Amount

20,000

Opening date

Closing date

Status

Closed

Amount conditions

Single Payment

Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, 1st year undergraduates, 2nd year undergraduates, 3rd year undergraduates, Honours, Future postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate coursework

Where is it available?

Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton

How is it paid?

Per Semester

Background

La Trobe University recognises the important contribution that people seeking asylum make to the Australian community and is therefore pleased to offer a number of scholarships in 2017 for applicants on temporary protection visas, safe haven enterprise visas or bridging visas e.

There are two undergraduate bachelor degrees and five Tertiary Enabling Program scholarships. The scholarships would cover all tuition costs, and include cost-of-living bursaries.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

International students who are:

  • Refugees on temporary visas (i.e. Temporary Protection Visas (subclass 785) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (subclass 790)).
  • People seeking asylum on bridging visas (e.g. Bridging Visa E) who have applied for and are eligible for Temporary and Permanent Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas.

The specific visa classes eligible will remain flexible to include different cohorts as Government policy changes, provided the visa classes are for refugees and people seeking asylum who are not otherwise eligible for Government programs designed to assist students with university study (such as CSPs, FEE-HELP, and HECS-HELP).

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

  • Application selected for an offer to study before being considered for the scholarship.
  • Standard course entry requirements, including English language requirements
  • Primary selection is based on demonstrated financial need, followed by academic merit for further discrimination between applicants.
  • English language proficiency may be considered as part of the discrimination on academic merit.
  • Further discrimination is required, priority will be given to applicants who have spent the longest time in Australia.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please submit evidence of your offer to study with a personal statement of no more than 1000 words detailing personal circumstances, why the area of study is requested, and what the scholarship would mean to you. Please return to La Trobe International at intapplication@latrobe.edu.au

Who to contact for further information

La Trobe International, intapplication@latrobe.edu.au