La Trobe welcomes 2021 students

DUX GETS A PLACE... Greater Shepparton Secondary School Dux for 2020, Olivia Gullick has been offered a place at La Trobe University this year to study physiotherapy. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

The first round of offers to students undertaking tertiary studies have gone out and La Trobe University has made offers to undergraduate students for 2021 through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

The University has increased the number of offers made to current school leavers compared to the first offer round last year and looks forward to welcoming more than four thousand first-year students to its campuses in Melbourne, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga.

Amongst school leavers, La Trobe was the most popular institution of choice for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology courses.
Former Greater Shepparton Secondary College student and Dux for 2020, Olivia Gullick has, much to her delight, received an offer from La Trobe to study physiotherapy which she will undertake at the Bendigo Campus.

La Trobe University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Pike, congratulated all students commencing their studies this year and said the University would continue to make VTAC offers in subsequent rounds.

“These school leavers will be the generation to watch,” Professor Pike said.

“Despite the upheaval and uncertainty they have experienced because of the global pandemic, this cohort of students has come out on top. They have redefined what it means to be resilient and we are thrilled that they have chosen to further their studies at La Trobe.”

“We have already made a large number of offers directly to students in a number of popular graduate entry qualifications such as Law and Nursing and expect to see this trend continue over the coming months,” Professor Pike said.

The University continues to offer a wide range of pathways into its degree programs, such as through Aspire, Achieve at La Trobe and Prepare for La Trobe.

“We recognise that an ATAR score isn’t always the best measure of student potential, and we’re proud to give every student an opportunity to follow their passions – particularly in a year disrupted by COVID-19,” Professor Pike said.

A number of courses are still available for application. To find out more, contact