La Trobe graduate research scholarships

Scholarships are available for PhD, Professional Doctorate and Masters by research degrees. Successful scholarship applicants will receive a stipend, tuition fee scholarship and allowances.

Applications have now closed

Applications close: 30 September for international applicants and 31 October for Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents. The next round of scholarships will be advertised in early 2022.

Other scholarship opportunities

We also offer a range of specialist scholarships, including scholarships for industry and international partnership projects, which have their own application requirements and deadlines. You can search for all open graduate research scholarships in the University’s scholarship database.

Project-based PhD scholarships

Apply for a scholarship to complete a PhD on a specific topic with one of our world-class research teams. Visit our project-based scholarships page to see available projects across a diverse range of research areas.

Research Training Program scholarships

If you prefer to choose your own research topic, our Research Training Program scholarships are available for doctoral or masters research across all areas of research at La Trobe. You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident to apply.

Dennis McDermott Research scholarships

The Dennis McDermott Research scholarships are awarded to Indigenous students of exceptional research promise to undertake a graduate research degree at La Trobe University, and include an additional top-up stipend and research support allowance on top of a standard Research Training Program scholarship. You must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin to apply.

Research Equity scholarships

Research Equity scholarships are available to graduate research candidates who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, have a disability or who come from a low socio-economic background. You can apply for a topic of your choice for doctoral or masters research, as well as for the projects advertised in the project-based PhD scholarships. You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident to apply.

Medicinal Agriculture PhD scholarships

La Trobe is offering several Medicinal Agriculture scholarships through the  ARC Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture for PhD candidates to undertake research aimed at improving the profitability and sustainability of medicinal agriculture for primary producers and adding value for pharmaceutical manufacturers and end users. Contact medaghub@latrobe.edu.au to express your interest and discuss project opportunities.

La Trobe University – Sheffield Hallam University Joint PhD program scholarships

La Trobe University is offering PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with Sheffield Hallam University, UK, in the areas of sport, food, health and wellbeing. Candidates in the joint program will benefit from the research community, networking and collaborations of the SHU/LTU global strategic partnership and will spend one year of study in the UK. On completion, candidates will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe and Sheffield Hallam University.

La Trobe University – Bayreuth University Joint PhD program scholarships

La Trobe University is offering PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with Bayreuth University, Germany, in the areas of sport technology and integrity in sport. Candidates in the joint program will spend one year of study in Germany and, on completion, will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe and Bayreuth University.

La Trobe University – European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (Eu-XFEL) PhD program scholarships

La Trobe University is offering PhD scholarships to undertake a PhD in collaboration with the EuXFEL in Hamburg, Germany. Candidates in the program will work in the area of biomedical and life sciences, with a particular focus on health and drug discovery, and spend one year of study in Germany working with scientists in a unique environment offering state-of-the-art imaging.