC course application timings)
  • can demonstrate that their elite sport commitments have impacted on their previous studies
  • complete the online application form

Eligibility to the scheme does not automatically lead to an offer of a place; you will still be required to meet the prerequisites and additional requirements (if applicable) of the course and compete for a place on the basis of academic merit.

After you apply, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If you meet the eligibility criteria, your application to the scheme, in conjunction with your VTAC application, will be considered by a selection committee to determine if the five bonus aggregate points will be applied.

Please note that approval for an ATAR adjustment does not guarantee acceptance into the Elite Athlete Program. Once you accept your La Trobe University offer, you can then apply for the Elite Athlete Program through this link.

If you require further information please contact La Trobe Sport: eliteathletes@latrobe.edu.au.

Apply for the 2024 Elite Athlete Adjustment Factor