International Baccalaureate (IB)

There’s more than one way to do high school. You could sign up to every sport on offer. Choose specialist subjects. And you can study the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Apply for your uni degree

To apply for a La Trobe degree, you’ll need to list your preferences before the VTAC cut-off.

Although you’ll receive your IB results later than VCE students, the application process is the same. And you’ll receive your offer in January.

Choose La Trobe

You’ve worked hard to get your IB Diploma. Now you get to use it.

La Trobe University and the IB share a commitment to creating a better world. We know real impact is about action. It’s academic smarts, sure. But it’s also community service, an innovative mindset, entrepreneurship, leadership and volunteering.

Whether you have your dream job in mind or are still figuring it out, a La Trobe University degree will give you the knowledge, experience and connections you need for the future. We’ll expand your thinking and give you the skills employers want.

It’s easy to apply.

You’ll need to:

  1. check the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website for application deadlines
  2. search our courses for the one that’s right for you
  3. submit your preferences and payment before the cut-off
  4. study hard and wait for your results.

IB results are released in January. If you’ve applied for a degree through VTAC, your IB Score will be converted into a ‘notional ATAR’. This puts everyone on the same playing field. Check the International Baccalaureate Combined Rank and Notional ATAR table to see what to expect.

Your IB results will be released slightly later than VCE results. But you won't be disadvantaged! You'll receive your uni offer in January.

In the meantime, you should consider applying for the Aspire Early Admissions Program. You could be rewarded for your leadership, innovation or community service with an early conditional offer. And you’ll be in the running for 40 scholarships limited to Aspire students.

Key dates

  • Applications open from 5 August to 6 December. Check the VTAC website for dates and fees.
  • If you change your mind, VTAC will re-open for the change of preference period from 18 December to 4 January.
  • Offers will be released to IB applicants on 15 January 2020.


We reward real impact and action. Top marks. Community involvement. Leadership. Volunteering. Entrepreneurship.

Discover the Aspire Early Admissions Program for how we recognise all you do (hint: it includes early conditional offers). Or apply for one of the many scholarships on offer. For any scholarships with ATAR requirements, you can use your notional ATAR. Check the equivalent to your IB score to see if you’ll be eligible. Search our scholarships.