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Foundation Studies @ a glance


Business and Humanities

(CRICOS Code 017041G)

Foundation Studies is a bridge for international students into 1st year of an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University.


  • University experience, access to university facilities and staff
  • 3 intakes per year, February, June & October)
  • Personalised learning environment with average class size just 25
  • Extra contact time with your tutors


  1. Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button above.
  2. Click 'Enrol today' to send through your application, or
  3. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Entry into 1st Year of

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Media)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts Education
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (Outdoor Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Outdoor Environmental Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Outdoor Recreation Education)
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management/Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management/Tourism Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) Multi-Campus program
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management/ Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) Multi-campus program
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Finance/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Development
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Media Industries)
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Journalism)
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts

Popular careers for graduates

  • Accountant
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Banker: Investment/Commercial
  • Banking Manager
  • Buyer (Industrial or Retail)
  • Company Secretary
  • Commodity Broker
  • Distribution/Logistics Manager
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Insurance Broker
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Market Research Executive
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Public Relations Account Executive
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Auditor
  • Economic Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer


Students do 5 subjects in the first semester and 4 subjects in the second semester. Academic Skills 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects. Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree.

Stage A

  • Academic Study Skills 1
  • Accounting 1 OR Mass Communications 1
  • Law 1
  • Economics 1
  • Essential Maths 1
  • IT Concepts 1

Stage B

  • Academic Study Skills 2
  • Accounting 2 OR Mass Communications 2
  • Law 2
  • Economics 2
  • Essential Maths 2

Tuition Fees

Year International Student