Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarships ($10,000 - $20,000)

La Trobe's Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) cover tuition fees for high-achieving international students accepted into our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. Worth between $10,000 and $20,000, these scholarships are paid across a maximum of two semesters (or 12 months).

If you receive this scholarship, you still need to pay for any difference in fees for your first two semesters, fees for the rest of your course, and your Overseas Student Health Cover.

Who is eligible?

You must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and be applying to start an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program. You must also have scored 85% or equivalent in your previous degree/award, and meet our English language and academic entry requirements. You are not eligible if you are starting a Higher Degree by Research, exchange program, Study Abroad program, ELICOS and Foundation Studies program, or Diploma course.

How to apply

After you receive your offer, complete a scholarship application form [PDF 387KB] and submit it to La Trobe International at

Application deadlines

AES Deadlines for Semester 1 2017 are:

  • Friday 9 September (Round 1)
  • Friday 11 November (Round 2)
  • Friday 6 January (Round 3)

Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships

La Trobe values academic excellence. If you're thinking about applying for a full fee paying place in postgraduate study at La Trobe, consider also applying for our Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship. You'll get a 20 per cent reduction on your course fees for your entire degree.

Who is eligible?

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

  • be applying to study a postgraduate course at any La Trobe campus.
  • meet course prerequisites and have a weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 per cent.

To apply for this award in our Juris Doctor program you'll need a WAM of 75. Conditions apply.

How to apply

Send your completed scholarship application form [PDF 458KB] to Once you receive you scholarship award letter (via email), send your scholarship and offer acceptance letters to your Admissions Case Officer - their details and your acceptance deadline will be in your scholarship award letter.

Terms and conditions

The Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship :

  • is not transferable across courses and only applies to your current offer.
  • will remain valid if you take an approved leave of absence and return to study.
  • will not be valid if you defer the intake of your course and will cease to be valid if you withdraw from your course after the census date (in which case you would be liable for the full debt for the teaching period in which you withdrew).
  • will not apply to tuition fees for a subject from which you withdraw after the census date. In this case, you will be liable for the full debt of the subjects withdrawn late. Commencing students at La Trobe University are eligible to only receive one scholarship.
  • in the instance where you have been offered more than one scholarship, the scholarship of greater value will be applied.
  • is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, as their numbers are limited.
  • the deadline for this scholarship is the commencement date of your course. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Undergraduate and postgraduate regional campus scholarships (up to $5,000)

These scholarships offer up to $5,000 worth of tuition fees for international students studying undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs at one of our regional campuses.

Who is eligible?

You must meet the English language and academic requirements for your course, and have an unconditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at one of our regional campuses.

How to apply

Contact your agent or download the scholarship application form [PDF 387KB] and submit to La Trobe International at

Postgraduate research scholarships

Please visit the get a research degree website for information about scholarships, fees and how to apply for a graduate research degree.

Alumni advantage

If you're a La Trobe graduate, you may be eligible for a 10% fee reduction when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program. See the details on the Alumni Advantage on our Alumni website.

External scholarships

The Australia Awards scheme

This Commonwealth-funded scheme offers scholarship opportunities to international students who want to study in Australia. We host students from the Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships scheme, which also offers non-qualification based fellowship opportunities. Find out more at the Australia Awards website.

Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships

These are internationally competitive and merit-based awards that allow citizens from the Asia Pacific, Asia, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to study in Australia. Find out more at the Department of Education and Training.

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

The Council funds scholarships of $50,000 in tuition fees for an international students commencing undergraduate studies in a business school or faculty of an Australian university. There is one scholarship per calendar year and the first year of award is 2014, and the scholarship is paid at a maximum of $12,500 per semester over two to three years.

Who is eligible?

  • International students.
  • Students undertaking an undergraduate course (commerce, economics, accounting etc) in a business faculty or school at an Australian university.
  • Students with the highest results achieved in the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT).

How to apply

Find out how to apply on the ACER website.

Postgraduate Research Scholarships for Mexican students

El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) provide a number of scholarships every year for students undertaking Master's by research or PhD programs at La Trobe. Find out more at the CONACyT website.

Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship

Please contact us to enquire about applying for your candidature and the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship.

Tel: + 61 3 9627 4805

For more information on scholarship opportunities for Indian doctoral students please visit the Australia India Institute website.

Victoria International Research Scholarship

The State Government of Victoria – in partnership with Victorian universities – offers six scholarships for PhD candidates at Victorian universities. Each scholarship is worth $90,000 for the duration of your PhD. Find out more at the Study Melbourne website.


Australia Awards Endeavour Research Fellowships

These fellowships are for students and professionals from countries throughout the Asia Pacific, Asia, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake short-term research or professional development at Australian institutions.

Students on Endeavour Research Fellowships (including Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong and AIEC Research Fellowships) can work towards a Master's degree or PhD with a host institution in Australia for a period of four to six months.

Student on Endeavour Executive Fellowships can undertake a professional development project with a host institution in Australia for a period of one to four months.

Find out more at the Endeavour Fellowship website , and make sure you read the Applicant Guidelines document.

USA to Australia Fellowships

The American Australian Association's Education Fund (AAAEF) gives annual awards to US fellows who want to study in Australia. Find out more at the American Australian Association website.

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