La Trobe University

About La Trobe university

As one of Australia’s pioneering institutions, La Trobe University has offered ground-breaking degree programs for almost 50 years, and celebrates its 50th Anniversary in March. A qualification from this respected university equips a person with the expertise needed to tackle the big issues of our time and make a real difference to the world. Ranked 48 in the 2016 Times Higher Education 50 Under 50 and with 82 per cent of their research areas rated ‘above or well above world class’ La Trobe is a smart choice for anyone looking to make their mark in their chosen discipline. The University provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in several areas, including arts and communications, business and commerce, health sciences, IT and engineering, law and criminology, sciences and psychology and teaching and education.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s northern suburbs, La Trobe is renowned for offering an especially welcoming and accessible on-campus environment. Students love the extensive parklands and waterways, the village vibe, world-class sports facilities and its proximity to unique Australian experiences – close encounters with residents of the local Wildlife Sanctuary are not uncommon!

At La Trobe, there’s a focus on providing opportunities for work placements and students can take part in hands-on industry-based projects. Additionally, the institution gives students the chance to learn directly from industry experts (Professors of Practice) and gain work experience with industry partners such as Deloitte, the Australian Synchotron and BMW. On top of that, there are a number of mentoring, volunteering and career-planning programs designed to help students achieve their dream careers

La Trobe University values academic excellence. If a high-achieving Nepalese student thinking about applying for a full fee paying place in undergraduate or postgraduate study in 2017, students application can be assessed for eligibility to receive a scholarship for the duration of their intended studies at La Trobe.  

The La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship (CES) is a scholarship available to Nepalese students to cover tuition fees for high-achieving international students accepted into our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. The scholarships are worth between 15%, 20% and 25% deduction on annual tuition fees for the duration of your studies.

University life is one of the most important parts of the La Trobe experience, with a number of activities to participate in while you are completing your studies.

Community engagement

La Trobe International supports a number of initiatives that foster greater cooperation with the broader Australian community for international students.


Programs and activities

La Trobe International runs a number of programs and activities that are specifically designed for international students, such as the Language and Cultural Exchange (LACE Program), the University orientation and other activities.

Support services 

La Trobe International provides support services to assist international students including Nepalese students, and promote international student needs throughout the University. These services include: 

·        individual student appointments

·        assistance to sponsored students

·        advice on academic expectations

·        the International Student Advisory Network (ISAN)

·        the International Student Barometer (ISB).

Rankings and Ratings: 

Our research is among  the world's best. We rank in the top two percent of the world’s  20,000+* universities.

2017 marks La Trobe University’s 50th birthday. And this year, we’re celebrating with our best-ever overall research ranking. We have been ranked in the world’s top 400 universities, by all  three major independent ranking agencies, and moved to #56 in the THE Young Universities Rankings. That makes us one of the world’s best young universities. 

In 2016 we were ranked in the QS top 50 under 50 for the first time, and we achieved our best-ever ranking of 336 in the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities. We also came in at 377 in the Times Higher Education World University 2016 rankings.

A 2015 independent research assessment of our world-class research and industry connections was undertaken by the Australian Federal Government, which further strengthened our position, propelling us into the top ten Australian universities and the top three in Victoria.**

We’ve also secured our position among the world's elite institutions, featuring in the top 100 global universities for archaeology, hospitality and leisure management, nursing, sociology, and sports-related subjects. 

La Trobe’s location also means we’re well-placed for continuing research success. Melbourne is ranked fifth among the world’s best student cities, and Australia is rated fourth in the world for higher education system strength .****

La Trobe University is a trusted and respected research partner to industry and government and our future is looking brighter than ever.

Academic Rankings of World Universities

ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in Nature or Science journals, the number of articles published in journals indexed by the Science Citation Index - Expanded or Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.

Of the estimated 20,000+ universities in the world (*), more than 1200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published (Source: Quora).


World ranking - 336th

Ranked in top 200 universities in the field of ‘Life and Agriculture Sciences’

ARWU Broad Subject Field

Life and Agriculture Sciences – Top 200

The ranking criteria for ARWU Broad Subject Field is similar to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, with a focus on the institutions academic performance in each broad subject field. An additional indicator was introduced for all Broad Subject Field rankings – proportion of publications in top 20% journals in the subject field.

More than 1200 institutions have been actually ranked in total for each Broad Subject Field, and only the best 200 are published every year.

Times Higher Education

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings evaluates world-class universities against 13 separate performance indicators, grouped into five areas:

Teaching (the learning environment)

Research (volume, income and reputation)

Citations (research influence)

International outlook (staff, students and research)

Industry income (knowledge transfer)

(Source: THE) 


World University Rankings – 377th (Source: THE)

Top 200 Under 50 – 56th (Source: THE: Young Universities Rankings 2017)

Top Generation X Universities - 29th (Source: THE: Top 50 Generation X universities)


QS World University Rankings

The QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS® are designed to help prospective students make informed comparisons of universities. Based on six performance indicators, the ranking assesses university performance across four areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalisation (Source: QS Rankings).



World University Rankings – 386th

100 Under 50 – 48th

Recognised as a top university in 20 subjects

QS Global 250 Business Schools - La Trobe Business School ranked as “Superior School” (Source: QS Top MBA)

QS Rankings by Subject 

The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. The rankings are derived based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Top 100


Hospitality & Leisure Management 



Sports-related Subjects


Top 101-200

Accounting and Finance

Agriculture and Forestry

Communication and Media Studies








Top 201-300

Biological Sciences Business & Management Studies

Economics & Econometrics

English Language & Literature

Modern Languages


Top 301-350

Computer Science and Info Systems



Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) is Australia’s national research evaluation framework. It identifies excellence in research, by comparing Australia's university research effort against international benchmarks, and highlights the research strengths of individual universities.

ERA utilises a five–point rating scale:

well above world standard

above world standard

average performance at world standard

below world standard

well below world standard



Top rated/Well above world standard in 22 fields


Well above world standard


Physical Sciences

Condensed Matter Physics

Optical Physics

Analytical Chemistry

Biological Sciences

Biochemistry and Cell Biology




Plant Biology


Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Animal Production

Crop and Pasture Production

Veterinary Sciences

Human Movement and Sports Science



Nutrition and Dietetics

Other Medical and Health Sciences




Above World University

Mathematical Sciences

Pure Mathematics

Chemical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry

Medicinal and Bio molecular Chemistry

Soil Sciences


Banking, Finance and Investment

Political Science

Social Work]


Language, Communication and Culture


History and Archaeology

Historical Studies

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