Grants, scholarships and costs

La Trobe students participating in an exchange program, short term program or a clinical placement, pay their normal fees to La Trobe University for the duration of their overseas experience. La Trobe students going on exchange receive a fee waiver from the host university.

La Trobe University mobility grant scheme

La Trobe University students participating in an overseas activity, may be eligible for a Mobility Grant. The mobility grant scheme is currently under review for Short Term and Clinical Placement Programs. Please note that grant amounts will change semester to semester. All grants are paid in Australian dollars or equivalent Australian dollars at the time of transfer.

Questions about mobility grants should be directed to studyabroad@latrobe.edu.au

Mobility grants 2018

Due to a significant increase in participation rates, mobility grants for 2018 have been adjusted to ensure as many students as possible will be funded. Mobility grant availability is always conditional on University budget approval processes.

Program type Funding amount
LTU Semester Exchange (including dual degree programs)* - all regions Outbound 2018, $2,000
Short term programs (includes College programs, partner programs, independent programs) $500
LTU - College of Science, Health and Engineering approved clinical placements $750
Internships with approved/listed providers$1,500
Postgraduate Research Overseas Activity Assessed on a case-by-case basis

*Students receiving an alternate grant (NCP, Endeavour, Student Mobility Scholarships etc. from La Trobe Abroad) cannot receive a mobility grant.

^ Applicable for students commencing their exchange from Semester 1 2018 onwards.

**Students doing an additional semester of exchange will receive a mobility grant of A$500 only.

Please refer to the Student Mobility Grant Policy in the La Trobe Policy Library for more information regarding your eligibility.

Successful applicants will receive their mobility grant via electronic transfer to the nominated bank account upon confirmation of enrolment at the host institution or commencement of their program. This process takes approximately three weeks following confirmation of enrolment.

Important note: La Trobe University does not award mobility grants and scholarships to students retrospectively.

All short program funding is paid to students no more than two weeks before the start of the course. Government grants must be paid directly to students, so please check carefully payment dates for your programs and make sure you have sufficient funds. Some mobility grants may be deducted from a La Trobe program cost instead of being paid to students.

Students participating in Short Term and Clinical Placement Programs must submit their applications for a mobility grant at least eight weeks before the commencement of their program overseas. No applications for grants will be considered after the commencement or completion of the program overseas. Applications for mobility grants must be submitted at the Global Lounge (Upper West Side of the Agora, behind Cafe Velocci).

Costs

Youth allowance

Students who receive youth allowance or other government funding can usually continue to receive these benefits when overseas. Please make enquiries about your specific cases with Centrelink directly.

OS Help loans

Some students may be eligible to apply for an OS Help loan, which allows students to borrow up to approximately A$6470 (if you will not be studying in Asia); or A$7764 if you will be studying in Asia for a six month period. For further information, please visit La Trobe University's OS Help website.

Considering your budget

Your budget for exchange will vary depending on the cost of living in your destination. You may be able to find some estimates on the Host University website or the Government websites for your destination country.

Some costs and questions to consider include:

  • airfares–chat to STA travel or search online
  • student visa (if required)–review Embassy/consular websites
  • travel/health insurance–varies in price and make sure you check if you have pre-existing conditions
  • accommodation–will you be sharing a flat or living in a residential college? are you going to a large city or a small town?
  • meals–will you be living on-campus with a meal plan? are you willing to cook for yourself? do you like to eat out at restaurants a lot?
  • other living expenses including utilities–will you be sharing a flat with other students? will utilities be included in the rent?
  • additional travel during or after semester
  • entertainment
  • textbooks
  • incidental expense
  • any additional activities fees (e.g.science lab costs, class field trips)

Working while on exchange

Prior to departure, you need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. This may include your Mobility Grant or other Scholarships, OS HELP loans or Centrelink, but you should be sure the funds are available.

