International fees and scholarships

Fees

Tuition fees

Use Find a Course to find out how much your course will cost. You should also consider the costs of:

  • living in Australia
  • overseas student health cover fees
  • banking in Australia
  • working while studying.

All fees on our website are in Australian dollars and don't include expenses like text books, accommodation, transport or medical costs. Fees are based on a standard annual credit point load (e.g. 120 credit points per year). If you change your student load, your course fees will also change.

Tuition fee arrangements

Tuition Fees are subject to change each year. The University reserves the right to vary fees on an annual basis. Fees will not normally rise above 7 per cent per annum. Should the University decide to increase its fees, that increase will take effect on 1 January of the following year.

Student assistance schemes

Please note that from 1 January 2005, due to Australian Government changes, international students who commence studying in Australia on a student visa and subsequently obtain Permanent Residency will NOT be eligible to access fee assistance schemes (e.g. HECS-HELP, FEE- HELP), unless they are holders of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa.

Transitional arrangements are in place for international students who commenced study prior to 2005. Contact La Trobe International for further information.

Refund policy

La Trobe University has a refund policy to deal with circumstances that require a refund. Please view the Refund policy (PDF 64KB) if you have any questions. Refund application forms are available on our refunds page.

How to pay your fees

When you accept your offer, you can pay via our Secure Payment Portal.

La Trobe University ePayments is a secure web-based service which allows you to make your tuition and health cover payments via VISA/Mastercard or Western Union Business Solutions (in your local currency, where available). It gives you certainty of the final cost and will also speed up the issue of the Confirmation of Enrolment for new students, allowing earlier initiation of the visa application process.

We only accept telegraphic transfer through Western Union Business Solutions via the above link.

Please note: you need to use your La Trobe ID number (which can be found in your letter of offer) when making a payment through ePayments.

Ensure you attach a copy of the La Trobe University ePayments online receipt for credit card or the Bank Receipt (TT slip) for telegraphic transfer payment with your completed International Offer Acceptance Form.

Scholarships

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. To continue receiving your scholarship into your second semester, you must maintain a C grade average.

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 76kb) and submit it to La Trobe International at intapplication@latrobe.edu.au.

Application deadline

  • Round 1 - closes Friday 5 December 2014
  • Round 2 - closes Friday 16 January 2015.

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

These scholarships cover $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 76kb) and submit to La Trobe International at intapplication@latrobe.edu.au.

Undergraduate and postgraduate Africa scholarships ($5,000)

These scholarships cover $5,000 worth of tuition fees for students from Sub-Saharan Africa studying undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs.

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.

How to apply

Contact your agent or download the scholarship application form (PDF 76kb) and submit to La Trobe International at intapplication@latrobe.edu.au.

Undergraduate civil engineering scholarship ($20,000)

This scholarship is worth $20 000 over four years (or $5 000 per year, subject to satisfactory progress) and gives you the chance to work in Bendigo – a region that is facing a shortage of civil engineers.

Who is eligible?

You must be an outstanding international high school graduate (scoring 70% or above in Year 12 or equivalent). You must also meet our English language and academic requirements for the Bachelor of Civil Engineering course.

How to apply

Complete a scholarship application form (PDF 76KB) and submit it to s.synan@latrobe.edu.au with a copy of your offer letter.

La Trobe Business School MBA scholarship ($10,000)

We offer 10 of these scholarships to international students in our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The scholarship is distributed equally across enrolled units for the duration of the course.

Who is eligible?

You must meet the English language and academic requirements, have an indicative GPA of 70% or above from your undergraduate degree, and have received an offer letter. Your level and seniority of work experience will also be considered.

How to apply

Send your completed Scholarship Application Form (PDF 80KB) to international@latrobe.edu.au. 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.

Application deadline

Apply by 24 October.

La Trobe Business School Master of Management Scholarship ($5,000)

We offer 15 of these scholarships to students studying Master of Management, Master of Management (Human Resource Management), Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation). The scholarship will be disbursed equally across enrolled units for the duration of the course.

Who is eligible?

You must meet the English language and academic requirements, have an indicative GPA of 70% or above from your undergraduate degree, and have received an offer letter. Your level and seniority of work experience will also be considered.

