Apply direct to La Trobe

If you want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate course, you can apply directly to La Trobe through our online application system.

How to apply direct

  • Choose the course you'd like to apply for.

  • Create an account or sign in to your existing account.

  • Complete your application for your chosen course. This should take about 15 minutes if you've already collected all your information and documents.

    Start your application

  • Our admissions team will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

    Application tip

    You'll need to provide information like personal details, education and work experience. Depending on your course requirements, you may need to provide supporting documents (see the FAQs below).

    Start your application now to confirm what information you'll need to provide, then if you need to, save your application and finish it later. You can also submit an application without uploading supporting documents – but remember to add them to your application when they're available.

Application dates

Application opening and closing dates are different for each course and start date. View the application closing dates for your chosen course.

View application closing dates

Frequently asked questions

You can apply direct if you're a domestic applicant, not currently in high school, and applying for one of the following:

  • a Bachelor's degree
  • any postgraduate coursework degree
  • an Honours year
  • a transfer between La Trobe courses.

You can also apply direct if you're living overseas and applying for online study.

Don't meet those criteria? Apply through one of these methods instead:

  • If you're a domestic applicant currently in high school, you can find out how to apply here.
  • If you're a domestic applicant interested in postgraduate research degrees, you can apply here.
  • If you're an international applicant and you're interested in studying on-campus at La Trobe, you can apply here.

You'll need to provide supporting documents for some course applications. The specific documents you'll need to provide will be listed in your course's application form.

Documents can be uploaded in PDF or JPEG format. The maximum single upload is 5MB.

Here's some extra information on the supporting documents you might need to provide:

Academic documents

If you need to provide academic documents, please provide clear and legible copies of any official transcripts and/or completion certificates.  Colour scans are recommended. Please note that results from the web are not considered official transcripts.

Supplementary form

If you need to complete a supplementary application form, please upload it under this category (together with all specific documentation that is not submitted under other categories).


If required, you can provide a personal resume, curriculum vitae or record of relevant work and/or volunteer experience.

English test results

This includes IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic test results.

Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) documentation

SEAS categories 3 and 4 require statements of support must address the requirements of each category.

Other documents

These could include:

  • written references
  • evidence of changing your name
  • working with children checks
  • police checks
  • professional registrations
  • non-academic awards.

No. You don't need to pay an application fee when you apply direct to La Trobe.

Why study at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.*

Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2023, Ranking Web of Universities

1st in Victoria

We’re the best in Victoria and third in Australia for employer satisfaction, with a rating of 88.1 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, 2022 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 812 KB]

Top-rated nationally

We're top-rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard’ in 23 fields of research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Any questions? We'd love to help.