If you choose to work while you are away, it is important to investigate and understand that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

Scholarships

Strategic Mobility Scholarship (SMS) - Semester Exchange

The Strategic Mobility Scholarship awards A$5000 towards a semester/full year exchange program to students who apply for one of the identified priority exchange partnerships. These priority exchange partnerships are subject to change each semester. Approximately 14 scholarships will be available for each semester.

Eligibility

  • Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Minimum WAM of 70
  • Open to domestic and international students
  • Must include a CV with application

Selection criteria

In assessing applications, the SMS committee will be using the following criteria:

  • Academic Performance
  • Academic references
  • Area of study
  • Your potential to successfully complete a full-time semester of study in an unfamiliar environment from which you will benefit both academically and personally, as well as acting as an ambassador for Australia and for La Trobe University.

It is essential that you include supporting documentation with your application. Please refer to the application document for specific details. If your official transcript is not ready at the time of submission, please ensure that you print out a copy of your unofficial transcript, which you can request through your Student Online Account. The decisions of the SMS committee will be final.

Priority institutions for Semester 2, 2018
The AmericasAsiaEurope
Universite du Quebec at Montreal – School of Management, CanadaUniversity of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Denmark (all partners)

Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Chile*University of Pelita Harapan, Indonesia

France (all partners)

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia*

Singapore (all partners)

Germany (all partners)
Tecnologico de Monterrey, MexicoChina (all partners)Italy (all partners)
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico Aalborg University, Denmark
Appalachian State University, USA Umea University, Sweden
Loyola University Maryland, USA Lund University, Sweden
  Linneaus University, Sweden
  Spain (all partners)
  Sheffield Hallam University, UK (Tourism & Hospitality only)

See our exchange partners list for more information on these institutions.

If you have any further queries regarding this scholarship scheme, please don't hesitate to visit or contact the Global Lounge (open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 3pm):

Upper East Side of the Agora (behind Cafe Veloci, and next to the International Student Association office), Melbourne Campus
T: +61 3 9479 2112

Academic Mobility Scholarship (AMS) - Semester Exchange

The Academic Mobility Scholarship awards high achieving students a A$7000 scholarship towards a semester/full year exchange program. Approximately 8 scholarships will be available for each semester.

Eligibility

  • Minimum WAM of 85
  • Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Open to domestic and international students
  • Must include a CV with application

Selection criteria

In assessing applications, the AMS committee will be using the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • University engagement
  • Community engagement
  • Academic references
  • Your potential to successfully complete a full-time semester of study in an unfamiliar environment from which you will benefit both academically and personally, as well as acting as an ambassador for Australia and for La Trobe University.

It is essential that you include supporting documentation with your application. Please refer to the application document for specific details. Note that a CV is also required as an additional part of the application documents. If your official transcript is not ready at the time of submission, please ensure that you print out a copy of your unofficial transcript, which you can request through your Student Online Account).

If you are shortlisted by the AMS committee, the final stage of the selection process may include an interview. Regional campus interviews may be held at Bendigo campus or via phone interview. You must be prepared to make yourself available for the interview. Failure to attend the interview will result in your application being cancelled. Decisions of the AMS committee will be final.

If you have any further queries regarding this scholarship scheme please don't hesitate to visit or contact the Global Lounge (open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 3pm):

Upper East Side of the Agora (behind Cafe Veloci, and next to the International Student Association office), Melbourne Campus
T: +61 3 9479 2112

Australian Government Semester Exchange Asia scholarships

For Semester 1, 2018, we have received funding from the Australian government for semester exchanges under the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility $7000 grants (with required internship) to the following countries and partner universities:

These are very prestigious grants that may include networking receptions where student recipients are recognized by the government and other key stakeholders.

Eligibility

To be eligible for these federal Government Grants you must be:

  • an Australian citizen enrolled at La Trobe University.
  • undertaking a Bachelor or Bachelor Honours degree program onshore at an Australian campus.

Recipients will be determined based on the number of applicants who meet the La Trobe Abroad eligibility for exchange. If there are more applicants than grants, we may hold interviews and review based on the Selection Criteria under the NCP Program.

