Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, 1st year undergraduates

Where is it available?

Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, City, Franklin Street

How is it paid?

Per Semester


Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships aim to assist Indigenous Australian students by providing financial support for general education or accommodation costs associated with full-time study usually in an undergraduate degree program at a campus of La Trobe University.

There are different types of Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships available:

NameEligibility2017 Rate *
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (I-CECS)New and continuing Indigenous students$2637
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (I-CAS)New and continuing Indigenous students$5276
Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (IECECS)Enrolled in Tertiary Enabling Program$2637 (for up to two semesters)
Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Costs Scholarship (IECAS)Enrolled in Tertiary Enabling Program$5276 (for up to two semesters)

*Scholarship value is indexed each year.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate course or eligible graduate diploma at La Trobe University in 2018
  • Be enrolled in La Trobe University's Tertiary Enabling Program in 2018*

Additionally, to be eligible for the Accommodation Costs Scholarship (ICAS), you must

  • Have lived in a regional/remote area of Australia for at least 3 of the 4 years prior to moving away to study at University

*Applies to IECECS and IECAS only.

How to apply

Applications for students commencing in 2018 are now open via the VTAC website.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,