How to apply

Send your completed Scholarship Application Form (PDF 80KB) to international@latrobe.edu.au. 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.

Application deadline

Apply by 24 October.

La Trobe Business School Masters by coursework scholarship ($3,000)

These scholarships are for students in two-year Master's courses offered by our Business School at the Melbourne Campus. The scholarship is distributed equally across enrolled units for the duration of the course.

Who is eligible?

You must meet the English language and academic requirements, have an indicative GPA of 70% or above from your undergraduate degree, and have received an offer letter. Your level and seniority of work experience will also be considered.

How to apply

Send your completed Scholarship Application Form (PDF 80KB) to international@latrobe.edu.au. 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.

Application deadline

Apply by 27 February 2015.

La Trobe Business School Master of Engineering Management scholarship ($5,000)

The scholarships are for students in the Master of Engineering Management offered by our Business School at the Melbourne Campus. The scholarship is distributed equally across enrolled units for the duration of the course.

Who is eligible?

You must meet the English language and academic requirements, have an indicative GPA of 70% or above from your undergraduate degree, and have received an offer letter. Your level and seniority of work experience will also be considered.

How to apply

Send your completed Scholarship Application Form (PDF 80KB) to international@latrobe.edu.au. 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.

Application deadline

Apply by 27 February.

La Trobe Business School Master of Information Technology Management scholarship ($5,000)

The scholarships are for students in the Master of Engineering Management offered by our Business School at the Melbourne Campus. The scholarship is distributed equally across enrolled units for the duration of the course.

Who is eligible?

You must meet the English language and academic requirements, have an indicative GPA of 70% or above from your undergraduate degree, and have received an offer letter. Your level and seniority of work experience will also be considered.

How to apply

Send your completed Scholarship Application Form (PDF 80KB) to international@latrobe.edu.au. 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.

Application deadline

Apply by 27 February 2015.

Postgraduate research scholarships

International Postgraduate Research Scheme (IPRS) and La Trobe University Fee Remission Research Scholarship (LTUFRRS)

The IPRS and LTUFRRS are open to international students who want to study a higher degree by research at a Master's or PhD level. They cover tuition fees for two years for a Master's by Research degree and three years for a Doctoral (PhD) degree. Around 300 of these scholarships are awarded nationally each year, funded by the Australian Government.

Who is eligible?

Both scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, and applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 30 September for students starting the following year. Recipients must be ready to start no later than 30 June they year after they apply.

International students can apply for this scholarship when they submit their application to La Trobe. A separate application form is not required, but applicants may need to submit further documentation on request (e.g. thesis chapter/s in English translation).

Applicants who have just completed study on such a scholarship are not eligible to apply for the IPRS.

Applicants for the IPRS should also apply for a La Trobe Postgraduate Research Scholarship (LTUPRS).

La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (LTUPRS)

International students who want to study a higher degree by research at a Master's or PhD level can apply for the La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (LTUPRS). This scholarship was worth $24,653 per year in 2013 and assists with the cost of living (cannot be used to pay tuition fees).

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 30 September for students starting the following year. Recipients must be ready to start no later than 30 June they year after they apply. Applicants must also meet our English language requirements

International students can apply for this scholarship when they submit their application to La Trobe. A separate application form is not required, but applicants may need to submit further documentation on request (e.g. thesis chapter/s in English translation).

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.

Email: international@latrobe.edu.au
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 .

Study Abroad Ambassador scholarships

Our Study Abroad Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to apply for the prestigious La Trobe University Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship. These scholarships are $1,000 per student.

With this scholarship, you can undertake an integrative program during your Study Abroad semester that includes a combination of cultural outings, networking opportunities and special events at no extra cost. When you return home, you will act as a future ambassador of La Trobe.

Who is eligible?

This scholarship is available to incoming fee-paying Study Abroad students.

How to apply

Download the La Trobe Abroad Ambassador application form (PDF 510KB) and submit it to studyabroad@latrobe.edu.au.

To find out more, email us at studyabroad@latrobe.edu.au

Applications for 2014 have now closed. Scholarship details for 2015 will be updated on this website in coming weeks.

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 Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education website .

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.

Email: international@latrobe.edu.au
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.

Fellowships

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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