Industry IT scholarship

Computer science and engineeringIf you're offered a place in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) course, you'll become a full-time student and undertake paid industry placements while you study.

This program takes three and a half years, but may also be completed as a fast track program in three years.

Bendigo students

In your first and second year you'll receive $1,000 each semester while studying full-time. You'll be awarded either an Industry-Based Learning scholarship valued at $20,000 or employment with one of our industry partners.

Melbourne students

When you enrol in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) you'll be eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship offered per semester. In your third year you'll be guaranteed paid-industry placement over two semesters (one year).

Scholarship features

  • first placement: start in early February and finish in June
  • second placement: start in early July and finish in November
  • mentored by an Industry Partner Supervisor.

Payment

La Trobe University administers and pays all components of the scholarship program. In the first two years you'll be presented with your scholarship payments at the La Trobe Annual Awards and Prizes ceremony. In your third year, while you're on work placement, your scholarship is paid into your bank account fortnightly.

What happens when I finish the scholarship program?

When you successfully complete the scholarship program, you'll graduate with an Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) degree and nearly one year of real industry experience. You'll have the highly desirable combination of theoretical and practical IT knowledge sought after by employers of IT Professionals.

IT scholarships sample course structure

YearStructure
1Complete 8 subjects at La Trobe
2Complete 8 subjects at La Trobe and have the opportunity to work as a casual employee or a cadet, equivalent to one day per week for credits or work experience towards your degree.
3Complete 4 subjects in the workplace and 4 university subjects as part of the Industry-Based Learning component.

Current scholarships

Computer Science and Information Technology Scholarships for Excellence

Up to 2 Excellence Scholarships $6000 each available to high achieving applicants who will enrol in a program leading to a major study in a discipline of the Computer Science and IT (Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information technology, Bachelor of Information technology (professional), Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

Computer Science and Information Technology Departmental Scholarship

Up to 5 Department Scholarships $2000 each available to applicants who will enrol in a program leading to a major study in a discipline of the Computer Science and IT (Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information technology, Bachelor of Information technology (professional), Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

Ambassador Scholarships in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

The Ambassador Scholarship Program has been established to provide annual support for commencing students seeking to major in a discipline within the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, including Computer Science, IT, Mathematics, Statistics, and Engineering. Up to six scholarships of $2000 - $3000 p.a. will be offered each year.

Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) Scholarship

If you get a place in this degree, you will be eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship offered per semester, and in your third year you'll be guaranteed paid-industry placement over two semesters (one year).

For further information, please contact us.

How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional). Refer to the VTAC and UAC website for closing dates.

Contact

For further information including how to apply contact:

Email: iibit@latrobe.edu.au
Phone: 1300 135 045