How to apply - Honours degrees

Undertaking an honours year gives you the opportunity to pursue a year-long program of study (two years part-time), which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.

Your course will involve a mix of advanced theory, research training and a research project leading to a thesis. You’ll be able to focus on your own area of specialisation and direct your own learning by putting your skills into practice.

Who is this information for?

Keep reading if you’re a domestic student applying for a Bachelor degree with Honours or Honours year at any of these campuses:

  • Melbourne (Bundoora)
  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bendigo
  • Mildura
  • Shepparton

Ensure your application is submitted in time

Some courses start earlier than the standard semester, term or study period date. Applications for these courses close one week before the course commences.

Applying for a Bachelor’s degree with Honours

Current Year 12 applicant

I'm a current Year 12 student applying for courses that commence in Semester 1 next year

You need to apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).Your application is then assessed based on your Year 12 results when they’re released.

Non-year 12 applicants

You're considered a non-year 12 applicant if you have:

  • completed year 12 within the past two years
  • undertaken vocational education and training (VET) study
  • undertaken higher education study
  • work and life experience
I'm a non-year 12 applicant applying for multiple courses or to multiple institutions

If you’re applying for multiple courses or applying for an undergraduate course at more than one institution, you must apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

I'm a non-year 12 applicant applying for a capped allied health or nursing course

If you’re applying for a capped allied health or nursing course, you must apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)
  • Bachelor of Nursing /Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing /Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
I'm a non-year 12 applicant applying for one course at LaTrobe

If you’re applying for only one undergraduate course at La Trobe, you can apply direct to La Trobe.

Important information

Capped allied health and nursing courses

You must apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

We do not accept direct applications for these courses:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)
  • Bachelor of Nursing /Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing /Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Important information

Applying for a single Honours year

What is an honours year?

Undertaking an honours year gives you the opportunity to pursue a year-long program of study (two years part-time), which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.

Your course will involve a mix of advanced theory, research training and a research project leading to a thesis. You’ll be able to focus on your own area of specialisation and direct your own learning by putting your skills into practice.

Entry requirements for honours year

The minimum entry requirement is a three-year Bachelor's degree and a B-grade average (marks of 70-79%) in subjects relating to your Honours degree.

How to apply

I’m a current student at La Trobe University

Please apply direct to La Trobe. As a La Trobe student, you won’t need to provide a copy of your academic transcript.

I’m a student applying from another Australian University

Please apply direct to La Trobe and provide a copy of your academic transcript.

Do you have questions about the application process?