How to apply for postgrad

This page contains guidance for domestic students applying for postgraduate coursework study. Processes for research students and international students are different.

How to apply

Step 1: Check eligibility

Each course has minimum entry requirements you'll need to meet — these differ depending on the course. It’s important to check these requirements to make sure you’re eligible to apply.

You can check your eligibility by searching for a course on our website. When you find a course, click show more and scroll to the prerequisite section to find out the minimum entry requirements.

Meeting minimum requirements doesn’t guarantee your admission. Your success may depend on how your academic record and experience compare with those of other applicants.

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Step 2: Find out the application process

Processes vary depending on the course. Once you’ve searched for a course and confirmed your eligibility, scroll down to how to apply to find out about application processes.

Step 3: Apply

You can apply online for most postgraduate courses — generally this takes around 15 to 20 minutes. If you need to, you can save a partially completed application and complete it later.

Please note: Some teaching courses only accept applications through VTAC/UAC.

You can apply for up to eight postgraduate courses, please list these in order of your preference. If eligible, you will receive an offer for your highest preference. If you change your mind, you can change your preferences through the application portal.

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Step 4: Credit for previous study

If you’ve undertaken study in the past, you may be able to get credit toward your new postgraduate degree. This is called ‘advanced standing’.

Once you’ve enrolled in your course, you can apply for advanced standing by lodging an advanced standing application form. You’ll need your La Trobe student login to access the form.

Need help applying?

For an in-depth discussion of your postgraduate study options, register for a one-on-one consultation.

Missed the closing date?

Postgraduate coursework applications usually close between October and February each year. If you miss the closing date, or call us on 1300 LA TROBE (1300 528 7623). Late applications may be accepted for some courses.