About La Trobe University
By choosing La Trobe, you’re choosing to get real-world experience, gain a global perspective and study alongside people who are pushing the boundaries.
When you graduate with a La Trobe degree, you’ll join more than 170,000 others who have gone on to transform lives, professions and communities. Among them are CEOs of some of our most prominent organisations, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians. They are also nurses, teachers, journalists, engineers, artists and lawyers who make a difference to the world we live in. Their stories are remarkable and we’d like to share them with you.
We’ve made Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Global Citizenship and Sustainability Thinking central to all of our undergraduate courses to make sure you graduate prepared for today’s workplace. We call these three vital areas of learning the La Trobe Essentials. Find out how our Essentials will prepare you for success: latrobe.edu.au/essentials. Many of our courses also include work placements with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, Deloitte and our many hospital partners. This means you’ll graduate with experience under your belt and a network of professional contacts.
By studying with us, you’ll be part of a community that’s contributing to new knowledge. We are among the top ten research universities in Australia and 82 per cent of our research areas have been assessed to be at, above, or well above world class (2015 Excellence in Research for Australia National Report).
Our researchers at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science are looking for new ways to fight disease, while at AgriBio we’re tackling climate change, drought and other threats to Australia’s agriculture. At the La Trobe Rural Health School, we’re improving health and wellbeing in rural and regional communities.
To solve global problems, you’ll need a global perspective, so we encourage you to take part in our overseas programs as part of your studies. You could study law in Shanghai, nanotechnology in Tokyo, archaeology in Mexico or urban planning in Sri Lanka. In 2014, we gave travel grants and scholarships to more than 850 La Trobe students to study with partners like Michigan State University and the University of Essex.
Of course you don’t have to travel to be a global citizen – we also bring the world to you. More than 8,000 international students study with us, making our campuses some of the most diverse in Australia.
From day one, you’ll have access to a support network of people who will help you get the most out of university. Our Peer Learning Advisers and Student Learning Lecturers will help you develop your study skills including advice on assignment and thesis writing, La Trobe’s Counselling Service offers individual and small group counselling to support you when you need it, and our careers team runs workshops and events to help you start your career. We’ll help you make a smooth transition to university life, support you throughout your studies, prepare you for work, and help you find the job you want.
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