Scholarships and bursaries

We offer scholarships and bursaries to recognise your academic achievements, and to support you if you are in financial need.


Scholarships are available as entry scholarships (awarded to new first year residents) and returning (awarded to returning students).

To apply:

  • meet the selection criteria
  • complete the online application form before the due date.

Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of each semester.

La Trobe's Scholarships index includes some accommodation-specific scholarships.

Bursary applications

A bursary is a sum of money given to a student in need to enable them to pursue their studies.

We offer bursaries to specifically assist with accommodation costs.
Bursary applications are means tested.

2017 Bursary application form [PDF 491KB]

Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship

In 2017, La Trobe Sport in conjunction with La Trobe Accommodation Services will introduce a new initiative to provide Elite Athlete Housing Scholarships to two members of the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program.

This scholarship was established to assist student athletes with extenuating circumstances to support them in their academic and sporting pursuits. In order to be eligible, athletes must demonstrate considerable hardship and/or circumstance that would otherwise prevent them from undertaking tertiary study and continuing elite level sport. The scholarship provides a single room in a College or Halls of Residence at La Trobe University's Bundoora or Bendigo campus for the period of one university year.

Applications open 3 January 2017.  Applicants must also apply to the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program. To apply, athletes should contact the Elite Athlete Program coordinator at to obtain the application form.  Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation outlining how the scholarship will benefit the athlete in their academic and sporting endeavours.

Applications close 20 January 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.