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Foundation Studies @ a glance


Health and Life Sciences

(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
  • 2 intakes per year, February and June
  • 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 Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science/Bachelor of International Development
  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (Natural Resources Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Nature Tourism)
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology and Cell Biology
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification) and Bachelor of Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Orthoptics
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and Bachelor of Public Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Human Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master of Nanotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

Popular careers for graduates

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Conservationist
  • Criminologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Veterinary Scientist
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychologist
  • Anthropologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Plant pathology and plant taxonomist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Nutritionist


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 1

  • Academic Study Skills 1
  • Biology 1 OR Advanced Maths 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • Physics 1
  • Essential Maths 1
  • IT Concepts 1

Stage 2

  • Academic Skills 2
  • Biology 2 OR Advanced Maths 2
  • Essential Maths 2
  • Chemistry 2
  • Physics 2

Tuition Fees

Year International Student