Students who apply for the Countries and destinations mentioned above and have a 70% weighted average mark will be prioritized.

This grant would replace the standard Mobility Grant.

Browse La Trobe Abroad Institutional partners.

How to apply

Complete the Exchange Application Form and submit it to La Trobe Abroad before standard exchange application deadline.

If you have any further queries regarding this scholarship scheme please don't hesitate to visit or contact the Global Lounge (open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 3pm):

Upper East Side of the Agora (behind Cafe Veloci, and next to the International Student Association office), Melbourne Campus.

Or

For regional campus students: La Trobe Abroad, International office, Education Building 2.13, Bendigo Campus

T: +61 3 9479 2112skypec2c://r/204+61 3 9479 2112

E: studyabroad@latrobe.edu.au

Hallym University accommodation and monthly allowance scholarship - Semester Exchange

What is the Hallym International Dormitory (HID)?

Hallym International Dormitory (HID) is an intensive language and culture program in Hallym University. Hallym students who are interested in developing their language and cultural understanding live and study together with visiting exchange students. The dormitory is organised into four different language sections (English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian). The dormitory itself houses approximately 160 students, 25 per cent from other countries with the majority from Korea. Exchange students in the English section are not necessarily from 'native speaking' countries; but have good quality English skills and are able to assist the Hallym students with their language. Exchange students receive a comprehensive immersion into Korean culture through living with students who are best suited and motivated to communicating and understanding visitors to Korea. Because all of the students work together, HID is considered to have much more of a community than the regular dormitories.

What is the role of exchange student tutors?

As an exchange student tutor, you will be required to:

  • Attend five hours of class/seminars per week. Classes focus on understanding current issues. The work is designed to encourage students to look at topics and issues in different ways and from a different cultural perspective. Seminars are held during the evenings in groups of six or seven. In class, exchange student tutors are required to participate and assist the Korean students. In seminars, exchange student tutors will help organise and lead the study group.
  • Attend a small number of events throughout the semester that all students are encouraged to attend.
  • Assist students with their language development and cultural understanding. This is usually done on an informal basis.

What are the benefits of living in HID?

  • Free accommodation for the whole semester.
  • A scholarship of between KRW400,000 and KRW800,000. The final amount depends on an assessment of your participation in the program.

Most students also consider the friendships, help, and memories the most rewarding aspect of their time in HID.

For more information, visit the HID website.

Application to be an exchange student tutor

We require tutors to be proficient in English and able to advise others on their language development. We also require tutors to be competent at organising and managing small study groups. In order to assess these qualities, we invite all applicants to a telephone interview with a teacher from the course.

APEC scholarships and internships

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) participating economies, including Australia, have partnered with universities and companies to create new study and work opportunities. Check the APEC website to see what opportunities are available for students studying in Australian universities.

Walter Mangold Lanugage Scholarships - Semester Exchange

Walter Mangold Lanugage Scholarships award up to $20,000 to students who are studying a Language and plan to go on Exchange in 2017. Please refer to the Walter Mangold Trust Fund website for more information.

Erasmus+ Scholarship, Europe - Semester Exchange

Scholarship amounts can vary according to the level and duration of studies and the institution. This scholarship is currently available for the following universities:

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Please come speak to the Coordinator for Europe during Global Lounge open hours or send an email expressing your interest to studyabraod@latrobe.edu.au

IRU Scholars in Asia: AIC Mumbai Internship

For the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Scholars in Asia, Mumbai Internship Program from January-February 2018.

Visit the website or see the poster [5MB].  Contact La Trobe Abroad for more details on studyabroad@latrobe.edu.au and visit the Overseas Short Programs webpage for application process.


For further information

Visit us at the Global Lounge!

Students at the Melbourne campus can access more information on exchange partners at the La Trobe Global Lounge (located on the upper East side of the Agora - behind Cafe Velocci). The office is open Monday to Thursday from 11am-3pm.

Facebook -  Log into the 'La Trobe University Study Abroad and Exchange Group' to see what La Trobe students are doing on Exchange!