Students from a Refugee Background - Bursary

Status:       Opening Date: To be announced01/02/2017       Closing Date: To be announced10/10/2017

La Trobe University recognises the important contribution that people from a refugee background make to the Australian community and is therefore pleased to offer a number of $500 bursaries in 2017 for commencing students from a refugee background who hold a Permanent Humanitarian Visa or Australian Citizenship.

To assist students from a refugee background starting university, all eligible commencing undergraduate domestic students who have a refugee background, and who register with the Support Program for Students with a Refugee Background, will receive a bursary which is valued at $500.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have a refugee background and hold a Permanent Humanitarian Visa or Australian Citizenship; and
  • be commencing an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University in 2017 (commencing students are defined as those starting a university course at first year undergraduate level for the first time at any institution.); and
  • be enrolled as a Commonwealth supported or domestic fee paying student.




Future undergraduates
Current first year undergraduates


  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bendigo
  • Melbourne
  • Mildura
  • Shepparton


  • Arts Social Sciences and Commerce
  • Science Health and Engineering

How are successful applicants selected?

  • Refugee background
  • Other hardship or disadvantage


Single payment

How can I apply

Please contact Equity and Diversity to make an appointment to see a contact officer on your campus: 03 9479 2900

Who to contact for further information

Equity and Diveristy